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 and 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. There are two bedrooms, one with double bed and one with twin beds. The living area is furnished, amongst others, with a sofa bed, which offers sleeping facility for a 5th person, and TV (SAT-TV).
The kitchen of the villa 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 Villa Allegra also includes washing machine, fly screens and children’s bed.
The combined kitchen-living-dining room opens onto the roofed south-facing terrace with adjoining arbor. A spiral staircase runs from the terrace 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.
Please note that two lovely, well cared for Maine Coon cats live on the property of Villa Allegra.
In the holiday home area Villa Allegra is located in, 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. For bigger shopping as well as shopping during low season stop 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, right at the seaside. Medical assistance service onsite (Via Rombo, ca. 400 m from Villa Allegra) is also guaranteed. Other bars and restaurants open year-round are found outside the holiday park, when driving towards Catania.
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 .
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.
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.|
|06.11.21 - 18.12.21||Holiday home (4 pers.) 450 EUR||Surcharge 5th pers. 30 EUR|
|18.12.21 - 08.01.22||Holiday home (4 pers.) 460 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.
Deposit: € 100 (due in cash upon arrival)
Optional and not included in the rental price:
- use of air conditioning & gas stove: € 20 / week (charged on the spot)
- *cleaning of the outdoor grill: € 15 (only if the grill is left unclean when handed over)
Minimum stay: 1 week
Day of arrival / departure: Saturday or Sunday. Other weekdays only after prior agreement.