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This vast, elegant Sicilian house is full of character and stands proudly against the impressive backdrop of Mount Etna’s iconic snowy peaks. With its lush, beautifully tended gardens and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, groups of up to 12 guests can enjoy a wonderfully peaceful, relaxing stay here. Inside, antique and classic furnishings mix with tasteful paintings and objets d'art to provide an unusual and memorable holiday setting. Bedrooms are spacious and light and the living rooms comfortable and relaxing. [Read More]
Standing majestically on the lower slopes of the spectacular Mount Etna and comfortably accommodating up to 13 guests, this classically elegant residence is simply perfect for an extended family or group of friends in search of a tranquil country house to share. Rosaetnea oozes character, having been lovingly furnished over the years with a blend of authentic Sicilian antiques and charmingly rustic artefacts.
Set on the edge of the village of Trecastagni (‘Three Chestnut Trees’), the villa’s magnificent ‘English-style’ gardens boast over 80 different types of rose, planted amongst lush evergreen shrubs, manicured lawns and flourishing fruit trees. Fragrant climbers scramble over a shady pergola, providing a delightful retreat from the hot Mediterranean sun, while the lovely modern pool is perfect for a cool, refreshing dip.
The house extends over three floors, with seven comfortable, simply furnished bedrooms, nine bathrooms and two generous lounges offering space and flexibility to accommodate guests’ various preferences. In the more formal of the two, graceful arches, a gilt-framed mirror and sparking chandeliers add a touch of drawing-room grandeur while in the ‘yellow room’ the huge open fireplace, plump L-shaped sofa and vintage leather tripolina chairs create a wonderfully cosy ambience for relaxing evenings in.
The homely kitchen, with its traditional patterned tiles and copper pans displayed above the stove, is fully equipped with modern appliances, including a huge American-style fridge/freezer. There is a dining suite in the adjacent lounge, however with the pretty covered terrace outside offering glorious views over the garden and countryside beyond, eating alfresco is one of the house’s great pleasures.
Those who can’t get enough of traditional Sicilian cuisine might like to try the cookery classes available on request at Rosaetnea. A food shopping service, private chef, maid service and babysitting service are also available – ideal for those celebrating a special occasion or simply to make your holiday together even more memorable.
A number of bars, restaurants and little shops are within easy walking distance of the villa in Trecastagni while a short drive away, in the Baroque coastal town of Acireale, you’ll find dozens of excellent eateries serving traditional Sicilian fare, freshly caught seafood and delicious pizzas.
Rosaetnea’s charming character, generous proportions and wonderful outdoor spaces make this a great choice for larger groups looking to experience a slice of Sicilian life.
This property comes with Free Wi-Fi, Free Air Conditioning, Free Cots and Free Highchairs
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“Rosa Etnea is a real gem! Elegance and style are the key words to describe the décor and furnishing of this house with quality antiques and art work blending with architectural splendour and delightful gardens to provide a unique and unforgettable holiday experience. The village is close by with a small selection of amenities but the true piece de resistance is the majestic peak of Mount Etna looming high above.”Mark Contracting staff
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