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Dreaming about sun… Sicily here we come!

posted by Home In Italy on February 16th, 2015

With Christmas as a vague memory, days are now slowly beginning to lengthen and although summer is still far away, our desire to travel is champing at a bit! So let’s start daydreaming and, why not, thinking about your summer holiday… because, you know, to book a holiday is never too early!

Our fist selection is the southern coast of Sicily, from Agrigento to Catania. Here, in spring time, you can already reach the shore (timidly!) and enjoy the first warm rays of the sun. Sicily is the ideal place for outdoor dining with its rich cuisine and its enchanting atmosphere between baroque and exotic.

Lying on the hills of the Etna Vulcan, Mascalucia is an excellent base for exploring the East cost and getting lost in its pistachios plantations. If you like trekking, our suggestion is to organize a daytour in the Natural Reserve “La Timpa” in Acireale: here you will see many natural phenomena summarizing the history of Etna. The natural park is the overlapping of many eruptive eras; from light grey ancient lava to the dark grey one, with special crystals of augite, typical of the more recent eruptions.

Take advantage of the proximity of Catania and spend at least one afternoon in this lovely city. Not to be missed the historic pastry laboratory of Nonna Vincenza in San Placido square, where you can taste and buy delicious pastries with almonds and pistachios, cream horns with ricotta cheese and chocolate and, of course, the famous cannoli.

Just outside Catania, you will get lost among lemon trees and gardens of historic interest. Take note of the Garden Biviere Lenitni (Siracusa), which is a spectacular Mediterranean garden created in the late Sixties. As legend would have it, in this place Hercules, son of Zeus, brought the skin of the defeated lion Nemean as a gift to Ceres, goddess of the harvest. He created a lake that was named after him: Lacus Erculeus (during centuries, the lake changed its name and Arabs called it Beveré, which means waterhole for sheep and fish). Here you can admire lush palm trees, blue Jacaranda, old roses, Yucca specimen and unusual Xanthorrea trees.

The hottest and more exotic sea of Sicily is located just south of Syracuse. Forget beach resorts and imagine yourself lying in the uncontaminated nature: the Cala di Terrauzza, the protected area of Plemmirio and the Marchesa di Cassibile beach.

And now, tell us, don’t you feel a sudden desire of Sicily? We can already perceive the smell of citrus, cannoli and chocolate while the wind is brushing the palm trees.

VILLA VOLPE

posted by Home In Italy on April 2nd, 2014

A large pool of 160 sqm dominates one of the most beautiful coasts of Sardinia. In front of the pool, the island of Tavolara frames the unforgettable landscape which varies in its intense colours by sunrise to sunset.

This is Villa Volpe, a comfortable villa situated only 15 minutes from the airport of Olbia, located in Northern Sardinia at Porto San Paolo, 12km South of Olbia and 40 minutes from the Smerelda coastline.

Villa Volpe is equipped with air conditioning, an outside Jacuzzi with cold water and last but not least the marvellous swimming pool, whose size makes this private villa very special. The nearest beach to the villa is on a 1,5 km distance and in the area there are famous white sandy beaches such as Porto Istana, The Reef, Porto Taverna, Brandichi the Cinta and Budoni, which constitute one of the most marvellous marine Protected Areas in Italy.

Porto San Paolo is an elegant touristic village, includes a small touristic harbour and a small centre which offers all kinds of shops and a dozen restaurants for everyone’s taste.

The 500 sqm villa is totally independent, surrounded by a garden of 6000 sqm shielded by walls and illuminated by 25 external lights. A spacious patio which covers the whole front view of the villa, is furnished on one side with sofas e chairs and on the other side with a table for 10 people, where you can eat by candlelight in front of the charming sea view.

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VILLA OF THE MONTH: CASA GIUSY

posted by Home In Italy on August 16th, 2013

In the very heart of the enchanting town of Positano, only a two minutes walk from the beach, Casa Giusy is a truly magical place.

Every room has a fantastic view of the sea, the Galli islands, and of the famous ancient church ‘Cupola’.

The terrace leading to the villa is decorated with hand-painted floor tiles, laid out for meals ‘al fresco’ and for sun bathing, all with spectacular views of the sea, and of the village nestled in the rocky hills.

The villa’s interior is elegantly furnished. The bright living areas have vaulted ceilings and beautiful large wrought-iron windows leading directly onto the terrace. The well-organised and well-equipped kitchen leads directly to the dining room and terrace.

The rooms on the first floor have a spectacular sea view and two of them have small ornate balconies adorned with bougainvillea, framing one of the most unforgettable parts of the Amalfi coast.

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SPRING SPECIAL OFFERS

posted by Home In Italy on March 28th, 2012

Make your holiday unique with all our special offers!


SPECIAL OFFER FOR ADA – UMBRIAN TUSCAN BORDER
Special reduction of 30% for a booking in April! Book Ada during May or June and you will receive a reduction of 25%!

SPECIAL OFFER FOR CASA DI POGGIO – LAZIO
Book Casa di Poggio and you will receive a special reduction of 20%!

SPECIAL OFFER FOR ALICE- SARDINIA
Book Alice during April and May and you will receive a reduction of 10%!

SPECIAL OFFER FOR MARTINA, BORGO BENNI OR FATTORIA
Book for June and July and you will receive a reduction of 20%!

SPECIAL OFFER FOR POILIO
Book Poilio during April, May and June a receive a special reduction of 20%!