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  • Guests: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Swimming Pool
  • Position: sea ​​view
  • Villa Style: Traditional
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The "lemon riviera" starts at Acrieale and continues until Taormina, and is a long stretch of coast dotted with numerous attractive villages looking onto the sea, and is so called due to the lemon plantations that slope down from Mount Etna to the coast. Villa Praiola lies in the village of Carruba about 8 kms from Riposto, an attractive town where you will find all the services you might need and a little tourist harbour. It has been recently renovated although outside the old country house style has been maintained, and while on the ground floor you can still see the old wine-cellars and farm tools, the interior has been completely modernised to give a pratical and comfortable environment. It is equipped with satellite TV, Wi-Fi internet connection, dishwasher, washing-machine, microwave oven and air-conditioning. From the large terrace with access from the living-room and from the ktichen you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of the sea and of Etna; in the private garden they have made a 6x12 m swimming-pool for guests exclusive use. The wardens live in an apartment with independent access and they are very discreet and helpful if you need anything. There are several restaurants in the vicinity producing excellent local dishes. Catania lies about 25 kms away, Taormina 30, Acireale 15. The nearest beach is about 1 km away (pebble beach).

Guests 8 Code SIC016 (Size: 150 m²) Bedrooms: 4 (3 doubles, 1 Twin bedrooms ) Bathrooms: 5
FIRST FLOOR: (access via an external staircase): living-room with dining area and kitchen with dishwasher with access to the large panoramic terrace, with a view of the sea on one side and of Etna on the other, furnished for dining outside and sunbathing; 1 WC with washbasin; 3 double bedrooms with bathroom with shower and ceiling-fans.
MANSARD (access via spiral staircase) with two single beds and bathroom with shower.
Air Conditioning. Parking and private garden.

