An authentically restored country-house oozing charm of an idyllic past amidst a delightful hilly landscape … from here a superb view extends up to the Ionian Sea, just eight Kilometres away, while the cute pool under a fig tree becomes a truly tempting modern comfort.
Villa Idyllica is located right below a rocky hill. Following a path, you can reach its summit and enjoy an even superior view. It is also likely that you’ll see the four horses of the owner of Villa Idyllica running freely in this unspoiled scenery!
The villa consists of a main building and an adjacent dépendance. The main building is about 110 m2 on 2 floors. On the ground floor there is a large living room with adjoining fully equipped kitchen, including oven and microwave. A staircase leads up to the sleeping area with three bedrooms and a bathroom with bathtub with shower and a washing machine. The dépendence, which is about 40m2, provides you with an extra kitchen, a second bathroom and a fourth double bedroom on a mezzanine. You can access it from the outside, right next to the entrance of the main building.
A garden full of Mediterranean vegetation surrounds the villa and, under a centuries-old olive tree, provides you with a great place to barbecue.
Villa Idyllica is ideal for a relaxing retreat and offers a genuine version of Sicily that is truly family-friendly. The first restaurant - the excellent Paradise Restaurant - is within walking distance (400 meters) and without spending much time in the car you can reach the stunning sandy beaches of Giardini Naxos, Taormina, the impressive gorges and ravines of the River Alcantara and, of course, the Mount Etna and all the picturesque villages, as well as prestigious wineries and vineyards on its flanks.
The Alcantara Valley is one of the lushest valleys of Sicily thanks to the presence of the Alcantara River that supplies irrigation water to the many citrus orchards cultivated in the area all year round. Even during the hot and dry Sicilian summers, the Alcatara Rivers remains ice cold, providing to all its visitors with fresh relaxing moments. You can simply wet your feet and peacefully lying down on its beaches and on its rocks, or doing fun activities such us tubing excursions or exploring the river with its lava-stone walls and waterfalls by hiking or by riding a horse.
The Alcantara Valley is a truly strategic base from where to explore the Eastern side of Sicily. The charming town of Taormina, its vibrant coast and coast villages (30km of beaches from Fondachello to Sant’Alessio Siculo), Mt Etna and its authentic villages are all very close by.
If you are a wine-lover you cannot miss Castiglione di Sicilia, a nearby village known as ‘the city of wine’ (‘Città del Vino’) for its famous vineyards and wineries.