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Tasteful Apartment in an Elegant Villa on the Waterfront of Aci Trezza



Updated: 04-Dec-2016
2 bedrooms, quality furnishing, waterfront, big windows

Casa Cycas is a lovely apartment with a wonderful sea view located on the waterfront of Aci Trezza, a fishing village rich in history and legends halfway between Catania and Acireale.

The apartment is on the first floor of an elegant historic building in Art Nouveau style with which guests will share its beautiful entrance.

Casa Cycas has two double bedrooms and a marble bathroom with a bidet, two sinks and a large shower. The living room, which makes room for a small kitchen, is made unique by large windows overlooking the sea and in particular the typical 'Faraglioni' of Aci Trezza, namely spikes of lava rock that rise between the clear water of the bay and give to this corner of Sicily a truly charming and romantic atmosphere.

According to a legend, the Cyclops Polyphemus threw into the sea those rocks detached from Etna in an attempt to stop Ulysses who was leaving with his fleet. More likely, however, “Faraglioni” are the remains of an ancient volcanic activity. Beyond their origins, today those stacks and its waters host an exclusive variety of plants and animals that make this place very interesting also for those who like to know more about nature.

Casa Cycas offers guests the opportunity to relax in the beautiful garden behind the villa, equipped with outdoor furniture including comfortable lounge chairs. Furthermore, there are a parking space, a good conditioner suitable as heater for the winter, and wireless Internet. And there is more: during summer (from June 15 to September 15), guests can enjoy a direct and private access to the rocks in front of the villa where a wooden deck and a ladder will make easier to appreciate the Sicilian sun and to plunge into the sea.

Casa Cycas is a chic and comfortable house, but a great part of its charm is due to the fact of being located in the beautiful village of Aci Trezza. Celebrated by one of the most famous Italian writers of the 19th century i.e. Giovanni Verga, the village is an active fishing place and an appreciated resort by both families and young couples from Catania. In particular, Aci Trezza is loved for its romantic promenade, for the opportunity to visit the Faraglioni, for its excellent fish restaurants and pizzeria, and in general for its vibrant atmosphere that persists even during the few winter months.

Among the various ways of knowing and experiencing Sicily, a holiday in Casa Cycas is undoubtedly one of the bests.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Manager

We have been with Homeaway since 2006, proposing houses that are able to unfold Sicily's colours and charm at best.

Houses with quality furnishing in unique locations, with incredible views or with a pool, always accurately selected in order to satisfy our main wish: to see you falling in love with Sicily just like we did.

We provide you with transparent information and true pictures. What you see is exactly what you get. We will advise you as much as we can about travel info, transfers and car rental.

Dinners in villas and other extra services can also be arranged. Finally, our prices are final rates! There are no hidden additional costs. We are flexible with your arrivals and departures and if you need a late check-in this is usually possible.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Die Ferienwohnung Casa Cycas hat uns sehr gut gefallen!

- Sehr schöne Lage direkt am Meer (ruhig, kein Verkehrslärm)

- Sehr geschmackvolle Ausstatttung der Zimmer (Möbel, