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All reviews dell etna swimming pool fruit his mother recommend this place perfect place freshly baked croissants omelette every morning home made many thanks look no further exceptional service stayed here for nights sweet breakfast makes you feel big terrace
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Etna with its surrounding slopes is big, big as in about 450 square miles of trails, roads, villages, vineyards, and dramatic natural landscapes. What seems like a short distance on a map usually turns out to be longer than expected via winding roads along Etna's slopes. Therefore, it was important for us to find a base of operations from which we could do some hiking in the area that didn't involve long drives over the course of the 4 days we would be there. B&B Dimora Etna fit the bill perfectly as it is well-situated on the east side of Etna close to the areas we were most interested in.
 
From the B&B, we explored the north, east, and south parts of Etna easily. In the north we visited Castiligione di Sicilia, Randazzo, Cuba di Santa Domenica, and a little of the Alcantara River, all in one day. The next day we hiked round-trip from Rifugio Ragabo/Brunek to the evocative Grotta del Gelo. On the east side, we hiked a loop from Rifugio Citelli to the Grotta di Serracozza and back. And finally on the south side, from Rifugio Sapienza, we did a 5-6 hour organized summit hike. From the B&B you might drop down into Catania, or easily reach the north part of the Circumetnea railroad, or visit Taormina - all things we didn't do this time because our focus was on hiking.
 
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, Giovanni and his mom were always happy and smiling faces willing to help with planning, or to simply chat for a few minutes. They seemed interested in how we were doing, and invariable had a choice bit of advice or perspective. The B&B is located within a garden oasis, a working orchard that is lush thanks to Etna's fertile soil and obviously a lot of hard work. It was a joy to return home after a long day of hiking to relax at the B&B. In the morning, the smell of bakery goods gently stirred us. We also enjoyed two dinners at the B&B and if available, would suggest dining there at least once.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank TravelMarx
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

A friend recommended this B&B to us. We now highly recommend this to anybody visiting the area. Everything about this B&B is great - the hosts (Giovanni and his mum are so nice), the cleanliness, the rooms, the breakfast and the location! Cannot wait to visit again.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled with family
1  Thank Aborg2014
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

We arrived there after an enthusiastic recommendation from a friend who was there last Summer. 100% true.

Located midway Etna and the sea, it has a perfect and quiet location.

The room and environment was perfect, more than expected for its price, really on a budget, and also including a HUGE and delicious breakfast.

We have no words to describe the kindness of the family running this place. They actually made us feel like home all the time. Their tips for visiting places around were great.

We strongly reccomend to stay at Dimora dell Etna to everyone passing by that amazing scenario.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great. Some even include a big terrace overlooking the pool and the majestic Etna.
  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place is Fortuna's Box itself! You always find something more in it ;-) Govanni is a great host - takes care for us not only till the gate, but also when leaving for our daily visits all around Sicily. The breakfast is fresh, homemade, varied and delicious - no matter if you prefer sweet or salty version (thnx to Giovanni's always smiling Mom). The room is clean, comfortably large etc. But the the real top is the dining room with its millions of unique, small details that pampers your eyes and soul! One can not have a wish that would not come true here ;-)
Oooops - one more thing: do not miss their homemade cherry-jam!

Room Tip: Choose a room with terrace - offeres nice view!
  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
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1  Thank Borboleta_Azul
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Kiváló, nagyon figyelmesek, segitőkėszek, nem tudsz lehetetlent kėrni. Gyönyörüszėp hotel.
You got more then you could dream about for a great holiday. Giovanni is a superb host, her mamma bakes great breakfast - a real home, far away from home :-)

Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
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