x"Living like a local
Such a special place to stay in the beautiful village of Trecastagni. The decoration is very creative and there was a lot of luxury. We fell in love with the amazing garden where you have the perfect view at the Etna. The house is spotless clean and well maintained. The owner was very helpful when I forgot my dress when we left the house, she personally brought it to Catania. She also made us feel very welcome with some fresh Pasta di Mandorla and a bottle of Sicilian wine. We recommend this property to everyone, specially if you would like to live for a few days like a local. The house is in the middle of the village and you can get in the morning fresh bread & coffee at a nice bar, just around the corner. Catania is near by and also the beach is easy to reach by car. We hope to be back sometime. Thank you for a great stay!"
"Old winery with all of the conveniences.
Such a special property, lots of history, beautiful garden, lovely kitchen, all at the foot of Mt. Etna in a lovely village. "
Das Haus ist eine Augenweide! Man vermisst nichts. Wir (4 x ü50/75) hatten eine schöne Zeit im Haus - und Dank Heizung und tollem Kamin konnten wir uns nach den Ausflügen auch bestens aufwärmen. Anders als erhofft, waren die 10 Tage im Februar etwas kühl und feucht.
Trecastagni eignet sich gut als Startpunkt für Tagestrips an der Ostküste Siziliens, auch wenn Google Maps uns immer wieder mit zahllosen Varianten durch die dicht besiedelte Region um Catania geführt hat (Empfang war einwandfrei, meist besser als in vielen deutschen Gegenden...). Alles in allem ein schöner Aufenthalt! Danke an Chiara und Francesca für die sehr freundliche Betreuung!"
“Very warm welcome and discreetly present proprietors. The house was enitrely up to our expectations, great value and with many quirky elements. Excellent choice for children and perfectly adapted to the hot Sicilian climate.”
What an amazing house, so glad we picked this house in this delightful
Little town. The welcome was fantastic, any problems we had were dealt with really quickly, we wouldn’t hesitate to come again. Great space for a large party of friends or family "
4 Feb 2018
"Sehr geschmackvolles Haus.
Das Haus ist sehr groß und sehr gut ausgestattet. Es hat einen kleinen Garten mit Zitronen, Orange und Kastanienbäumen. Die Küche mit Gasherd ist sehr gut ausgestattet. Außerdem gibt es eine Außenküche mit Grill. Einkaufsmöglichkeiten sind in der Nähe vorhanden. Ein sehr herzlicher Empfang wurde uns bereitet mit Wein und Weintrauben."
"Wonderful stay at the old winery.
Many thanks to Sara, who waited for us and showed us around the house when we arrived. We have had a wonderful stay in the old winery in Trescastagni. Large nice house, with plenty of space. Lovely with a well-equipped kitchen, cozy rooms and a beautiful courtyard. It's perfect with the private parking, so you do not have to worry about the car at night. We had many good tours around the area of the city, both to Etna, Taomina and Naxos. We were on a long trip to "Villa romana del casale", which we would highly recommend. We would also recommend a visit to Benanti Winery, where we got an outstanding experience. Trecastagni is a lovely place and we had wonderful weather, with sun and 20 - 24 degrees every day throughout the week. This is a place you would like to come back to and which we can highly recommend."
"Excellent place to stay! 5 star!
My family and I stayed in this beautifully converted house based in a small town near mount Etna! On arrival we were greeted with wine and pastries so was perfect! We had a fantastic time travelling around the island (despite the rain) and coming back in an evening to either cook ourselves or visit the restaurants on the road just above the house! Brilliant place to stay with pretty Much all the amenities close by. Thank you for a great stay! 😀"
Lovely house with luxurious furniture and fittings.We stayed after 5 nights in Palermo from where we visited Segesta Agrigento and Selinunte so we went to Villa Romana del Casale on way to The Winery which worked well.The courtyard is beautiful with orange and lemon trees and the garden has lovely plants including a sweet smelling jasmine by the front gate.Francesca was very helpful.Trecaglia is plentifully supplied with shops and restaurants and very convenient for Etna and we visited Syracuse one day and Reggia Calabria on the mainland to see the Riace bronzes in the museum another day-all very straightforward."
