• Tenuta Santa Tecla

  • Rural charm and simplicity at this attractive Agriturismo set between Catania and Taormina on Sicily’s east coast.
  • Kids
    Family friendly atmosphere with playground and farm animals
  • Food & drink
    Excellent buffet breakfast and informal lunch of salads and pastas. Restaurants are about 1km away
  • Rooms
    14 rooms including 2 apartments
  • Nearby
    Acireale, Mount Etna, Taormina, Catania, Syracuse
  • Prices
    5 nights from £ 425 per person on BB and fully comprehensive car hire

Overview

Food & Drink:
  • Breakfast only
  • Snack and salads available throughout the day
  • A good choice of restaurants between 5 and 10 minutes drive
Recreational:
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Bicycles available
  • Concierge service
  • Children playground
  • Farmhouse with animals
In room features:
  • Air conditioning
  • Suite with separate bedroom

Tenuta Santa Tecla, Acireale

Get back to nature on a hideaway organic farm just outside Acireale, at the foot of the slopes to Mount Etna. Run by owners Angela and Fabio with a distinctly personal touch, the emphasis at the Tenuta Santa Tecla is very much on de-stressing. Vast Mediterranean-scented gardens and terraces look out across citrus groves and apricots trees to the Ionian Sea yet the estate’s proximity to the S114 road that links Catania and Taormina make this a great spot for exploring some of Sicily’s top spots.

The flower-filled garden is dissected by winding pathways with different areas devoted to a citrus grove, organic vegetable garden, mini-botanical garden and, for children, a playground and small farm area with Tibetan goats, donkeys, hens, geese and other small animals.

The fabulous infinity pool (22sqm) is surrounded by a sundeck with plenty of sun beds and overlooked by a terrace with sea views where an excellent buffet breakfast (fruit, eggs, cheese, pastries, bread, homemade jams and honey) is served during the warmer months. For dinner, there is a good choice of restaurants, trattorie and pizzerias in nearby Santa Tecla and Acireale.

Bedrooms are spacious and modern, ranging from superior doubles and deluxe rooms, to suites or an apartment for either two or four. The apartments are ideal for families, with a living room and kitchen.

Other facilities available include a wellness centre with a steam room and massage treatments.

Due to the location of the Agriturismo, renting a car is essential. A railway line runs near to the back of the house but trains are infrequent and therefore only a minor disturbance.


Location

The Agriturismo is situated to the north of Acireale on Sicily’s east coast. The boutique shops, restaurants and Greek amphitheatre of Taormina are 45 km to the north, and Catania slightly nearer heading south.

Explore the authentic villages built in black lava-stone on the vine-covered slopes of Mount Etna or head further inland to the towns of Caltagirone and Piazza Armerina. Syracuse is just over an hour away.

Location

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Further afield

Nearest airport

AciReale
Aci Castello
Aci Trezza
Riposto

Bronte
Taormina
Mt Etna
Catania

Piazza Armerina
Siracusa
Modica
Ragusa

Catania airport
Trapani airport
Palermo airport
Comiso airport

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