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B&B La casa del ficus

'La casa del ficus' is a private villa set in lemon-groves a short distance from the sea (2 km) and from Mount Etna, situated in Guardia Mangano, on the outskirts of Acireale (CT). A few hundred metres away is the centre of Guardia where all the main services (supermarket, chemist, newsagent, post-office etc.) can be found.

The railway station, with its frequent connections north to Taormina and Messina and south to Acireale and Catania, is just 300 metres from the house. The Giarre exit of the motorway is 4 kilometres away.

The part of the house used by guests has recently been modernised in rustic style using typical Sicilian materials; the rooms enjoy a private bathroom and, on request, also a kitchen. The guests can use their own separate entrance, a parking space in the large courtyard, not to mention the 350 sq mts of garden with its own furniture for those moments of total relaxation.

Suggested activities: trips to the fishing villages along the coast, excursions up Mt Etna (20 minutes by car), visits to the nearest towns of artistic interest (Acireale, Acitrezza, Catania, Taormina etc)

Acireale is a small ancient thermal town situated on the eastern coast of Sicily, 20 Km to the north of Catania. Its history is characterized by the earthquakes and the eruptions of Etna that, several times, have upset the order of the territory. The last reconstruction - after the earthquake in 1693 - has given a splendid Baroque look to Acireale, one of the most beautiful locations in Sicily. Worth visiting are: San Sebastian Church, the Zelantea art gallery, the theatre of the Puppets Opera, the Cathedral square that presents enchanting Baroque scenery; we remember the Carnival that, with its floats of papier-mâché, attracts visitors from all over the world.

In the surroundings you can admire: landscapes offered by the volcanic hinterland; view of the next Cyclops’s Riviera; fishing-villages, like Santa Tecla, Stazzo, Santa Maria la Scala situated at the foot of the Timpa, a ridge of millennial layers of lava overlapped, that reaches 200 meters upwards. Till today the Timpa, covered by a typical rich vegetation, represents a natural and geological heritage of an extraordinary charm. Catania is Km 16 away, Siracusa is Km 80 away, Ragusa is Km 120 away, Agrigento is Km 180 away, Taormina is Km 35 away, Messina is Km 80 away, Palermo is Km 240 away.


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Address: via guardia stazzo 18, 95024 acireale ct
Website: www.lacasadelficus.it
   

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This page was last updated: 19 August 2011

   
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