The property is developed on two levels, the atrium of the house leads to a large living room with reading area TV, surrounded around an ancient well with an old internal combustion engine of the early 900 formerly used for lifting water of mineral spring which flows below the property to a depth of about 60 m. The living room leads to a large modern kitchen and equipped with a large fireplace on one side and the other, a convivial dining table. The house has a small private garden, barbecue with tables and chairs where you can enjoy dinner and breakfast.
On the upper floor are four bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, elegantly furnished. The two suites also equipped with a a relaxing corner and terraces offer a view of the pool, the lemon grove and the sea. The other two bedrooms with private bath overlooking Mount Etna.
The house has access to the common areas: swimming pool, garden, parking and access to the sea.
Nearest Airport: Catania 37 km
Nearest Ferry: Port of Catania 33 km
Nearest Train: Acireale FS 10 km
Nearest Motorway: Giarre - Highway A18 Catania / Messina 7 km
Nearest Beach: Private beach at 200 meters
Bar Pub: 1.7 km Pozzillo
Skiing: Etna - Nicolosi 34 km
Golf: The Golf Club small - Castiglione D.S. (18 holes) 33 km
Restaurant: 1.7 km Pozzillo
Supermarket: 2 km
Il Malazzene is a truly fantastic property and a wonderful place to stay. Like others have said, the property is so nice that it is almost difficult to leave it during the day and we found ourselves lazying around the pool, around the beautiful house or wandering through the lemon tree orchard down to the sea.
The home has been renovated to the highest of standards with a lot of attention paid to details. The bedrooms are brilliant, all with their own bathrooms, the kitchen is fantastic and the whole place is spotless. The pool is beautiful. The walk through the large lemon orchard is pleasant and this leads down to the properties own private access to the rocky beach with a pleasant outlook down the coast and well worth a nice walk along the rocky shore.
The hosts are also fantastic. On arrival we were invited over for a coffee and a nice chat and also told us a little of the history of the property.
The property is located in a quiet rural area away from the hustle and bustle (and thus you need a car as per the description). It is a perfect place for taking a few days to relax or to use as a base to explore the area including nearby Etna, Taormina and Catania.
We were a family of two adults plus two children plus two grandparents and the property was perfect for our needs. I highly recommend Il Malazzene to all.
Now knowing how great this place is, I only wish we had allowed a couple more days in our plans so we could have spent longer at Il Malazzene.
Our group of 15 had a great time at this beautiful villa. Our hosts were very welcoming.
6 of us stayed at Il lMalazzene for 6 nights. From the moment we entered through the ancient gate, we loved it. The house was spacious and full of character. It was difficult to leave to explore Etna and all that the island has to offer as we were so happy at home in the sun, swimming, cooking in the terrific kitchen, picking lemons, sea gazing and checking the kittens,,,thank you for the help from the team too who made our stay easy and comfortable.
Nous axons passé Un sojourn chez Esmeralda tres tres agreable. La maison est merveilleuse, sa localisation permet de profiter pleinement de la région. Bref, une adresse a recommander!
This house did not disappoint! We had a lovely time here, enjoying the lovely pool and having a dip in the sea on the private "beach" - it's stoney but still great if you like to swim in the sea. The owners were so helpful sorting everything out that we needed and with advice on the local area. We were a group of seven and there was plenty of space. The kitchen is very well equipped, and the beds very comfortable. The location is great for visting Catania, Taormina and Etna. I would definitely stay here again.