  • Guests: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Swimming Pool
  • Position: sea ​​view
  • Villa Style: Traditional
Swimming Pool Private pool (12 x 6 m)
Air-conditioning Air-conditioning in all of the property
high-speed internet line Yes
Barbecue Yes
washing machine Yes
dishwasher Yes
TV Yes
Satellite TV Yes
Stereo with CD player Yes
Public amenities
Nearest Beach : pebbles  1 km
Bus stop: Giappala/Torrisi 0.1 km
Nearest grocery Carruba 0.8 km
Sports and Leisure
Tennis Public tennis courts   1 km
Villa Praiola ~ Catania Area,RipostoSicily
Distances from main towns
Acireale15 km
Catania25 km
Taormina30 km
Riposto8 km
Distances from transport
Airport: Catania30 km
Railway Station: Catania30 km
  • Guests: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Swimming Pool
  • Position: sea ​​view
  • Villa Style: Traditional
Prices & Services
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The below price list shows rental costs per week
- Minimum stay: 7 nights
Weekly prices
07 Jan 2017 - 22 Apr
23 Sep - 06 Jan 2018
22 Apr - 17 Jun
02 Sep - 23 Sep
17 Jun - 02 Sep
USD 2,450
USD 2,960
USD 3,695
Services Included
Extra costs
1 set of bed and bath linen per week included in the price.
Cot for babies under 2 years
Further costs to be paid on the premises in cash
Air-conditioning according to consumption
Central heating according to consumption
For stays exceeding 7 days obligatory cleaning service on Saturdays € 130 to be paid on site.
Obligatory cleaning during the week: 2 hours a day, 1 day per week for a total of € 20 per week
Total final cleaning cost: € 130
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival: 400
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival - Domestic pets  Not allowed - Pool opening dates (Private pool) 25 Feb 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
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  • Guests: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Swimming Pool
  • Position: sea ​​view
  • Villa Style: Traditional
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"Thank you very much for the very warm welcome, the food and additional things that were provided in the house for our arrival.
We had a marveillous stay in the villa and enjoyed the house as well as all our visits through beautiful Sicily.
We wish you all the best, and who knows, maybe we'll meet again.
(July 2016)
"The villa felt immediately like home!
It was so comfortable and friendly that it felt as if we were next door and not half way around the world.
The caretaker and her family were so charming, bringing fresh fruit and little extras. And her cooking is worth every penny!
This group of eight Canadian friends will never forget Villa Praiola
(September 2015)
"We will keep great memories of views, travels around, family dinners and talks. Wonderful owners....
(June 2015)
"Thank you for a super holiday.
The villa surpassed our expectation, particularly the views and the beautiful swimming pool.
We were mesmerised by Mt. Etna, we saw it in sunshine, cloud and even covered in ice.
Thank you Cettina, the chef, for the super meals you cooked for us we thoroughly enjoyed them.
Sue, John and Natalie (UK)"
(September 2014)
"Grazie per la vostra ospitalità. 2 settimane fantastiche.
Anche il personale della villa ha fatto di tutto per farci stare bene.
Il posto è meraviglioso, molto bello e tranquillo in compagnia del vulcano!
Speriamo di ritornare presto!
Grazie di tutto
(July 2014)
"We enjoyed our time in this marvel!
A great place to chill out, enjoy and a wonderful "base camp" for many trips.
To be located right between the Etna and the sea added to the special ambiance of the place.
The house is equipped with everything that is needed, nicely and tastefully furnished and the kitchen is complete to perfection.
We enjoyed the specially prepared dinner and tried the many seafood restaurants in the neighbouring villages.
A truly memorable holiday
(June 2014)
"My family spent a week at Villa Praiola in September 2013 for my father's 60th birthday and we had a wonderful time. The owners were so attentive even picking us up at a restaurant in Riposto and helping us with our luggage to the villa since we took a taxi from Catania. The house is very grand and has wonderful views of the the sea and Mount Etna, the balcony is perfect for cocktail hour drinks, and the rooms were large and spacious. The owners had even stocked the fridge for us! The pool has a separate "pool house" where the BBQ is kept and there is a fridge and large table and chairs. We had a couple of seafood BBQ with local seafood from Riposto fish mongers. The villa is close to the village of Carruba where you can get fantastic produce and local wine and fabulous pizza at Speedy Foods, which we had twice! One night the housekeeper prepared a special dinner for us which was so delicious, especially the amazing pasta with mussels and grilled whole fish. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Praiola and highly recommend the villa!
Madelin - Hong Kong""
(August 2013)
"Five of us from Canada spent a week at this property. We weren't sure what to expect since we only had the website to go by but our expectations were more than surpassed once we arrived and the gracious owners toured us around the property. Old world charm meets modern day conveniences. The home was beautifully appointed, the kitchen was a chef's dream, the wrap around balcony was spectacular - Etna on one side and the sea on the other side. We couldn't believe how beautiful and well maintained this villa was. Cettina (the property custodian) provided an authentic Sicilian meal one night, the pool and surrounding area was well used for pre dinner cocktails almost every day. The nursery surrounding the property provided terrific privacy. We loved, loved, loved it. On a scale of 1 to 10, we gave this property a 15! Thank you and see you again soon.
Jack from Toronto"
(September 2012)
"I would like to give you an excellent feed-back on the Villa Praiola. It is very well equipped and furnished, and absolutely clean. The garden is wonderful. I don’t think there is anything to improve!
Owners have been very nice, helpful by giving us advices and responsive (we had an issue with the TV satellite which was solved in 24h).
We also have order delicious cooking to the house made, which is an appreciated service.
I think it was worth giving you our view.
Kind regards
(August 2012)
"I lived in Villa Praiola from Holy Saturday 2012 to the following Friday, April 13. It was an unforgettable experience and even though the weather was cool, 8 of us enjoyed every minute of our stay and our touring. The staff was the most helpful in the world -- gracious and unobtrusive but there when you needed them. The kitchen is up to date in everything; the bedrooms + baths comfortable and the surroundings were breathtaking. I would recommend it very highly. Juliana"
(April 2012)
"Villa exeptionnellement bien située, acceuil très sympatique, confort exeptionnel, très bonne couverture internet, séjour innoubliable et maison à conseiller fortement."
(July 2011)
"J'ai été extrêmement satisfaite de mon expérience avec Ville in Italia (site Internet et contacts avec vous) et compte bien refaire appel à vous.

