Where the Simeto river flows into the Ionian Sea on the east coast of Sicily lies nature reserve „Oasi del Simeto“ with its fascinating flora and fauna.
Villa Allegra is located in the protected area of the nature reserve, only 400 m from and within easy walking distance of the wide, fine sandy beach with beautiful dunes.
The plain of the Simeto River is dominated by 'omnipresent' Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano.
At the foot of Mount Etna, 13 km from Villa Allegra, lies the lively coastal town of Catania.
Villa Allegra is part of a private park with villas and holiday accommodations. This park is known to be a preferred residential area, as it is very conveniently located south of Catania.
The south-facing house accommodates up to 5 persons, upon request even up to 6 persons.There are two bedrooms, one with double bed and the other with two single beds.The two sofas in the living area, which is also furnished with a TV (SAT-TV with English channels), serve as sleeping facilities for the 5th/6th persons.
The kitchen is equipped with 4-burner gas stove, oven and refrigerator with freezer compartment.
The bathroom is equipped with bathtub with shower device as well as WC and bidet.
Furnishing of the villa also includes washing machine, fly screens and children’s cot.
The live-and-eat-in kitchen offers access of the roofed south-facing terrace with adjoining arbor.
If you are looking for shade on particularly hot days, then the – also roofed – terrace on the north side of the house is just perfect.
That is where you find a grill* (see additional charges) and an outdoor shower. The sunny roof terrace is accessible from the terrace on the south side, via a spiral staircase.
In the small, beautifully laid out garden, you find a great variety of Mediterranean plants as well as the classic „Arance rosse“, the Sicilian blood oranges.
There are two parking spaces on the fenced property.
Please note further that two adorable cats (Maine Coon) live on the property of Villa Allegra.
In the holiday home area where Villa Allegra is located and about 500 m from the villa, there are two so-called minimarkets where, from April to mid September, you can do your daily shopping of bread, meat, cheese, fruit and vegetables, but where you can also buy cleaning agents and the like. Bigger shopping as well as shopping during low season can be done at supermarket Auchan about 8 km off or at Città Mercato near the airport.
Several bars open during summer and restaurants open year-round, e.g. Costa del Sole, are found in the immediate vicinity and right at the seaside. Medical assistance service onsite (Via Rombo, ca. 400 m from Villa Allegra) is also guaranteed. Other bars and restaurants which are open year-round are found outside the holiday park, when driving towards Catania.
Apart from the Baroque town of Catania with its cathedral, amphitheater and fish market, the towns of Taormina, Syracuse and Acireale are nearby, interesting and worthwhile destinations.
If required, the very friendly Allegra family will gladly support you in any way to make sure you enjoy your holidays.
The core zone of nature reserve Oasi del Simeto is only 1 km from Villa Allegra.
An extensive network of trails running through this nature paradise enables visitors to admire the rich avifauna, which includes herons, herring gulls, bee-eaters and purple swamp hens. Not only hikers, but also riders and divers get their money’s worth there.
The exact address and the information about the details of your journey are included in the booking confirmation.
|Rental period||Holiday home (4 pers.)||Surcharge 5th pers.|
Prices are valid per week and for the number of persons given in brackets and include bed linen, towels and final cleaning. Surcharge for the 5th (6th) person is valid per week.
Deposit: 100 Euro (due in cash upon arrival)
Optional and not included in the rental price:
- air conditioning & gas stove: 20 Euro/ week (charged on the spot)
- *cleaning of the outdoor grill: 15 Euro (only if the grill is left unclean when handed over)