The apartment is fully equipped, has direct access to the bay and overlooking the blue Ionian Sea. Wrapped from the terrace surrounded by gardens full of native vegetation, the apartment has a seaview kitchen (through a porthole), a bathroom (with shower and bathtub) and a double bedroom. Enriched by 60s and 70s family furniture, recovered and restored with passion and attention to detail. The strategic position of Stazzo allows you to easily reach points of interest such as Etna (46 minutes), Taormina (33 minutes) and the city of Catania (29 minutes). In the village, just a few minutes walk, there are two small supermarket, a bakery, a butcher, a bar, two restaurants and a pizzeria. On the second Sunday of August, Stazzo celebrates the patron saint, St. John of Nepomuk, whom the Church in the Central Square is dedicated. Throughout the year, the place has a magnificent landscape of sea, and in the summer relax on sunny days, remaining calm and smooth, and the color blue contrasts with the black volcanic cliffs.
We had a wonderful stay in Stazzo, the apartment was well furnished, comfortable and clean. The sunny balcony with a fantastic seaview and the direct connection to the rocky beach are simply wonderful. Livio was very friendly and exceptionally helpful when we had a small technical problem. Communication worked very well and we can only recommend this lovely apartment. The location is very good for a relaxed stay and lazy days in the sun, you should have a car to get around, since the place is a bit remote. Enjoy your stay!
Livio was a friendly and helpful host. The apartment was lovely and sunny! It was a lovely stay.
Livio is a wonderful host, very flexible and helpful. The apartment is very clean and has a special charm. The view from the terrace's hammock is amazing. The promenade is perfect for evening walks. The surroundings was very quiet at the time of our stay but the nearby village has everything one needs (markets, bars, restaurants etc.)
In short; great host, great apartment, great location and great experience. Hope to come again as soon as possible.
Great location with an unbelievable view. Very clean and spacious. Fantastic kitchen with all supplies. Livio was very gracious and helpful.
Our stay at Livio's appartement was wonderful. We had great breakfasts on the terrace in front of the sea in which you can go swim right after waking up since it's only 20 meters away !
Livio is a very nice person and it was easy to communicate in english since we couldn't speak italian. He and his brother have done a great work redesigning and decorating the appartement. We highly recommend staying there !
Fantastic apartment with terrace overlooking the Ionian Sea. Watch the sunrise in the morning and listen to the waves gently lapping on the lava rocks in the evening. Livio an excellent host and his apartment is in a perfect location for Etna, Taormina, Syracuse etc. Good Pizzeria close by in Stazzo. Drive round to next bay at Santa Maria La Scala for good fish restaurants. Cook pasta in apartment and enjoy the moonlit sea from the terrace.
For Etna - take the cable car up from Rif. Sapienza and then walk from there as far up as you can manage. Choose a day when Etna summit is clear of cloud.
Recommend the round trip Stazzo-Taormina-Francavilla-Randazzo-Bronte-Adrano-Nicolosi-Stazzo, stopping off at the Alcantara Gorge (can go in water or walk above it) after Taormina. Road is lovely with great views of the other side of Etna.
Taormina needs a day trip as well - wade across to Isola Bella. Catania historic centre and markets well worth visit, though parking all on street. We dropped car as far in as possible and walked. Syracuse much more relaxing and there are parking areas. Stroll around the waterfront and then find the catacombs.
By far the most modern unit we stayed in during our visit to Italy with all the comforts of home. The patio was great and we had several meals looking out to the ocean. Livio was a great great host and very welcoming. He offered us advise on the local area and was a pleasure to talk to. We highly recommend this unit.
The unit and the location are spectacular. The view from the unit is breath taking. The unit itself is very nicely appointed. Livio is a fantastic host and extremely helpful. There is free parking inside a gated facility. There is a small grocery store and bakery in walking distance from the unit as well as restaurants and a cafe. It's the perfect location for a visit to Mt. Etna.
We stayed two days in Livios apartment - the best stay on our whole trip to sicily. Very, very, very recommended!
Before I say anything else: If we should ever get married this place would be top of the list of honeymoon locations! We stayed at Livio's place for only two nights but it was a fantastic experience. The communication with him beforehand was easy and he was very flexible concerning our time of arrival, very helpful and friendly. The flat itself is just as you can see in the pictures, actually bigger than expected, very stylish, but cozy and comfortable with everything you could need and more (fan, fully equipped kitchen with an induction cooker, info about the area). The highlight was of course the balcony with sea view and the direct acces to the sea. We went for a swim every morning and had the sea basically to ourselves. Just breathtaking. We didn't even manage to see much of the area because we couldn't bring ourselves to leave the place. We can absolutely recommend this beautiful place to everyone who is looking for a laid back vacation spot, away from the crowds but still close enough to the touristic spots and cities you might want to see.