IDEAL LOCATION to see the greener side of Sicily. The apartment is on the second floor. It is complete with modern facilities.There is a kitchen adjoining with a large, dining room complete with a comfy sofà and a LED TV. The hallway leads to a spacious bathroom with tub. Further down the hallway are two bedrooms each with a double bed. There is free WIFI access. There is parking in the courtyard. This historic Art Nouveau building was constructed way back in 1938 but is now completely renovated. It is a sturdy structure with thick walls.
We live closeby ready to offer any assistance, above all to assure you a pleasant Sicilian holiday, all these and many more at a good price.
The location is ideal for many reasons. The apartment is less than 2 km to the nearest beach 'FONDACHELLO'. Bakeries (panifici), pastry shops (pasticcerie), ice cream parlors (gelaterie), snack bars (tavola calda), supermarkets (supermercati), banks (le banche), the post office (ufficio postale), the church (la chiesa), pharmacies (le farmacie), the playground (il parco da gioco) and the town square (la piazza) are all within walking distance.
Mascali is surrounded by many known tourist spots like Mt. Etna, Taormina, the castle of Calatabiano, il Castello degli Schiavi, the gorge of Alcantara, the baroque cities of Acireale, Catania and Siracusa, just to mention a few. Thanks to Mt Etna, fruit trees and orchards are abundant in this fertile land. Lemon and orange plantations and vineyards cover the hillslide down the volcanic slopes.
Don't miss more nearby attractions like: GIARRE, a nearby town ideal for a shopping spree down Corso Italia and along via Callipoli; CONFORAMA, a commercial center on SS114; other malls of Catania are PORTE di CATANIA, ETNAPOLIS, and CENTRO SICILIA. A great way of visitng the surrounding towns around ETNA would be to take a ride on the FERROVIA CIRCUMETNEA (the 'Railway around the Etna'); RIPOSTO, known for its fresh fish market; go and see the PORTO dell'ETNA where one can go on a boat ride or simply watch the harbor from the panoramic restaurant while enjoying one's delicious Sicilian meal, this is also a great place to try the famous Sicilian sherbet 'granita' for breakfast; visit GURNA, an extraordinary Natural Reserve within the territory of MASCALI and FIUMEFREDDO; the vineyards of SANTA VENERINA, SANT'ALFIO, MILO, LINGUAGLOSSA, excellent wine producing towns; within less than 30 minutes of pleasant driving is IL PICCIOLO, a 18 hole golf course; farther up on ETNA's northern side; a must is PIANA PROVENZANA, from where one can join a S.T.A.R. excursion on a jeep up till the crater. Here you will also find a skiing resort. As for night life, TAORMINA, CASTELMOLA, GIARDINI-NAXOS, ACIREALE and CATANIA are all excellent for fine dining,pubs, bars, night clubs and discotheques. You name it, we've got it.
Interazione con gli ospiti
Both Agostino and I attend to our guests personally. Before their arrival we both see to it that the apartment is in perfect order. We meet them at the apartment regardless of their time of arrival. From the time they land and throughout their sojourn we are in . I make sure they know that they can count on us. We live nearby ready to offer any assistance, above all to assure you a pleasant Sicilian holiday but the same time , we respect our guests' privacy.
I was born in New York, grew up in Manila, studied in Madrid and Perugia and finally settled down here in Mascali, my husband's hometown. Agostino (a retired middle school professor) and I have been living here since we were married in 1969. Our three adult kids live not too far away from us so we often get together along with our three grandkids. Ever since I can recall we have always hosted family and friends from abroad. These were all rewarding years which always bring back pleasant memories. Today, we get even more satisfaction offering our apartments to guests in search of a home away from home. Since we ourselves love traveling we know what it means to be guests in another land. I love Sicily and I know you too will just fall in love with "our enchanting island in the sun" and even more, the warm-hearted Sicilians. "A presto!" ( See you soon!)