Die vorangegangenen Beschreibung treffen zu. Es gibt Hundegebell, keifende Nachbarinnen, Glockengeläut und auch Salutschüsse. Die Menschen auf Sizilien sind eben oft draussen, gläubig, emotional und wahnsinnig herzlich. Wer die absolute Ruhe sucht ist hier falsch, wer aber eine sizilianische Kleinstadt in einer tollen Unterkunft erleben möchte, findet hier, man traut es sich kaum zu sagen, authentisches italienischen Leben. Das Haus selbst ist sehr gut ausgestattet und liebevoll eingerichtet, Es gibt mehrere Möglichkeiten zum Draussensitzen, und auch ein fester Aussenkochplatz mit Waschbecken und Grill ist vorhanden. Für uns gerne wieder, der ideale Ort um dem nahenden Herbst zu trotzen und sich von der Lebensfreude anstecken zu lassen."
"Old winery Trecastagni.
We had a wonderful holiday staying iat this property ,The house was very impressive inside with the mechanics of the Old Winery press being the feature of the living room - it was quite museum like in some respects- the house was furnished to a high standard and the kitchen had everything needed in a self catering house- outside was a barbecue and plenty of shaded areas with lots of seats which was much needed as there was a heatwave and most days the temperature was 90 degrees plus.
The house is very well
Situated in the town - two minutes walk from numerous restaurants and quaint cobbled streets and shops - the town is very old and charming and on one of weekends there was a festival with music and craft stalls in the town square .
Mount Etna was there on the horizon and a half hour drive - lots of towns and beaches to visit- Taormina and Siracuse ( boat trip well recommended) are places not to miss .
Pinella ( who welcomed us on arrival on behalf of the owners) was so kind and helpful even making our daughter a beautiful cake for her birthday - and responding really quickly by texts whenever we needed advice on where to go what to do .
A wonderful holiday!"
Margaret and Paul Tutty and family
"The most amazing stay!!! Very highly recommended!!!
From the first entrance till the last moment the house felt like a home! Very welcoming hosts, Francesca and her Mum were super helpful and warm. Made us feel at home the same minute we met! The house itself is so big and spacious with loads of good charm in it. Felt so warm and cosy, from the living area to the garden!
House is located in lovely town with quiet few nice local restaurants, lovely shops and also the best ever Gelateria! Loved the people, so charming and very helpful although not many English speaking locals, even if they didn't, they were ready to go the extra mile to help us out:) All the church bells made this little town even more special!
House is only 30min away from wonderful beaches in Taormina or 1h drive from beautiful beach San Lorenzo, if you are travelling with kids, this beach is for you:) Also only 16km away to the lifts to get to Etna, so beautiful up there!
We just got back today and already miss it a lot!!! We will be coming back for sure!
Thank you, Owners Direct, Giulia & Lenneke and Francesca with the loveliest Mum ever!!! You made our holidays 1000000% perfect :) Thank you a million!"
"We had the most amazing stay in this Trecastagni winery! The outdoor space was absolutely perfect with plenty of seating and even a grill area. The kitchen and living room were very large and extremely well appointed. There are four full bathrooms - 3 with showers and one with a jacuzzi tub. One note- it's not really three bedrooms. The third bedroom is a loft above the living room with curtains and a pull out sofa with a bathroom. It worked fine with us but may be difficult for anyone who is unstable walking/children. Location is ideal, with shops and restaurants nearby. Included is a gated driveway and two entrances. Francesca was very accommodating and we have no complaints!"
Wir haben als Familie unseren Osterurlaub in diesem wunderschönen Haus verbracht. Francesca und ihre Schwester haben uns herzlich begrüßt und uns die wichtigen Informationen rund um das Haus erklärt.
Alle Räume sind mit sehr viel Liebe eingerichtet, die Küche ist perfekt ausgestattet und der Whirlpool lädt nach einem erlebnisreichen zum Entspannen ein. Fast tut es einem Leid das Haus überhaupt zu verlassen, aber der Ätna, Taormina und Syrakus sind sicher einen Ausflug wert. Es sollte aber genug Zeit bleiben um im Garten zu verweilen und unter Zitronen und Orangenbäume zu relaxen.
So haben wir auch die Außenküche zur Zubereitung von frischem Fisch und Gemüse aus den kleinen Läden, die man leicht zu Fuß erreichen kann, genutzt.
Unseren Mietwagen haben wir im verschlossen Hof geparkt, bis Golfgröße problemlos möglich.
Fazit: Wir möchten unbedingt wieder kommen!"
We arrived as a family of 6 late on a Sunday night to a thoughtful welcome from the owners. This house had everything we needed and had been finished with pride. All the little extras were there. The garden was lovely and would be an easy place to spend more time.
