The "lemon riviera" starts at Acrieale and continues until Taormina, and is a long stretch of coast dotted with numerous attractive villages looking onto the sea, and is so called due to the lemon plantations that slope down from Mount Etna to the coast. Villa Praiola in Sicily lies in the village of Carruba about 8 kms from Riposto, an attractive town where you will find all the services you might need and a little tourist harbour. It has been recently renovated although outside the old country house style has been maintained, and while on the ground floor you can still see the old wine-cellars and farm tools, the interior has been completely modernised to give a pratical and comfortable environment. It is equipped with satellite TV, dishwasher, washing-machine, microwave oven and air-conditioning. From the large terrace with access from the living-room and from the ktichen you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of the sea and of Etna; in the private garden they have made a 6x12 m swimming-pool for guests exclusive use. The wardens live in an apartment with independent access and they are very discreet and helpful if you need anything. There are several restaurants in the vicinity producing excellent local dishes. Catania lies about 25 kms away, Taormina 30, Acireale 15. The nearest beach is about 1 km away (pebble beach).
First floor: (access via an external staircase): living-room with dining area and kitchen with dishwasher with access to the large panoramic terrace, with a view of the sea on one side and of Etna on the other, furnished for dining outside and sunbathing; 1 WC with washbasin; 3 double bedrooms with bathroom with shower and ceiling-fans.
Mansard: (access via spiral staircase) with two single beds and bathroom with shower.
Air Conditioning. Parking and private garden.
I would like to give you an excellent feed-back on the Villa Praiola. It is very well equipped and furnished, and absolutely clean. The garden is wonderful. I don’t think there is anything to improve!
Mr and Mrs Greco have been very nice, helpful by giving us advices and responsive (we had an issue with the TV satellite which was solved in 24h).
We also have order delicious cooking to the house made, which is an appreciated service.
I think it was worth giving you our view."
Extra fees to be paid locally:
Final cleaning: 130 Euro
Air conditioning and heating: on consumption
Obligatory cleaning during the week: 2 hours, 1x week: 20 Euro / week