Villa Ausilia is nestled in nature, just a few kilometers from the center of San Giovanni La Punta and Viagrande, two small towns located just outside the city of Catania. Thanks to its excellent location, it is the perfect solution for those who want to easily reach and visit the Volcano Etna and all the surrounding villages, but moving away from the hustle and bustle of the city center.
The house spreads out on two floors: on the ground floor you will find the living room, a toilet and the kitchen, while on the upper floor there are the 2 bedrooms and another bathroom.
Surrounded by a large garden on which the villa overlooks, it also features an outdoor playground for children.
The villa is made of two completely independent parts, of which one part is occupied by the owner's parents.
We also offer to our guests truly authentic experiences to live like a local. If interested, visit our website wonderfulitaly.eu or contact us and we will be more than happy to help you out designing an unforgettable holiday to discover Italian beauties.
A few kms away from Villa Ausilia, the city of Catania can boast a beautiful historical center, listed among the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Its architectural wonders, as well as the colorful street markets, the wild beauty of the Mount Etna and the crystal-clear sea of the coasts will literally seduce you.
Among the others, the Cathedral of Sant’Agata (the city’s patron saint), Bellini theater, the street markets, Via Etnea (Catania’s most important and scenographic street), the wonderful Monastery of the Benedictines (home to the faculty of Human Sciences) and the Etna are really worth a visit.
And obviously, it is impossible not to mention Catania’s culinary tradition, with its typical arancini (fried rice balls), the iris (fried or baked stuffed bombs), Sant’Agata’s olivette (typical sweets made of almond paste and colored in green) and the famous brioches with granita.
For horse meat lovers, Via del Plebiscito with its typical street embers is really not to be missed. You can already smell the delicious aroma even from a long way off!
An unmissable stop-over just outside the city is the coast, and more specifically the beautiful Gulf of Acitrezza, where in 1881 Giovanni Verga set his best known novel, “I Malavoglia”.
The airport of Catania Fontanarossa is about a 30-minute drive from the apartment (27 km).