The View, Sicily is situated in the foothills of Mount Etna an UNESCO World Heritage Site on the outskirts of a small village Presa, between Piedimonte Etna and Linguaglossa. Set 600 metres above sea level and within an acre of grounds containing fruit orchards, olive trees and vines, guests may relax and enjoy the breath taking sea view with Taormina, Castelmola, the Ionian coastline and the southernmost tip of the Italian mainland as the backdrop. The surrounding countryside ensures absolute peace and tranquility. Originally a simple stone cottage, The View, Sicily has been renovated into a four double bedroom (with air conditioning), three bathroom self-contained villa surrounded by grounds with large open terraces on both the ground and first floor. The interior decor is understated, comfortable yet tasteful with plenty of wood and natural colours. There is an emphasis on local handmade and traditional products such as ceramic tiles, local chestnut wood beams and ceramics from the nearby town of Caltagirone. The sitting room is made snug by an open fire in winter. Outside a stone built cantina is used to store locally produced wine and olive oil. Alfresco dining is highly recommended with a traditional wood fire pizza oven, a barbecue and outdoor seating area on the terrace for guests to enjoy. There is also an outdoor relaxation area with comfortable seating where guests may unwind and enjoy the incredible view. Ideally located near town and sea, the glamorous resort of Taormina, majestic Mount Etna, the beaches of Marina di Cottone, Giardini Naxos and Isola Bella and il Picciolo Golf Club for golf lovers are only a short drive away. On a practical note, the nearest motorway exit is a 15 minute drive and the nearest airport, Catania is approximately a 45 minute drive. The View, Sicily is quietly and strategically located along a winding and panoramic country road. The property is on two levels. A ground floor entrance leads into a large open plan kitchen, dining and living room area. Two double bedrooms are on the ground floor, one has an ensuite bathroom. There is an additional bathroom on the ground floor. The staircase to the first floor leads to two double bedrooms and one bathroom. There are terraces on both the ground and first floors where guests may relax and enjoy the breath taking views.
The villa is located on the slopes of Mount Etna and enjoys fabulous views across the countryside to the coastline and Taormina. Set in immaculate gardens, it is a joy to wander the grounds and enjoy the wonderful pool and tennis court. The nearby village of Presa can be reached by foot and has a small grocer store and pizzeria (many guests never get any further, This villa is a little corner of paradise). Compared with touristy Taormina and Giardini Naxos, the small villages of the slopes of Etna have a real feel of Sicily. This property is comprised of four independent units. Two one bedroom apartments with small kitchens and bathrooms, one two bedroom house with one double and one twin and one large house sleeping up to 8 people. All the houses are close to each other and offer an ideal solution for a large party of family and friends who want to spend time together dining and round the beautiful pool and yet maintain their own privacy and independence. Within the grounds there is also a superb tennis court for your use (cement surface), rackets and balls available. If you do decide to venture out, there is plenty to see and do. Drive to the top of Mount Etna and explore this amazing volcano. Drop down to the coastline and have a day on the beach, nip into Taormina and marvel at the Greek amphitheatre. However we believe that the villa is so comfortable and the grounds so inviting that most of your time will be spent at ‘home’ with a good book and a bottle of wine and evenings all together. The map is just an area map, please refer to the description.
Located 22 miles from Catania, Locazione turistica Villa Serena offers accommodations in Presa. Taormina is 8 miles from Locazione turistica Villa Serena, and Giardini Naxos is 7 miles from the property. Fontanarossa Airport is 24 miles away.