Notre séjour à la VILLA PRAIOLA s'est très bien passé. Les propriétaires nous ont très bien reçus. Nous avons particulièrement apprécié les provisions qui nous attendaient à l'arrivée.
La maison, la terrasse, le jardin et la piscine sont extrêmement agréables et très bien entretenus. Les divers équipements sont en excellent état. Les vues sur l'Etna et la mer sont magnifiques.
Bien à vous
(October 2010)
"I wanted to send you a note to tell you about our wonderful stay in Sicily!

Vera and her husband were great! They met us right off the highway so we didn’t get lost getting to the villa. They showed us around (unfortunately we didn’t arrive until 9pm so we didn’t get to see the amazing views until the next morning!), showed us where the closest super market/shopping center was and also gave us a list of restaurants in the area. They were also kind enough to have the refrigerator full of amazing fruits, cheeses, prosciutto, eggs, etc., which made breakfast very easy the next morning J Vera, her husband and the caretakers made us feel very welcome and made us feel at home.

The villa was amazing! The views were spectacular as were the villa grounds. The pool was also beautiful and came in very handy as we had two young boys with us – actually I think even the adults enjoyed the pool just as much as the children. We even used the outdoor grill to make some dinners at home.

If we had any questions or problems, the caretakers were always around and since they didn’t speak much English and we don’t speak Italian, Vera was very accommodating, she did not mind if we called her directly.

We couldn’t have found a more beautifully situated and maintained villa as well as the amazing hospitality we received. I would not hesitate to recommend Villa Praiaola to anyone! It truly made our trip that much more enjoyable!

Thanks again for all of your assistance!


(August 2010)
I wanted to tell you how much we really enjoyed the Villa.
- the owners are incredibly friendly and helpful
- the pool and garden are beautifully kept and most welcome after a long day
- the kitchen is very well equipped
- the deck is a delight, with very nice views
- the location is ideal, convenient to many sights

Thanks for your assistance!
Best regards,
(July 2009)
"This was the best villa we have ever stayed in. The owner was there to greet us and show us around She had left enough provisions to last for several days. The villa was equipped to a very high standard and everything worked! The house and the grounds were beautiful and very well kept. The swimming pool was lovely and again everything was there such as towels loungers.

The villa is conveniently situated not too far from the airport with good links. The surrounding area is attractive and the villa looks over the sea and the volcano.

(September 2008)
"Good morning,

We were very happy during our stay at Villa Praiola, the Greco family welcomed us warmly and stocked up the larder with everything we could have needed to start off. The accomodation was excellent and during our stay Mrs Greco called us regularly to make sure we were OK and we had everything we needed. We all had a good time and we enjoyed the holiday and would have no problem in booking with Villa in Italia again or recommending you to our friends and family.

Best regards,

(September 2008)
"We had a fantastic holiday in Villa Praiola, the villa, grounds and
pool were beautiful and the owners were fantastic, very warm, lovely

We will highly recommend both your site and the villa we stayed in to
all our friends.

Kind Regards

Claire & Antony"
(August 2008)
"Our time in Sicily was wonderful. Villa Praiola was fabulous. The owners were extremely hospitable and made us feel very welcome. They couldn't have done any more for us! We enjoyed it so much that we hope to visit again with friends/family.
Many thanks for all your help,

Kind regards

(July 2008)

First of all I want to "thank-you" for all the help you gave me in booking Villa Praiola from the time we started (the first time) last year. You were very helpful on every account. We knew we wanted to travel to Sicily--it was just a matter of when.

