Before going I was worried about the villa because it looked a bit too good to be true, but when we saw it for real it exceeded all my expectations. The villa is beautiful and spacious with a generous pool. The owner is very attentive and friendly. There is a good view of Etna and in the distance you can see the sea. We were unlucky with the weather (including a torrential downpour on the first day), but in the sun it is fabulous. The only drawback to the villa is that it is right on a fairly busy road, so there's a fair amount of traffic noise but this isn't too much of a problem, particularly in the spacious gardens. It also means that walking near the house is not a great option - a car is essential.
We had day trips to Taormina, Syracuse and Etna, all in fairly easy driving distance. We also spent a day at the Etnaland water park which was fairly close and great fun. The tour to Etna we booked with MommaSicily (who manage the property), which included a wonderful opportunity for a home-cooked Sicilian meal - to my mind the highlight of the holiday. Thank you so much to Luigi, Luca, Giovanni and Silvana for a great holiday and a lovely taste of Sicily
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