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A charming family-friendly villa in east Sicily on the slopes of Mount Etna

Take a look at Talea's video and get a real feel for this villa set on the slopes of Mount Etna. It is perfect for a family holiday - watch and be inspired!

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Location Features Surroundings Ideal for Nicolosi (Catania)
Nicolosi (Catania)

Large pool
BBQ Area
Boules pitch

Mount Etna
Alcantara Gorges

Nature lovers
Cultural breaks



A charming property on the slopes of the mighty Mount Etna, Talea is a great villa for families. Comfortable, traditional and with lovely outdoor facilities, this villa is a sure-fire way to have a fun family holiday in Sicily.


Outside: Talea has some really great outdoor space. There's a shady playground area outside the house, with a slide, ping pong table, a swing and a small table and chairs. Around the other side of the house - accessible from the kitchen and the sitting room - is a covered patio with outdoor dining table, wood-burning oven and barbecue. Head down some steps and you will arrive in the garden, with its large pool, outdoor shower, swing seat, seating area and traditional ice cream bike! The lower level of the garden also has an area with a boules pitch that is perfect for leisurely games of boules under the sun.

Inside: Traditional wooden decorations, antique pictures and a homely atmosphere fill this villa. The living area comprises a large sitting room, with comfy sofas, table and chairs, and a piano, which leads on to an atmospheric study, decorated with antique pictures and beautiful wooden furniture. The ground floor also has the three bedrooms - one double, two twin - and the two bathrooms, both of which have showers. The kitchen has everything you need to cook up a storm, as well as some lovely Sicilian touches.


Local Sights

Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Catania - a vibrant town full of great restaurants, bars, markets and sights. Don't miss the famous Elephant fountain and be sure to take a trip to the fish market to see the daily catch!

For chic town life visit Taormina. This stylish town, with its beautiful beaches like Isola Bella and its incredible Greek-Roman theatre, make it a place to see and be seen! Acireale is another stylish east coast seaside town with an incredible cathedral.

This part of Sicily will not disappoint nature lovers. Stop off at the Alcantara Gorge and marvel at the basalt stone plunging into the clear river. There are trails to follow and stunning views to enjoy, as well as pools and waterfalls to swim in.

Mount Etna is impossible to avoid - it truly dominates the local landscape. Its slopes are dotted with picturesque towns and wineries and there are many ways to discover the secrets of Europe's highest volcano.

Local Experiences

Make your time in Talea that extra bit special by enjoying some fantastic experiences during your time in Sicily.

For wine lovers, why not visit a local vineyard. We can help arrange a tour of a winery where you can see the beautiful vines grow on the slopes of Mount Etna, learn about the wine-making process and, most importantly, taste some of Sicily's best wines!

A Mount Etna experience is a must. You can explore the volcano in a variety of ways. Take a jeep safari to the top, ride the cable car and enjoy the views, or go for a hike with a tour guide. There's something that everyone will enjoy, and the views and scenery are both spectacular.

If you'd like a break from cooking or from eating out, you could Book a Cook. A delicious meal will be prepared for you in the comfort of your own villa. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the wonderful Sicilian flavours on show.

Guests can also take part in a range of unique experiences. Discover some of the filming locations used in The Godfather films, or go for a drive in a vintage Fiat 500 during a tour of east Sicily's lovely countryside.


The pool is open to guests from 25th April to 3rd October.

Due to the villa’s cool location, air conditioning is not necessary. The villa keeps a pleasant temperature all year round without any air conditioning units. For exceptional heatwaves, there are fans available to keep guests cool.

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General Info




Accommodates (max) 6
Bedrooms 3
Double 1
Twin 2
Bathrooms 2
Pool (LxW in meters) 15x8
Pool shower present
Pool towels present
Private parking present
Private garden present
Veranda present
Barbecue area present
Wood-burning oven present
Table tennis present
Boules pitch present
Children's playground present
Air conditioning *
Heating present
Open fireplace present
Washing machine present
Iron & ironing board present
Dishwasher present
Kettle present
Mixer present
Toaster present
Oven present
Microwave oven present
Satellite TV / Dvd present
Stereo present
Mobile Wi-Fi hotspot internet ** present
Piano present
Welcome pack present
Pool cleaning present
Final cleaning present
Daily cleaning on request
Linen & towel change *** on request
Cot & highchair on request
Cook service on request
Cooking classes on request
Guided tours on request
Wine experiences on request
Transfer on request
Boat & yacht rental on request
present present on request on request not available not available

* See extras

** 25 GB included in weekly cost.

*** A mid-stay towels change is included for bookings longer than one week.
Weekly linen/towel changes and a cleaning service are included for multiple-week bookings.


Transport Links

Surrounding Area

Catania airport 28 km - 17 miles - 35 mins
Comiso airport 103 km - 64 miles - 1 hr 36
Palermo airport 255 km - 158 miles - 2 hr 50
Trapani airport 336 km - 209 miles - 3 hr 40
Messina harbour 102 km - 63 miles - 1 hr 30
Nearest beach 20 mins driving
Supermarket 5 mins driving
Shops & restaurants 20 mins walking
Catania centre 16 km - 10 miles - 45 mins
Acireale centre 17 km - 11 miles - 35 mins
Etna cable car 19 km - 12 miles - 30 mins
Alcantara gorges 56 km - 35 miles - 1 hr 10
Taormina centre 61 km - 38 miles - 1 hr 5
Savoca centre 77 km - 48 miles - 1 hr 20
Siracusa & Ortigia centre 80 km - 50 miles - 1 hr 15

Prices & Availability

2020 Prices
2021 Prices
Period Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 3
04 Jan - 01 May 1470
02 May - 12 Jun 1735
13 Jun - 10 Jul 2205
11 Jul - 21 Aug 2520
22 Aug - 25 Sep 2205
26 Sep - 23 Oct 1735
24 Oct - 01 Jan 1470
Refundable Security Deposit 500

Prices include: taxes, water, gas, electricity, bath towels, linen, pool or beach towels, welcome pack and our 24/7 local support during your stay at our property.

Heating system: € 200 p/w in Winter months

We are currently taking bookings for 2021. If you book now for 2021, you can take advantage of our Price Freeze promotion, which means you can book your 2021 Sicily holiday villa at 2020 price. Please contact us for availability.


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Our business hours

UK time
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday - 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Saturday

IT & DE time
9:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday - 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Saturday

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