The neighbourhood is friendly and the house felt safe. All your basic needs were covered locally, and a large supermarket was in San Giovanni la Punta (easy to access by car). Parking behind the gate is a challenge, and we couldn't do it with our van, but street parking was easy.
It was a good base to use as a base to explore the sights of Sicily. There are a few noisy dogs in the area, and of course the early church bells (like all of Italy!), and these did affect our sleep a little - but maybe we sleep a little lightly.
I would recommend this as a place to stay, and would happily return."
The property has all the charm of the old wine press and the convenience of the contemporary and sensitive restoration. Its a great location for day trips to the surrounding areas and it is only a short walk to the square with lots of shops, There are quite a few good restaurants close by as well
I would have given the property 5 stars except one 0f the beds is actually a quite uncomfortable hideabed.
Driving in the area is challenging at first because the signage is pretty erratic but a gps would help."
The villa is in a beautiful location with exquisite views of Mt. Etna. It is within walking distance of the supermercato, the fruit and vegetable store and the meat and cheese market. It is also in a good location for a day trip to Taormina, Aci Trezza, Villa Romano de Casale and a bus trip to Catania. The locale merchants are very gracious and helpful and alittle bit of Italian goes a long way!!. The villa is also spacious and well equipped. We enjoyed the gardens where oranges, chestnuts and lemons were growing. Be sure to go to the piazza and see the fountain and also walk to St. Alfio's church. Driving somewhat nerve wracking, at times, to and from the small towns to the autostrada. Otherwise, overall a wonderful stay for us. Thank you to Francesca and Sara. Grazie Mille. Tom and Rose Curtis, Macedon, New York."
"The winery was gorgeous....Trescastagni was a friendly town with some lovely eateries. We particularly liked the Tapas bar.....chilli beef to die for. Lavico bar and eatery was great too......lovely black charcoal flour pizza and Prosecco on tap at 12 euros a litre. The garden was outstanding too, best equipped holiday let I have ever stayed in."
"Beautiful and unusual house in friendly town.
This is a very special house - a quite wonderful conversion of an old winery, brilliantly blending the old and the new. It has a lovely garden and every modern feature that you could hope for. Trecastagni is a friendly town which gradually reveals its considerable charms, all just a very short walk from the house. Highly recommended."
"Super Unterkunft in attraktivem "Dorf" am Fuß des Ätna. Die Wohnung war super ausgestattet, sauber und ließ keine Wünsche offen. Ideal für Ausflüge zum Ätna und nach Catania und Taormina."
"Ho soggiornato in questa splendida proprietà insieme a mio marito ed ai miei due bambini di cinque ed un anno per tre settimane in luglio.
Ottima la posizione ad un passo dalla piazza e da tutti i fornitori; ciononostante silenziosa e gradevole nelle serate estive. Abbiamo goduto volentieri dello spazio esterno, ben curato ed attrezzato. L'interno della casa è molto suggestivo, con il fascino del vecchio palmento, un tocco speciale e tutte le comodità di una casa moderna. Ci è mancato solo il condizionatore d'aria nelle stanze Da letto, spesso faceva molto caldo nella zona notte ed i ventilatori disponibili purtroppo non erano sufficienti.
Ad ogni modo, l'esperienza è stata assolutamente positiva e da ripetere!"
"Sleek and functional.
My husband and I spent 5 weeks here in Feb. and March 2016 in order to escape the bleak and gray winters of Umbria. We wanted to have some private time for writing, a central place for touring and an accommodating place to house guests. This property provided all of that.
The property managers were extremely responsive, helpful and provided excellent recommendations in town. The town of Trecastagni is used to visitors going to Mt. Etna and yet it is away from the bustling tourist life. We particularly enjoyed Acireale, a Baroque town near by and Ortigia. We have had a wonderful winter stay."
Es war wunderschön, das Haus entspricht absolut der Beschreibung. Einzig die nachts heulenden Hunde aus der Nachbarschaft haben die Erfahrung etwas getrübt."
"Diamond in the rough!
Very nice property, everything you need to have a wonderful time while visiting Sicily. The house was very well taken care of and the owners are more than happy to go out of their way to make sure your stay is the best it could be. I would so love to come back and stay again!"
"A great place.
Really unusual and cool house. Great spaces indoors and out—it feels as if you are in the countryside, though you are near the center of Trecastagni. Useful pantry items and ample hot water. Keep in mind, though, that the internet works only in one room (an office), that one bedroom has only curtains to separate it from the living room and has only a sofabed, and that driving to and from the house to the autostrada and beyond is very confusing because of lack of signs, one-way roads, etc. Finally, multiple cannon shots are fired every morning at 7 a.m. and some nights at 10 p.m. (to scare off the pigeons?). If you are willing to deal with these inconveniences, this is a great and unique space."
