Villa Sciare Modo is a dream come true for the young couple who own and manage the house, and indeed for all who have the chance to stay here. Giuseppe and Marilena have created a green oasis just a short walk from the otherwise unknown town of Scillichenti. It is approx. 300 metres to the nearest pizzeria and approx. 800 metres to the nearest restaurant and shopping facilities.
The villa's garden is beautifully landscaped and it is testament to how fertile Etna land can be. Lemon trees, olive trees, beautiful flowers and a vegetable garden are irrigated by an ingenious irrigation system that Giuseppe made himself. In the garden there is a lovely swimming pool and each apartment has its own parasol and sun loungers around the pool. Despite the villa only being 500 metres from the sea, there is only a slight sea view from one of the apartments on the first floor. Etna is however impressively present from all apartments, and that vision is far more exotic than the coast.
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Here you are on the doorstep of Etna National Park, a protected area around the magnificent volcano with many visitor centres and hiking trails. You can read more about it here. It is a natural paradise for nature lovers to explore. You will find beaches a little north at Riposto (approx. 6 km) where there is also a harbour and plenty of shops and restaurants in Giarre. Acireale, approx. 6 km south is an interesting historic town to explore with Byzantine and Arabian remains and a number of Baroque buildings. Approx. 35 km up the coast you will find Taormina which is a fascinating and beautiful city to explore and one of Sicily"s favourite tourist spots for good reason.
The apartments are all very spacious and decorated with tiles made locally. All kitchens have a four-burner stove and an oven, and the apartments are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV and a furnished terrace. Each apartment has a parking space in the car park at the entrance to the property. Sofa beds are of good quality so that they can easily be used as real beds. If we were to be critical, we could only mention the plastic outdoor furniture, and then that the neighbour's house is in disrepair and not aesthetically pleasing ... but the latter is no fault of Giuseppe and Marilena.
It is possible to rent all the apartments and thus have access to the common area which has been decorated in the house's basement, where you go straight out into the garden without steps. The common room includes an open kitchen, a large table and chairs where all guests can sit together and a fireplace and a large flat screen TV. Here is also a bathroom with toilet.