Independent home in a small, quiet residence of a seaside resort village.
- english, french, spanish, italian
About Emilia Lagana
As a teacher of English in secondary school I've always enjoyed travelling in English speaking countries and not only for professional and personal interests. While living in Sicily I like meeting up with independent travellers and hosting them to make their holiday as comfortable as possible. They'll definitely find the best location for finding out about the eastern coast of Sicily and I will provide them with all useful information according to time of the year.
Emilia Lagana purchased this House in 1990
Why Emilia Lagana chose Riposto
I enjoy travelling and finding out about new countries and people. As a teacher this offers great personal and professional opporutinities. When I travel I like renting out my property but also when I don't so I can get in touch with travellers from all over the world who like entering authentic life and life styles not like touristy places far from local customs.
What makes this House unique
Very comfortable place for families and couples with plenty of space like balconies, terraces and courtyards; besides a private garden where to relax or get sun tanned. You can have all your meals outside furnished with stone barbecue, hot water sink and tables, bamboo sofas al surrounded by flower beds and privacy. You don't necessarily need cars because just walking you can go to the beach, food shops and restaurants; besides the post office and pharmacy are just nearby. And in the evenings you can't miss a walk along the beautiful seashore or an open air summer show in the centre. However if you wish to take excursions and discover the island there is no better place, few km away form A18 motororway and SS 114 to travel north and south the Ionian coast. In 20' you can reach a mountain resort town for a special dinner or another special event. Mt. Etna is our greatest attraction if your prefer nature to art and culture, history and architecture that have made many cities and towns Unesco World Heritage for its baroque mainly.
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The apartment was as prom...
The apartment was as promised. My daughter and I felt very safe and comfortable staying here. The owner, Emilia, is wonderful! She was so kind and patient with helping us to settle in comfortably. The area around the apartment is a small fishing village. If you are planning to stay in the area, there are markets and restaurants very close to the apartment. Catania and Acireale are a short drive if you want to go into town. We would absolutely stay here again!
"Emilia was the best owne...
"Emilia was the best owner we''ve ever seen. She provided us with all necessary info about possible trips and surroundings. The house is fully equipped with everything you need, there''s a beautiful garden to have a rest in. We had really wonderful vacation at Sicily!"
"emilia was fantastic, sh...
"emilia was fantastic, she picked us up from the airport and took us back, she was very friendly and full of information on the island. it was a lovely apartment, in a small secure block, it was really clean with everything one needed to enjoy a home from home feeling, shops one minute away. shore a quick walk, restaurants all very close too. bicylces, outdoor grill, kayak all there to use freely"
"everything was great. Cl...
"everything was great. Clean, cozy, comfortable, very friendly"
"Abbiamo trascorso una sp...
"Abbiamo trascorso una splendida vacanza in Torre Archirafi. It was a lovely stay.Nice and cosy appartment with spacious balcony and terrace. The beautiful garden is a great plus, children like to play there, we would read and relax during midday heat. You have everything near by:shops,market,sea! Host was very friendly and helpful and ensured our stay was comfortable."
"It was amazing and very ...
"It was amazing and very touching how Emilia and Luigi made feel us comfortable. Meeting with a bottle of Champaign and helping us with other issues like fixing internet connection on my laptop, picking up at the airport and taking back in the early morning and giving all the information we needed. They arranged renting a car for us and car was delivered right to the apartment.
Apartment is comfortably equipped, in garage there are bicycles for riding to nearest towns and along the seashore, and sea is 50 miters walk from apartment. Also there is a small garden with green grass for having a rest.
A barbeque on terrace is a good one for grilling fish and meat and other things, also terrace is very huge and good for sleeping or for taking sun bath. Around we have found shops, cafes and pharmacy. It is a nice and quiet place for staying with a family or with kids. All facilities for kids are also in apartment. It has 2 bedrooms, a dining room, 2 toilets and showers. We had a very good time and it was a home for us for those 3 weeks that we spent in this apartment. We recommend this place, even in winter it is good, so in summer it will be just perfect."
The nearest airport is Catania-Fontanaossa, 30 Km from the house, the nearest train station is Giarre-Riposto, about 2 Km away. If you get to Catania, Acireale or Giarre by car and don't have a navigator we can arrange an appointment and drive you to the residence. The nearest port is Riposto Marina, 2 Km away from the residence. Just opposite the residence is the bus stop that runs directly to Giarre-Riposto, the nearest towns. The motorway A18 Messina-Catania and the main state Road which links Messina to Syracuse are just 2 kilometres away from the property.
Nature and art are the most recommended aspects to discover. This area has been the crib of many civilizations and the environment is full of contrasts. From Taormina to Syracuse, you will admire the archelogical sites of the Greek and Roman people, the baroque architecture of Catania and Acireale, the stunning effect of Mt. Etna on the surrounding territory.
You can also go shopping as you wish both to exclusive boutiques or to great shopping centres within very easy reach since the house is located in one of the most commercial areas of Sicily.
Within few metres from the house you have supermarkets, chemistry, post office, bars, pizzeria, restaurant, tabacconist and also a farm which grows its own fruit and vegetables. And not far also big shopping centres.