From £825 per week
Located on the lower slopes of Mount Etna, this great apartment is set in a private estate with beautiful gardens and shared pool plus a tennis court.
Arrival day: Saturday Car hire: Recommended
Villa Scozilia 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 grocery store and pizzeria (many guests never get any further, Villa Scozilia 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.
Camelia is an independent cottage, entry is into the living/kitchen. The kitchen has hobs, microwave oven, fridge and freezer. There is a sofa bed in the living room. Beyond here there is a double bedroom and bathroom with a shower. Directly in front of the cottage, there is a large terrace which is fully equipped for outdoor dining and enjoys views across the pool.
Within the grounds, there is also a superb tennis court for the guests' 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 Casa Scozilia 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.
The charming owner meets you upon arrival and she has a house in the grounds, she stays during the weekend and lives and works in Taormina during the week.
18/05 — 01/06
01/06 — 15/06
31/08 — 12/10
15/06 — 31/08
Additional Info: 2–3 guests (1 double bedroom, sofa bed & 1 bathroom). Tennis court, shared barbecue, TV (local channels only).
Additional pricing notes: Heating payable locally.
Susan Hargreaves, Barnet
The setting is wonderful, the lush greenery makes it feel very private as your terrace isn't really overlooked. We stayed here about 10 years ago, so were happy to re-book. Great service from Essential Italy as usual.
Joanne Beyzade, UK
Location was tranquil, amazing grounds and swimming pool, totally relaxing. Fantastic relaxing holiday. Would return again for sure... a piece of paradise! Thank you!