I also wish to give you a review of Villa Praiola. It was everything the website promised and all 8 of us had a wonderful time while staying there. We particularly loved the location. We were able to see (and walk to) the Ionian Sea on one side and watch Mt. Etna on the other. However, your website never promised that lava would be flowing and that Mt. Etna would be smoking and rumbling. We all enjoyed watching her every night. She was scary but beautiful.

We really enjoyed the owners--Vera, Francesco and their son Antonio. They guided us to the villa, welcomed all of us warmly, and explained everything including all the amenities in the villa. They also arranged for dinner to be prepared for us because of our late arrival. Dinner was very tasty and enjoyed by all. We encountered the owners upon many occasions and they were always willing to take the time to provide information about restaurants, grocery stores & directions to sites. They also spent some time with all of us discussing the family and the 200 yr.old history of the Villa Praiola as well as answering all our questions about the old wine cellar.

One thing I particularly want to mention was how clean and neat the villa was. The bedroom & bath accommodations were also comfortable and roomy. The kitchen was well-equipped and had everything we needed. Another pleasant surprise was the bowls of fruit that showed up every few days. We wasted no time devouring them. We also want to thank the wardens for providing us with bottles of wine as we requested them. The wardens sons were very pleasant boys and were careful to be quiet and respectful to all of us.

We loved the grounds around the villa. It was so peaceful. After we were out touring all day it was nice to come back to our villa and jump in the lovely pool.

We couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay
Best Regards,

(June 2008)
"Our experience at Villa Praiola and with Ville in Italia was terrific! Using the online web tools provided by Ville in Italia, we were able see in great detail how lovely Villa Praiola looked, and we were able to securely book and pay for our reservation online. We simply couldn’t have chosen a more wonderful property, and the owners were so very nice to meet and get to know…as was their son! Everything we learned about Villa Praiola prior to our visit was confirmed when we arrived at the front. At that moment, we knew we were in for a treat!

The location of Villa Praiola was perfect for my family’s holiday as we visited Mt Etna, Taormina, Catania and Enna…not to mention a series of wonderful seaside towns on the east coast of Sicily. The accommodations at Villa Praiola far exceeded our expectations; the entire facility, from the bedrooms & baths, to the living / dining rooms and kitchen were simply spectacular. In addition, the outdoor veranda (adjacent to the kitchen) and the pool / garden areas were both beautiful and relaxing. In total, Villa Praiola was the perfect place to linger throughout the day, reading & napping, totally relaxing while enjoying meals, libations and close family time!

While at Villa Praiola, we also enjoyed two nights of tasty, authentic Sicilian meals prepared by the on-site caretaker who lives downstairs. She offers about 7 or 8 complete dinner menus making it very easy to choose what you would like to eat if you desire this added service. The cost to have Cetina prepare dinner for us was very reasonable, and dinner was served with family wine making it extra special.

The owner family are superb hosts and we deeply appreciated their hospitality and friendship. We now are telling our friends about this wonderful holiday and can highly recommend Ville in Italia and Villa Praiola to any family or group of friends who seek a relaxing home and an enriching Sicilian experience during their Italian holiday.

We look forward to returning in the future.
Kindest regards,
(June 2008)
"Everything went excellent and was reliable. The host called us immediately when we arrived at the airport to guide us to the villa.
A very nice house, equipped with everything, very comfortable, with a very nice terrace with an excellent view to the smoking Etna.
The owners are two very nice and caring people, so there is nothing to complain. They recommended us fine restaurants and typical Sicilian food and offered us to call them at any time in case of any difficulties.
In other words, we would recommend the villa and the agency."
(April 2008)
"We all had a wonderful holiday at the villa.The ameinities were first class and will recommend to our friends.Thank you for all your help.We enjoyed meeting the owners who were friendly and helpful. John"
(September 2007)
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