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Villa Guardia vacation self catering apartment

Apartment set at ground floor of a private villa a short distance from the sea (2 km) and from Mount Etna, situated in Guardia Mangano, on the outskirts of Acireale (Catania). A few hundred metres away is the centre of Guardia where all the main services (supermarket, chemist, newsagent, post-office etc.) can be found.

The part of the house used by guests has recently been modernised in rustic style using typical Sicilian materials; The two double beds are in adjoining rooms, one of which is in the same general space as the kitchen. There is a sliding door between the two bedrooms. The guests can use their own separate entrance, a parking space in the large courtyard, not to mention the 350 sq mts of garden with its own furniture for those moments of total relaxation. Gas stove heating available from November till March.

It is an ideal accommodation for families with 2 OR 3 children.

Owner lives on site, car hire recommended.

Touristic spots nearby: Acireale and the Riviera of the lemons (distance 5 km): baroque town at the foot of Mount Etna built on a lavic plateau (La Timpa). To be visited: the ancient centre of the town with S.Sebastiano Basilica, the wonderful Piazza del Duomo and the Cathedral, SS. Pietro e Paolo church.

Very closer to the city is the Riviera of the Lemons with it’s typical Sicilian fishing villages S.Maria La Scala, S.Tecla, Pozzillo and Stazzo. Acireale is also famous for it’s Carnival, the best one in Sicily, which takes place in February. Taormina (distance 25 km): founded by the Greeks, Taormina had an incredible development during last century becoming one of the most important tourist resort in the world, well-known for the archaeological and naturalistic beauties.

To visit: the ancient Greek-Roman Theatre, Corvaia Palace, the Cathedral, S.Domenico friary, Castelmola, Giardini Naxos, Isola Bella and the nearby seaside: Schisò, Recanati and Mazzarò. Catania and the Cyclops Riviera (distance 15 Km): town re-built in baroque style after the awful earthquake, which destroyed it, almost totally, in 1693. To be visited: the ancient centre of the town with the Cathedral, the Town hall, the Elephant fountain, University square, The Ursino Castle, the Bellini Theatre and Via Crociferi, a wonderful baroque street in the middle of the town.

Just 5 Km north from Catania is the Cyclops Riviera with the fishing villages of Acicastello and Acitrezza famous for its rocks (I Faraglioni) which, according to the legend, Polifemo flung against the boat of the escaping Ulysses. Etna (distance 30 km): an excursion up to Mount Etna is “obligatory”.

With its 3300 meters., is the highest Vulcan in Europe. From the top of the Mountain you can dominate the whole Etna region and take in with the eyes a large part of east Sicily, the Eolian Islands and the coasts of Calabria. Etna landscapes and vegetation are well-known all over the world for their beauty and uniqueness as well.

On Etna faces is possible to sky in winter time, and go for unforgettable walks in spring, summer and autumn. Syracuse distance 75 kms: one of the main touristic spot in Sicily, famous for the archaeological area, the ancient Greeek theatre, the 'Orecchio di Dioniso', the baroque downtown and the 'Fonte Aretusa'.

Contact Details

Address: via guardia stazzo 18, 95020 Acireale CT Sicily, Italy
Telephone +393403418295

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This page was last updated: 06 April 2009

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