Palazzo Pozzillo is as close to the ocean as you can get. You can be in the sea in just a minute or so as you descend straight onto the beach from the house.
The mansion is located on the outskirts of this small port just after the harbour. The road ends a few metres after the palace entrance, so noise from traffic is not a problem. The seagulls circle and sing above the cliffs and the harbour where the fishermen still sail by with their catch of the day and sell it in the port upon their return.
Despite the cosy and comfortable living room that you see when you enter the Palazzo Pozzillo, you will be attracted by the magnetism of the sea view at the end of the terrace. It is such a great view, you'll wish you could stay there forever.
Zora and Franz that operate this small bed and breakfast with only 6 rooms, have lived on the island for several years. They fell in love with Sicily and left Paris to open their house on Etna's slopes to travellers before they moved here. They are hospitable by nature, but their smiles were much larger after they moved there, right by the sea. They speak German, English, French and have travelled extensively in their younger days, so you will find that they are entertaining and interesting hosts. The mansion was in need of a loving hand when they took it over in the winter of 2013 and they did a great renovation ready for the first summer of 2014.
The 6 rooms are all different, both in terms of decor, size and size the terraces - only one of the rooms has no terrace. They are superbly furnished with just the right amout of furniture to make them cosy without being too cluttered or lavish. The price includes a rich and varied breakfast buffet that doesn't scrimp on anything. If you have special needs or requests, you can ask Zora and Franz and they will make sure that what you want is on the table the following day, as long as it can be purchased in Italy - NB: sour milk or porridge are for example difficult to source in Italy.
Franz loves to cook and conjures up a variety of dishes that can be based on both meat and fish and fresh ingredients sourced locally. You will be served dinner on the terrace just off the kitche as long as the weather is good enough. In total in costs between 35.00 and 45.00 euros - drinks are not included in the price and includes a starter, pasta, main course, dessert and coffee. Dinner is served at one big table where all guests eat together - here you can share your day's good experiences with the other guests and get good tips from Franz, Zora and the others. It is a pleasant and social event in addition to being a gastronomic experience.
Read about the rooms at Palazzo Pozzillo