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We are Loredana and Filippo. As enthusiasts and lovers of the area and the surroundings, we are at your disposal to give advice and suggestions to make sure your stay is as pleasant at it can be.
Why Filippo chose Aci Trezza
We love our island, its story, its people and its culture. We love to live our beautiful land in every moment of the year, we love our sea but also the splendid mount Etna. We are, and we demonstrate it, precise and trustful hosts. From the beginning of this renting experience, we always tried to offer something more and different to our guests, putting ourselves in their clothes and asking ourselves what would we have wanted if we were tourists here in Sicily, more exactly in Catania. Kindness, attention and coziness are important and our ambition is to represent the “local friend”, that makes you live and understand the spirit of Sicily. Our holiday house “Il Ciclope”, is not like an anonymous and impersonal hotel flat, but it is more like a second home where you can refuge from the daily stress and just relax and enjoy yourself. We could give you useful information about the best ways to move around, just like renting a car and how to move to or from the airport.
What makes this Apartment unique
Ideal for those who like to indulge in a regenerating break and to get pampered by the scents, flavors and atmosphere of the land of Sicily.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Perfect base to explore Eastern Sicily
Good base for 2-4 guests, located near rocky beach and good links to sights in Eastern Sicily. Nice and clean apartment with all you need for your stay. Owners kindly provided beach parasol and mats. Filippo and Loredana gave us a warm welcome and a thoughtful parting gift. They were enthusiastic about the local area and give us plenty of ideas about visits. The apartment is in a secure and quiet residential area with easy parking and a delightful terrace boasting super views over the Mediterranean. Air con was a blessing especially at night. We had a super week and would recommend this property.
Great views from the terrace
The apartment had lovely views and was comfortable and well-equipped. We enjoyed the terrace into the evening even at the end of October.
We visited Taormina, Siracusa, Etna and the Villa Romane del Casale - well worth the drive for the fantastic mosaics.
Fillipo and Loredana were great hosts and we would recommend "Il Ciclope" to anyone visiting this part of Sicily
Very comfortable apartment, superb view from terrace
Filippo and Loredana welcomed us on arrival and after showing us round the apartment, gave us useful info on best places to eat nearby, local supermarkets and best ways to access Taormina, Etna, etc. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Driving in Sicily "interesting"
Home from home
Owners very welcoming, information first class, and apartment high spec. Everything you needed was provided, including a glorious view.
Convenient for visiting spectacular Taormina, brooding Mt. Etna and the Cyclope Riviera.
Great views of the Ciclope from the terrace, clean, modern, comfortable!
Loredana and Filippo are great hosts who did everything possible to make our stay in Aci Trezza outstanding. The location is very convenient if you want to visit Mt. Etna, Taormina, Siracusa, etc. (by car). If you do visit Taormina, don't miss Castelmola, which is charming.
The apartment overlooks the sea, and the village of Aci Trezza is a short 8-10 minute walk. We even went to the Lido di Ciclopi club which is even closer, and for 3€ PP you can use their facilities; we went swimming in the crystal clear water of the Ionian Sea, using their stairs to access the water. Quite delightful.
The apartment itself is beautifully decorated, and you must pay close attention to the very artistic pen and ink drawings made by Filippo himself! The wifi was very good and we could watch the english-language BBC on the television, so we felt connected. The kitchen is a bit narrow, but quite serviceable. Thanks to Loredana and Filippo for their gracious welcoming supplies. Also, Loredana speaks english well, so that facilitated our visit.
The hosts provide a very helpful YouTube video showing how to get to their property; that's good because they are not on via dei Malavoglia as stated on HomeAway, but at the end of via Polifemo. While there is good parking on the road, they also provide garage parking (our economy car just barely fit).
Overall, a great vacation experience, thanks to our great hosts!
Great property with an excellent location
We were delighted with our choice. The property is a five minute walk to a small fishing village and an excellent based for exploring the delights of eastern Sicily. We found the property to be well equipped and perfect for a couple. The aspect of the property provides sunshine until the afternoon and is then shaded and this, together with the property being air conditioned, was most welcome relief from the heat.
The village provides a large choice of dining options as well as local bakers and grocers and there is a large supermarket around 10 minutes drive north of the village.
The owners are charming, hospitable and helpful and added to our holiday. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would happily return.
From Catania's airport 'Vincenzo Bellini' : distance 15 Km -
A18 Messina-Catania Uscita-exit on Acireale , 5 Km - A19 Palermo-Catania, Uscita-exit on Catania, 17 Km -
With train: Stazione Centrale Catania – Piazza Giovanni XXIII: 10 Km
The holiday home is situated in the wonderful scenery of the” Riviera dei Ciclopi “ nearby Acitrezza, an old seafaring town that has become the home of Catania’s nightlife thanks to its clubs, restaurants and summer events.
The legend says, that Odysseus during his voyage on the Mediterranean, landed on an island inhabited with a giant with one eye, Polyphemus. The rocks which Polyphemus threw to Odysseus' boat are
still present in Acitrezza and are known as “ I Faraglioni”.
The location is a perfect starting point for visiting all of eastern Sicily: Catania and Acireale are reachable within minutes, with a bit more more time the Mount Etna, the Europe's biggest volcano, can be easily reached for unforgettable trekking experiences and by using the highway you can easily get to beautyful places such as Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Messina,Tindari, Syracuse, Noto, Piazza Armerina e the "Villa del Casale".
The area offers boat and pedal boat trips along the coast as well as scuba diving experiences inside the Area Marina Protetta 'Isole Ciclopi'.