"Wonderful Holiday Stay at the Base of Mt Etna.
My husband, grown son and I stayed for a week in May. We loved the home and Sarah was very helpful making us feel at home with some goodies in the fridge to get us started and lots of great information about Trecastagni. The town is charming and well appointed with restaurants and shops within walking distance. The home is stunning and comfortable. Clearly a labor of love with an eye for detail in the renovation of this one time winery (palmento in Sicilian). The house was clean and roomy and comfortable with a beautiful garden for enjoying a glass of wine or a meal made in the fabulous kitchen. Mt Etna, smoking and groaning as well as glowing red at night is just icing on the cake. This place is fabulous. Thank you Sarah and Francesca."
Nach einer freundlichen und problemlosen Kommunikation mit den Vermietern, hatten wir zwei wundervolle Ferienwochen in diesem schönen alten Weingut mit direktem Blick auf den Ätna. Die Bilder halten, was sie versprechen - das Haus und der Garten sind einfach nur traumhaft schön. Es war alles sauber und gepflegt und lud zum Wohlfühlen ein. Am schönsten war für uns die Sitzecke unter den Zitronenbäumen mit der angrenzenden Außenküche, welche wir oft genutzt haben. Vielen Dank an die Vermieter, dass wir unseren Urlaub in diesem tollen Haus verbringen durften."
"Peaceful updated house in a great locale.
This place was amazing. From our arrival to departure, Sarah was extremely helpful and willing to assist! The house was well apportioned for 6 people(as long as 2 people are okay with a loft bedroom--good news is that loft is on the opposite side of the house, so privacy was easy to create). Plenty of room, great upgrades and extremely comfortable. Each night upon our return of adventures in the surrounding cities, this was a great place to call "home". We would stay here again!"
"This property was perfectly represented in the pictures but still amazed us upon arrival. The only thing that I was surprised about was that I expected a cottage in the country side and it is actually in the middle of a very sweet little town. This was a plus as there were many resources close by. I cannot say enough about the manager Sara and the little manager Anna! Their charm and graciousness made us instantly feel like visiting dear friends, and I can only hope to repay the hospitality which went above and beyond expectations. Sara's pride was evident in describing the house and surrounding areas. The house is clean luxurious and well supplied. A car, of course is a must. The roads are winding mountain vistas which may challenge the faint of heart, but so much is so close you needn't spend too much time in the car. Please visit the open air markets in Catania the first day to take advantage of the bounty available here.
Grazie mille Sarà e Anna! Non vedo l'ora per la prossima volta! Anche quando Anna viene a studiare negli Stati Uniti,mi chiamano e io farò alcune "pancakes" :-)"
We absolutely loved our stay in Trecastagne and wished we had known how wonderful Casa del Palmento would be before we made reservations. We would have tried to stay longer! The converted winery was top-notch, comfortable, and quite interesting. We weren't sure what to expect but found the pictures to be a perfect representation of what we found. With two teenagers we all found a place to call our own and loved the private outdoor patios. It was a very short walk to the plaza and had several great restaurants very closeby. The owners were very accommodating and explained everything to us upon arrival. Checkout was easy and fast. Next time we visit Sicily, this will be on our must stay list!"
"La maison est très agréable, aménagée avec gout. Les propriétaires nous ont chaleureusement accueillis à notre arrivée tardive. Sara, la propriétaire, parle également français. La maison est bien équipée, propre. Il y a une chambre avec lit double, une chambre avec 2 lits simples et un petit lit double en mezzanine et une dernière chambre ouverte sur la grande pièce qui s'isole par des rideaux. L'espace extérieur est très agréable. Un oranger permet de s'y installer à l'ombre. Les enfants (3 filles - 5-9-et 11 ans) ont adoré cette maison et ce jardin avec pleins de recoins et d'espaces différents : un vrai terrain de jeu. Il y a un emplacement pour garer la voiture. La grande place de Trecastagni avec tous les commerces et restaurants nécessaires se situe à 100 - 200 m. La maison est bien située pour visiter la cote ïonienne : Etna, Taormina, Acicastillo, Syracuse, Noto. Nous vous conseillons par contre d'emporter un GPS. En un mot, un séjour très agréable dans un lieu charmant."
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