In the little fishermen town of Torre Archirafi, overlooking a nice square with trees and benches to sit on and watch the world go by, is our apartment, only 50 metres away from the beach. It's spacious, bright and well aired out, with big seafront windows and terraces, and, on the other side of the house, a large balcony looking at a breathtaking view of Mount Etna and its little towns.
We offer various bedrooms, depending on your needs, all very comfortable, with single and king-size beds and spacious wardrobes. We can host from 1 to 7 people in total. One bedroom accomodates 2 people with a kingsize bed, the second bedroom has a kingsize and a single bed (3 people in total) and the smallest bedroom has 2 single beds.
The flat has a large living room - dining room, a well-equipped kitchen with all housewares, and a big, aired bathroom, with bathtub and shower. The furniture is simple and functional, but very comfortable. Guests will be provided with bedlinen, towels and table linen.
The building is very quiet and guests can use the private carpark at the back of the block.
The quiet yet pleasant beach, a few steps away, plunges into a clean, beautiful sea, and its promenade is perfect for nice walks and some rides on the recently built biketrack (we can provide bikes for you).
Near the main square where the apartment is, there is a small pier where it is possible to rent paddle boats or water-crafts for days out on the sea, while the park nearby offers facilities for outdoor activities. There is also a scuba-diving school in the area.
The town is very nice and quiet, somehow old-fashioned but charming, and it offers everything you may need: cafés, restaurants and pizzerias, pubs, grocery stores, newsagents, bakeries, butcher, post office and chemist's. You will also find some local farmers selling their fresh products harvested daily, just a few streets away from our house.
A few km away, there is Riposto, a nice coastal city, with a beautiful and modern touristic marina and the characteristic fish market, open 7 days a week, with fresh, healthy fish brought in daily by local fishermen.
The area is serviced by local and regional buses and railways.
If you'r coming by car, or you're willing to travel a bit using public transports, Torre Archirafi is less than 30 minutes away from great touristic and cultural places such as Taormina, with its wonderful Greek Theatre and gorgeous beaches, as the baroque city of Catania with its unique examples of 'black baroque' (for the extensive use of lava stone in architecture) and the Greek-Roman archaeological remains, and as the magnificent Etna, a 3400 mt high volcano, with its exciting and spectacular eruptions, unique in all Europe and among the most striking worldwide.
The area is also rich with naturalistic and wine & food itineraries, aimed at discovering the cultural, natural and traditional gems of eastern Sicily.
You can also visit other archaeological and cultural beauties such as Syracuse, Piazza Armerina (with its fascinating Roman mosaics preserved by UNESCO) and Agrigento with its Valley of Greek Temples: these are respectively 1h, 1h30 and 2h away by car; while Palermo, the capital city of Sicily, with its arab and baroque styles, is 2h30 away.
We can rent the apartment as a whole, but also specific rooms are available for smaller groups or individual stays, according to your needs.
We also offer a transfer service from/to the airport of Catania Fontanarossa and/or the coach and train stations of Catania, Giarre and towns in the area.
We speak English, French and German fluently.