What the name implies is a fact: only about 50 m lie between B&B La Terrazza sul Mare and the sea. The nearest sandy beach is about 300 m off.
The small, family-run bed & breakfast is located in the district of Lido di Avola in the southeast of Sicily. Kindness and hospitality are of great importance to the Monello family, who lives on the first floor of the house.
The four guest rooms on the second floor are generously laid out and tastefully furnished in the arte povera style typical for Southern Italy. Standard features include air conditioning/heating, mini bar, safe and TV as well as a bathroom with shower/WC/Bidet. Moreover, each of the two rooms we have chosen for you offers a small balcony with a marvellous view of the sea.
Upon request, we will gladly check the availability of and reserve the spacious family room for up to four guests with two adjoining bedrooms, one bathroom and a large terrace with lateral sea view for you.
Furthermore, the owners rent a small ground floor apartment for two to four guests (double bed and studio couch) with built-in kitchen, dining furniture and terrace.
It is great to simply relax in the garden with its splendor of Mediterranean plants and well-tended lawn. Sun beds, small tables and chairs provide for an atmosphere of ease – and the view of the sea tops off the “dolce far niente”, in English: the “sweetness of doing nothing”.
On days of beautiful weather you might prefer to have breakfast outdoors. However, you may also remain in the breakfast room with lounge and reception area. Its row of large windows and the view of the garden give you the feeling of sitting out in the open. A sofa corner with Sat-TV and WLAN provides for a comfortable atmosphere.
You may park your car on the fenced property.
Grazia offers a course in which delicious orange or lemon marmalade is made from home-grown organic fruits. Of course, you can take your marmalade back home.
Do you know that a tree can carry two different kinds of fruit? Grazia and Andrea will tell you more about that and about other interesting facts concerning the cultivation of citrus fruit.
Duration: ca. 2 hours
Max. number of participants: 4 persons
Price: For those who stay minimum 5 days the course is free of charge, otherwise it costs 20 € per person.
Booking: Please note down „Making marmalade“ on the binding booking form.
It opened only a short while ago and it is not far from La Terrazza sul Mare – Salumeria "Il Terrone". It is open year-round for lunch and for dinner and offers local specialties – ideal for a small snack at lunchtime or a light evening meal. And they offer a special service: the friendly staff prepares packed lunches, for example, for picnics at the beach. (Opening hours: daily 07:30 – 15:00 h and 17:00 – 23:00 h; closed on Mondays)
Restaurants are found about 100 m off, stores in the center of Lido di Avola about 400 m off.
For dinner – if desired and upon request – family Monello organizes a catering service which specializes in sea food dishes. The owners will also be pleased to provide you with local specialties like almond milk, sorbet and cookies as well as the famous “Nero d’Avola” wine.
Tips for excursions by the owning family
Friendly owning family Monello will be happy to give you “insiders’ tips” for successful 'activity' holidays. Whether you wish to explore the hinterland on horseback, go on a boat tour with local fishermen or go diving in underwater grottoes or whether you are on the lookout for scenic hiking and bicycle tours – the Monellos, who run an “Azienda Agricola” in the inland, know the country and its people like the backs of their hands.
The town of Siracusa, about 25 km off and once one of the most powerful metropolises of the western world, fascinates with its wonderfully preserved Old Town of Ortigia, which has rightfully been declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Not far from Siracusa lies another World Heritage Site – the necropolis of Pantalica with its more than 5000 tomb caves. Baroque splendor awaits visitors at Noto, about 10 km from Avola. “Riserve Naturali” in the southeast offer untouched nature. The gorge of Anapo, the Cava Grande valley near Cassibile and the coastal stretch of Vendicari stun you with their fantastic landscapes, rich flora and fauna and rare animals.
The exact address and the information about the details of your journey are included in the booking confirmation.
Prices for the guest rooms are valid in Euro per person and day in a double room (DR) with bed & breakfast (B&B).
Additional bed: 30% discount.
Children up to three years sleeping in a room with their parents gratis (cot: 6 Euro/day).
Double room used as a single: 10 % discount per night off the regular double bedroom rate for two persons.
Minimum stay: usually 3 days.
Course offer - Making marmalade (except: June to middle of September): For those who stay minimum 5 days the course is free of charge, otherwise it costs 20 € per person. Please note down „Making marmalade“ on the binding booking form.