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About francesco D'angelo
A bank clerk, a graduate in economics and commerce, a lover of nature and organic products. A small wine producer for passion and hobby
francesco D'angelo purchased this Villa in 1991
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Peace and tranquility in the mountains.
Well located property for touring the area (Etna Nord and Taormina) and away from the crowds but easy access to the main roads. Excellent facilties to cater for all your needs especially the pool to cool down in. Flexible property able to accommodate large groups. Whilst steep road to access the property it is okay after you have done it once. We had a Jeep Renegade which was just right for size. 2WD is fine also though. Francesco and Giovanna were excellent hosts and on hand if needed and were great tour guides! We had a wonderful 5 days and even managed a day trip to Syracuse. Thank you. Mark & Cheryl Smith and family
It was a pleasure to meet this family. Very friendly, polite and always smiling. They left the house in perfect order and clean. I'm sorry that they only stayed for a few days, I hope I can host them again-
Perfect property with stunning views
Brilliant week and friendly hosts.
Sitting outside watching smoke from Etna
River canyon park just up the road
Friendly, helpful hosts
I wouldn't fancy driving up the road to the property in winter months. Its fine in Summer once you realise that you need to go up in first gear with you foot down to the floor.
Thank you for your review.
About the street: we live here the whole year, so we go up and down without problems. It's difficult if it snows (here rarely and only for few hours) or there's a water storm . In the end just put the first gear and go. Regards
Great view but hard to reach!
We actually cut our stay short as bad weather made the road to the house a problem. The time of year wasn't appropriate for this property. There was no wi Fi and very limited TV. The unfortunate weather left the views of Etna undiscovered. We arrived back after an outing to a note on the door warning us not to leave for the next two days as a storm was forecast. No communication from the hosts until once power had been out and breakers could not be reset we had a very brief visit to explain how to turn the power back on. Also, there were no instructions for the house or the area left for renters. I have always found a helpful binder left by the owners in the past. There was no pool or fresh vegetables that we saw. Major concern though is the location which can be terrifying on your first few times over it. Definitely something you do not want to be doing at night! At this time of year it is dark very early.
Wonderful house in a quiet location
We had a lovely restful stay with Giovanna and Francesco. The location was lovely with great views. The accommodation was spacious and homely with a great kitchen that was a pleasure to cook in, especially as there was fresh fish available in the village. It was an added bonus to be given fresh produce from the garden.We visited the gorge and had some nice walks near by. The local beaches were good but crowded, we found quieter ones by driving south. We moved on to Syracuse which we thought was wonderful.
Thanks for the review. It was a pleasure to make your acquaintance and have guests so discreet, friendly and sociable, I hope to see you soon.
Dejlig Italiensk hus
Skønt hus i Italiensk stil. Gode terrasser til soldyrking men også nogle til læ for regn og sol. Ligger ad meget stejl vej, så større biler er det nærmest ikke muligt at komme op af vejen med. Tæt på mange seværdigheder.
Abbiamo passato tre giorni a cavallo del capodanno in questa casa. La zona è molto bella perché permette in poco tempo di raggiungere il mare, l' Etna o posti come Taormina e Castelmola.
Eravamo con due coppie di amici, noi con figli. La casa ci ha permesso di condividere spazi comuni come la cucina-soggiorno, la veranda, l'esterno (molto bello, con ulivi e aranci), riuscendo a ritagliarci al tempo stesso spazi nostri grazie alla divisione delle stanze su due piani. Casa ben attrezzata e padroni di casa, la signora Giovanna e il signor Francesco, disponibili e con noi davvero molto gentili. Felici della scelta.
Siamo felici che vi siate trovati bene, vi ringraziamo per avere scelto la nostra proprietá e vi auguriamo ancora un anno strepitoso.
A18 motorway - exit Giardini Naxos-direction Francavilla di Sicilia - at the Crossroad Graniti-Francavilla, follow the sign to Francavilla for about 500 meters, the climb leading to the villa is located next to the restaurant " I Golosi dell'Alcantara ".The private road (400 mt) is steep and with some curves, a two-way traffic, asphalt and in the evening it is lit up only by the lights of nearby villas. It's preferred ahead with machines not very bulky.
Nearby excellent restaurants with typical Sicilian cuisine at reasonable prices.