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“Stunning, with amazing views of Etna & the Med”
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Semi-olympic pool
The villa is divided into 4 units with independent accesses and private terraces/garden.
Geranio's private garden. Availability and prices on this website refer to the Geranio apartment.
Swimming pool
Double bedroom of the Geranio apartment. Cot and highchair available at no extra price.
Fully equipped kitchen and Living room (equipped with a twin sofa-bed) of Geranio
Huge, triple bedroom of the Geranio apartment.
We can provide an additional single bed.
Geranio's bathroom
Living room of Geranio
The pool
Villa EtnAmare
Etna Eruption 29/7/11
Villa EtnAmare and the 200-years-old olive tree
Swimming pool (25x8m)
Terrace, where the Girasole and Gelsomino apartments are located
Eruption of Mt Etna from the property 29/7/11.
The 200-year-old olive tree
Sunrise
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Property overview
Villa Etnamare's Orchard
Sea view from the garden and... Gandalf
Taormina. Isola Bella
Fondachello
Market
Catania: Fish Market
Mount Etna
Mount Etna from the Taormina's Greek Amphiteatre
Sicilian Breakfast : Almond Granita and Croissant filled with Honey
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
Santa Venerina, Province of Catania, Sicily

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Suzio99
Cheshire, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Stunning, with amazing views of Etna & the Med”
Reviewed 29 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

This is a beautifully located villa, on the lower slopes of Mt Etna, with views of the volcano crater, the Mediterranean and mainland Italy. The 25m pool and surrounds are stunning. With gentle steps leading into the pool, it is perfect for children. The grounds of the villa are beautifully maintained, including citrus trees from which you can pick your own fruit . The villa was well equipped and spacious, and vey comfortable. Each villa has amazing views of the sea, the volcano or both. We were lucky enough to see Etna erupting whilst we were there, right from the terrace itself. The children loved being on 'volcano watch'! I'm so glad we took our binoculars with us. Location is great- half an hour from Taormina, Catania, nice beaches. Trattoria right next door too. Would definitely return.

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Erskinefa...
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect holiday apartment”
Reviewed 14 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Villa EtnAmare really is as, if not more, beautiful than the photographs on Trip Advisor suggest. We - my husband, myself and my 85 year old mum, have just spent a wonderful week there in mid May. The weather was mixed, but this did not spoil our enjoyment of the apartment. The views north over the coastal plain towards the gulf of Messina, and west towards Etna are truly spectacular in any weather; the apartment is very comfortable and well appointed and the owners truly friendly and helpful. It's a perfect location for visiting beauty spots and attractions on the east coast of Sicily; and the little town of Santa Venerina is only a short walk away, which was bonus for us. Cafe Russo is every bit as excellent as other reviewers have suggested - the marzipan fruits are works of art - and the restaurant next door to the villa, The 5Botte is very well worth a visit. We'd love to return - we'll certainly be recommending EtnAmare to friends and family.

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Liked best: The location, gardens and pool
Liked least: Nothing we didn't like!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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cherry_bo...
Sydney, Australia
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107 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“A lovely base from which to explore Sicily east coast”
Reviewed 13 October 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Travelling as 2 couples we had booked a 2-bedroom apartment. On arrival we were offered two 1-bedroom apartments with an adjoining door. This had the advantage of all being on one level with two adjacent balconies, but the disadvantage was having two smaller kitchens each with a small dining table. Most of the time we ate outside so it didn't matter a great deal.

Overall the property is lovely in magnificent grounds and we had the huge swimming pool all to ourselves for 5 days. We highlighted a few maintenance issues with the owner and trust these have been addressed - the bed sheets were too small for the beds, there were no towel rails in the bathrooms, nor a shelf to put toiletries, and the curtain cords (or was it a blind?) were broken. However this in no way spoilt our stay.

It is a very peaceful place to relax and enjoy the views morning, noon and night, and only a short stroll into the local village for daily food supplies. It was our best stay in Sicily.

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Liked best: peace and tranquillity, views and location, huge swimming pool
Liked least: nothing to dislike about this place
Travelling group: Friends
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DietzeFam
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Sicilian Paradise”
Reviewed 7 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

From the moment we drove through the gates we knew we were in paradise! The beautiful gardens, and panoramic views of the ocean and Mt. Etna were stunning. The villa itself is charming, in wonderful condition and very clean! We had 2 small villas for 2 adults and 3 teenagers. This was plenty of room! And my children were as enchanted by the place as we were. As for the pool - the photos don't do it justice. We spent 2 whole days just swimming and sunning ourselves in the peaceful atmosphere. Eating breakfast on the patio every morning was a simple and peaceful pleasure. And watching the sun go down each night was magical!

Nadia and Dario are amazing hosts who were always available to help in any way. And the charming Angelo (Nadia's father and builder of the villas) was the icing on the cake! With the little Italian I can speak we managed small conversations. He even brought me fresh basilico for dinner and drove us to the local market which is also walking distance from the villa. It is an amazing market with fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, bread and almost anything you need! Our favorite place in Santa Venerina was Russo Pasiticceria - they have the best Granite and brioche.

The villa is surrounded by small towns, walking and driving distance which are all charming and real - not touristy!

Staying at Etnamare was an absolute pleasure! It was so nice to emerge ourselves in the culture and beauty of Sicily while staying at a luxury villa! We highly recommend this villa to everyone! And can't wait to go back!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: wi-fi was not too good
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Pitman's
Boston, MA
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed 29 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Villa EtnAmare is lovely. It is conveniently located about 30 minutes from Catania airport, just a few minutes off of the A18 highway. The property is beautiful and the oranges are plentiful and delicious. Our ages ranged from 7 years old to early 60's and it suited everyone nicely.

The pool was clean and well kept but we didn't have the opportunity to use it due to the chilly weather during our stay. (Maybe next time!)

The villa is a great home base and is convenient to all that Sicily has to offer.

Fabio and Nadia were very accommodating and quick to respond to any of our requests or questions.

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Liked best: The views, the fruit trees, location
Liked least: It could be difficult for someone with physical disabilities to get around the property.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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