Villetta Pietradolce

Carruba di Riposto - Eastern Sicily
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Rent a villa in Sicily and discover the most wonderful side of the island.

Villetta Pietradolce is part of a Nineteenth-Century Sicilian mansion, recently restored preserving its ancient and rustic character.

Villetta Pietradolce is a charming cottage located within the heart of a 10000sqm-large nursery full of beautiful Mediterranean plants, right between Mt. Etna and the seashore. This enchanting accommodation is part of a Nineteenth-Century Sicilian mansion that has recently been restored preserving its ancient and rustic character, combined with all modern comforts. Surrounded by peace, quiet and privacy, this villa is set within the Resort di Charme Pietradolce.

During your stay in this refined, exclusive villa, you may enjoy one of the guided tours that will let you discover hundreds of varieties of Mediterranean plants, including a private collection of subtropical plants; relax is the keyword here, from the cosy and spacious indoor spaces to the outdoor courtyard in lava stone pavement, with a romantic ancient well, surrounded by olive trees.

Delicious flavors are waiting for guests in the Resort di Charme Pietradolce restaurant: here, your dinner will be a true journey through the delicacies of the traditional cuisine of this area of Sicily. Products are fresh and genuine, and the wines coming from the refined cellar always complete and enhance the delicate taste of every meal. The chef really cares about providing guests with first-choice ingredients: this is why dinner must be booked on the previous day.

Wine production for the guests of villetta Pietradolce is set in a 10-hectares area on mt. Etna: vineyards were bought back in 2006, on the Northern side of Etna, in the district of Castiglione di Sicilia. Here, the delicious “Negrello Mascalese” grows: a vine variety that produces some of the most delicious and famous Etna wines – such as the “Pietradolce – Archineri Etna DOC“. This wine won the “three glasses” award from the Gambero Rosso 2010 Italian wines guide; it is produced in Mascali, just a few kilometers far from Pietradolce, and it sticks out for its ruby color and red berry flavor. 

But your discoveries will not end with wine tasting. Agave, Ficus, Cistus, Opuntiae and much more beautiful plants offer their charm to the guests of the villa within the biggest nursery in Europe: be prepared to be amazed by nature!

Cultural and leisure activities
Jeep Safari to Etna Sicilian picnic
Day trip to Noto, Syracuse and the Natural Park of Vendicari Sicilian picnic
Wine tasting with a visit to the wine cellar
Visit a cheese factory with tasting

Up to 4 people + cot.
Located in totally privacy.
Surrounded by a private garden with swimmingpool.
1 bedroom with double bed, 1 living room with double sofa bed, kitchen with dining area, 1 bathroom with shower, air conditioning/heating, Sat-TV, private terrace, towels, bed linen, Internet WI-FI (located only some meters in the Resort di Charme Pietradolce, where it is possible to use the large house pool and to dinner in the restaurant).
Towels and bed linen will be changed 2 x week.
The daily breakfast and daily cleaning is included in the weekly price.

Services

- Daily breakfast
- Daily cleaning
- Towels and bed linen (change 2 x week)
- Gas
- Water
- Electricity
- Private parking
- Use of the restaurant, laundry services, internet access, swimming pool (9 m x 14 m), solarium, reading room in the Resort di Charme Pietradolce.
It is also possible to organise tasting sessions of local products.

Prices per week 2014

Period Up to 4 People
January - March - November - December
€ 985
April - May - September - October
€ 1800
June - July - August
€ 2275

 

Close to:
The port of Riposto – 5 km
Fontanarossa Airport, Catania - 43 km
The centre of Catania – 18 km
Acireale - 5 km
Taormina - 25 Km
Mount Etna – 34 km
The Greek theatre of Siracuse – 90 km
Golf Club – 40 km
The Roman villa of Piazza Armerina – 110 km
The Valley of Temples, Agrigento – 180 km

Just behind your back you'll find the highest European active volcano, mt. Etna, with its red lava, green woods and - in winter - white snow. And right in front of you is the Eastern coast of the island, from the sandy beaches of the world-famous Taormina to the black and wonderful Catania, on the Ionian sea. This is the village of Carruba di Riposto, where Resort di Charme di Pietradolce is located: a perfect position both for discovering the inland and the Etna Park and the artistic wonders of Eastern Sicily, from the archaeological site and the historic centre of Syracuse to the baroque city of Acireale, from the "dolce vita" atmosphere in Taormina to the enchanting mosaic of Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina, and so much more. Castiglione di Sicilia, where the Resort produces its own delicious wine, is just 25 minutes far.

Getting there
Airport of Catania (45 km)
Car recommended - Transfer airport - Resort on request
We can book a rental car for you through our contractual HOLIDAYAUTOS

Area
Swimming - 4 km
Nearest shops - 4 km