First floor.Sleeps 4.Total floor area including terraces 100 sq.m.Two bedrooms. A renovated, elegant apartment in Art Nouveau, stunning for its sturdy structure with thick walls and concave ceilings, 5 m. high, A spacious master bedroom, finely enhanced with Sicilian furnishing: a double bed, a closet, a delicate, floral porcelain chandelier, and a LCD TV on the wall. Across the hallway, a bright bedroom with twin beds. Adjacent is a large bathroom complete with tub and shower. A living/dining room with a comfortable sofa, a dining table and chairs, a LCD satelliteTV on the wall and most of all, free WI-FI access. A kitchen with a wide sink and cooking range in stainless steel, a washing machine. Wide glass doors open out to two adjoining terraces, excellent for dining alfresco or just lazing around.
There is free WIFI access.
There is parking in the courtyard.
The apartment is less than 2 km to the nearest beach 'FONDACHELLO'.
Bakeries (panifici), pastry shops (pasticcerie), ice cream parlors (gelaterie), snack bars (tavola calda), supermarkets (supermercati), the bank (la banca), the post office (ufficio postale), the church (la chiesa), the pharmacies (le farmacie), the playground (il parco gioco) and the town square (la piazza) are all within walking distance.
Mascali is surrounded by many known tourist spots like Mt. Etna, Taormina, the castle of Calatabiano, il Castello degli Schiavi, the gorge of Alcantara, the baroque cities of Acireale, Catania and Siracusa, just to mention a few.
Thanks to Mt Etna, fruit trees and orchards are abundant in this fertile land. Lemon and orange plantations and vineyards cover the hillslide down the volcanic slopes.
Don't miss more nearby attractions like:
GIARRE, a nearby town ideal for a shopping spree down Corso Italia and along via Callipoli;
CONFORAMA, a commercial center on SS114; other malls of Catania are PORTE di CATANIA, ETNAPOLIS, and CENTRO SICILIA.
A great way of visitng the surrounding towns around ETNA would be to take a ride on the FERROVIA CIRCUMETNEA (the 'Railway around the Etna');
RIPOSTO, known for its fresh fish market;
go and see the PORTO dell'ETNA, the harbor.Enjoy the stunning view over a Sicilian meal, this is also a great place to try the famous Sicilian sherbet 'granita' for breakfast;
visit GURNA, an extraordinary Natural Reserve within the territory of MASCALI and FIUMEFREDDO;
the vineyards of SANTA VENERINA, SANT'ALFIO, MILO, LINGUAGLOSSA, excellent wine producing towns;
within less than 30 minutes of pleasant driving is IL PICCIOLO, a 18 hole golf course;
Farther up on ETNA's northern side is PIANA PROVENZANA, from where one can join a S.T.A.R. excursion on a jeep up till the crater.
As for night life, TAORMINA, CASTELMOLA, GIARDINI-NAXOS, ACIREALE and CATANIA are all excellent for fine dining,pubs, bars, night clubs and discotheques. You name it, we've got it.