The place is ideal for those who love nature, since it is in the midst of a natural setting with no neighbours. Since there are only 7 rooms, there is peace and quiet and from the swimming pool you can enjoy spectacular views of the sea towards the Aeolian Islands.
La Collina dei Nebrodi is located at a vantage point 650 metres above sea level and about. 5 km from the charming town of San Marco d'Alunzio. The road to arrive there is narrow and steep, but it is paved and in good condition, and the view along the way is priceless. The house was completely renovated in 2007 after the owners had taken it on as a ruin. There are a total of 7 rooms, a reception and a cosy little restaurant with outdoor seating on a covered terrace. It serves the people of the Nebrodi Mountains traditional dishes such as antipasti, roast lamb and homemade maccheroni with stew. The selection of wines is not large, but they are good and are sold at a very reasonable price. We can also add that as much as is possible, they use their own or local organic produce for cooking.
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There are views of the town of San Marco d'Alunzio with its characteristic appearance through the trees from the front of the terrace. On a clear day you can catch a glimpse of the seven Aeolian Islands that lie like pearls on a string in the beautiful blue sea on the horizon. From the house there is a path leads up to a belvedere (a vantage point), where there is an even better view of the islands, and where you also can see the island of Ustica and Mount Etna to the southeast.
The views from the lovely outdoor pool are even more impressive! There is a sun terrace with parasols and sun loungers by the pool, and hammocks hung between the tall pine trees that characterize the entire area. There are many benches in the area where you can sit and relax whilst enjoying listening to the birds singing and the peace and harmony that makes this place really special.
Five of the rooms on the ground floor overlook the swimming pool and have views of the sea in the distance. One of the rooms on the ground floor has two extra beds, two of which are in an open loft - the ladder up to the loft is quite steep, so it is not recommended for families with children under 5 years. They are spacious and simple, but very tastefully furnished with LCD TV, air conditioning and a bathroom with toilet and shower. On the first floor - at an outdoor staircase - you will find the other two rooms, one of which is a family room with a loft for four people. These rooms on the first floor facing the sea and swimming pool have the same facilities as the rooms on the ground floor. Just outside the top two rooms, there is a large terrace with tables and chairs.
It is possible to rent La Collina as an independent villa and therefore have exclusive access to the swimming pool and restaurant. The price includes breakfast. If you want to dine in the restaurant it is optional or you can take advantage of the large well-equipped kitchen to cater for yourselves.
If you choose to eat here, it must be agreed with the staff on the morning of the same day. You can choose what you want or follow their suggestions. We can assure that you will always eat well as here they only use fresh and not least local, organic produce from the San Marco d'Alunzio area. Prices depend on what you want, but are generally reasonable.