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Retreat Amidst Prestigious Vineyards with Unique View on Mount Etna

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Found on the north side of Etna, Casa Lavica is a rural house with lava stonewalls, living, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a panoramic view that stretches from the inland Sicilian landscape to the heights of the volcano’s craters. Follow a country road, prepare yourself for a peaceful and relaxing time and arrive to this black lava stone house, which color sharply contrasts the bright green of the wild Sicilian vegetation. You will be amidst antique lava flows and prestigious vineyards, such us those of Verzella & Pietramarina produced by renowned wineries like Benanti, Firriato and Terre Nere. Not far from the house a small vintage train passes three times a day around the Etna… certainly an original way of discovering the highest volcano of Europe!
Casa Lavica is a perfect gateway, shops and restaurants are at a short drive and they easily combine with day trips to the medieval villages of the Etna: Randazzo, Castiglione and Francavilla di Sicilia. No tourist traps!
The delightful gorge 'Gole d'Alcantara’, Taormina and Giardini Naxos (with sandy beaches) distance about a 30 min. drive (30 km).

Thanks to the presence of a fireplace and central heating, Casa Lavica lends itself to a cosy winter stay. Did you know that you could ski on the Etna? The closest ski-facilities are in Piano Provenzano (Linguaglossa), only 7 km away!

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 90 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 child bed

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    ...moreless

  • The property consists of a spacious living room with open kitchen, fireplace and wooden table, two double rooms both with own en-suite bathroom (with toilet, bidet and shower). In one of the rooms a single bed can be added....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Prices include Internet, final cleaning, linen and bathroom towels, water and electricity. Heating is not included, but it is only necessary usually between October and April. An original way of exploring the Etna is by train (Ferrovia Circumetnea). The closest stations where you can step in are in Passopisciaro (2 km) and Solicchiata (2km) ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Volcano
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Roller Blading
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    Moca...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
4-seasons rate
Jul 2 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$647

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • No additional mandatory fees

Notes:

Prices include use of Internet USB key, final cleaning, linen and towels, water, electricity. Heating is not included (necessary usually between October and April). Changeover day: Saturday (preferred)

Security deposit = 150 Euro.


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Location

40 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Catania, Fontanarossa Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Giardini Naxos / Taormina
60 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Messina
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Il Picciolo, Linguaglossa
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Linguaglossa
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Passopisciaro
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Linguaglossa
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Piano Provenzano, Linguaglossa, Etna
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Giardini Naxos / Taormina

Car: Necessary

Casa Lavica is located at 700 metres above the sea level, on the North side of Mount Etna where one of the best red wines of Sicily is produced. Several prestigious vineyards can be found in the surroundings of the house as well as wine resorts where you can enjoy a wine tasting. The slopes of the Etna are very fertile soils and grapes are not the only quality product of this area. You can easily find fragrant olive oil, biological honey, and by driving 30 minutes away, the famous pistachios of Bronte.

Casa Lavica is definitely an excellent base from which to explore the eastern part of Sicily.

At a short drive the villages of Etna, such as Randazzo, Castiglione and Francavilla di Sicilia, which are famous for their ancient lava flows, the architecture of their seventeenth century churches, their delicious local produce and their Norman castles. The sea, the sandy beaches of Giardini Naxos and the beautiful town of Taormina are at only 30 minutes by car.

In summer Casa Lavica is a fresh and peaceful retreat, in winter is a cosy place where to return after skiing on the Etna. The closest ski-facilities are in Piano Provenzano (Linguaglossa), but can also be found at Rifugio Sapienza (Nicolosi).

 

Manager info

intoSicily

About: We have been with Homeaway since 2006, proposing houses that are able to unfold Sicily's colours and charm at best. Houses with quality furnishing in unique locations, with incredible views or with a pool, always accurately selected in order to satisfy our main wish: to see you falling in love with Sicily just like we did. We provide you with transparent information and true pictures. What you see is exactly what you get. We will advise you as much as we can about travel info, transfers and car rental. Dinners in villas and other extra services can also be arranged. Finally, our prices are final rates! There are no hidden additional costs. We are flexible with your arrivals and departures and if you need a late check-in this is usually possible.


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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch

 

Photos

  • Casa Lavica

    Casa Lavica

  • Casa Lavica and its terrace where you can enjoy a meal and the view on the Etna

    Casa Lavica and its terrace where you can enjoy a meal and the view on the Etna

  • The terrace of Casa Lavica

    The terrace of Casa Lavica

  • Casa Lavica and Mount Etna

    Casa Lavica and Mount Etna

  • One of the two bedrooms of Casa Lavica

    One of the two bedrooms of Casa Lavica

  • One of the two bedrooms of Casa Lavica with en-suite bathroom

    One of the two bedrooms of Casa Lavica with en-suite bathroom

  • One of the two bedrooms of Casa Lavica with en-suite bathroom

    One of the two bedrooms of Casa Lavica with en-suite bathroom

  • The kitchen and dining table of Casa Lavica

    The kitchen and dining table of Casa Lavica

  • The fireplace of Casa Lavica

    The fireplace of Casa Lavica

  • The little vintage train that goes around the Etna (Ferrovia Circumetnea)

    The little vintage train that goes around the Etna (Ferrovia Circumetnea)

  • The country road that leads to Casa Lavica

    The country road that leads to Casa Lavica

  • View on the volcano

    View on the volcano

  • Casa Lavica

    Casa Lavica

  • The kitchen and dining table of Casa Lavica

    The kitchen and dining table of Casa Lavica

  • The fireplace of Casa Lavica

    The fireplace of Casa Lavica

  • The little vintage train that goes around the Etna (Ferrovia Circumetnea)

    The little vintage train that goes around the Etna (Ferrovia Circumetnea)

  • The location of Casa Lavica on the map

    The location of Casa Lavica on the map

  • Casa Lavica. On the foreground you see a second building which is closed.

    Casa Lavica. On the foreground you see a second building which is closed.

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