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. The plain of the Simeto River is dominated by 'omnipresent' Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano. At the foot of Mount Etna lies the lively coastal town of Catania.
About 13 km south of Catania, in the protected area of the nature reserve, only 400 m from and within easy walking distance of the wide sandy dune beach Villa Allegra lies within a private park with villas and holiday accommodations, which is known to be a preferred residential area.
The south-facing house is laid out for 4 persons, more specifically for 2 adults and 2 children. There are two bedrooms, one with double bed and one with twin beds, the latter suitable and intended for children.
The living area is furnished, amongst others, with a sofa, which might be used as a sleeping facility for a 5th person (only a 3rd child!), and TV (SAT-TV). In the kitchen area of the villa you find 4-burner gas stove, oven and refrigerator with freezer compartment at your disposal. The combined kitchen-living-dining room opens onto the roofed south-facing terrace.
The bathroom is equipped with shower/WC/bidet, hair dryer and towels.
Furnishing of Villa Allegra also includes washing machine, fly screens and children’s bed. Air conditioning with heating system is found both in the living room and in the double bedroom. At the holiday home there are two bicycles which you can feel free to use.
From the roofed, south-facing terrace with adjoining arbor a spiral staircase runs up to the sunny roof terrace. The roofed terrace on the north side of the house might be the perfect place if you prefer a bit of shade in between or on particularly hot days. That is where you also find a grill* (see possbile extra charge below) and an outdoor shower at your disposal.
The small, beautifully laid out garden is home to a great variety of Mediterranean plants as well as to classic "arance rosse", Sicilian blood oranges, and sweet tangerines.
There are two parking spaces on the fenced property. We strongly recommend renting a car, just to make sure you can get around and do your daily shopping, for example. Unfortunately, bus connections are far from regular and, in general, cannot be relied on.
Note for people with allergies: CATS live on the property and around the house.
Should you need or wish for any help or advice, do not hesitate to ask family Allegra. They are glad to support you in any way to make sure you enjoy your holidays.
In the holiday home area where Villa Allegra is located in, about 500 m from the villa, there is one so-called minimarket 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. For bigger shopping as well as shopping during low season stop at shopping center "Porte di Catania" or "Centro Sicilia". There are also some smaller supermarkets which are easily found on Google Maps.
Medical assistance service is available not quite 10 km off in Viale Kennedy.
Bars open during summer and restaurants open year-round are located nearby, right at the seaside, for example, and to name only a few, Costa del Sole, Ciao Darwin and Sicily Country House. Other bars and restaurants open year-round are found outside the holiday park, when driving towards Catania or Brucoli.
The Baroque town of Catania with its cathedral, amphitheater and fish market is, of course, absolutely worth a closer look. The towns of Taormina, Syracuse and Acireale are not too far off and also interesting and worthwhile destinations for excursions.
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 gives you the chance to admire the rich avifauna, which includes herons, herring gulls, bee-eaters and purple swamp hens. At Oasi del Simeto not only hikers, riders and divers too get their money’s worth. Many wonderful nature reserves are found both to the north and to the south from where Villa Allegra is located.
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.|
|30.09.23 - 04.11.23||Holiday home (4 pers.) 505 EUR||Surcharge 5th pers. 30 EUR|
|04.11.23 - 23.12.23||Holiday home (4 pers.) 495 EUR||Surcharge 5th pers. 30 EUR|
|23.12.23 - 06.01.24||Holiday home (4 pers.) 505 EUR||Surcharge 5th pers. 30 EUR|
Prices are valid per week and for the number of persons given in brackets, bed linen, towels and final cleaning included. The surcharge for the 5th person is valid per week.
Important concerning occupancy: The villa is laid out for occupancy by 2 adults and 2 children; the 5th person may only be another child.
Deposit: € 100 (due in cash upon arrival)
Optional & not included in the rental price:
- use of air conditioning & gas stove: € 30 - €50 / week (depends on the travel period), to be paid on-site in case of use
- *cleaning of the outdoor grill: € 15 (only if the grill is left unclean when handed over)
Minimum stay: 7 nights
Day of arrival / departure: Saturday or Sunday; other weekdays only after prior agreement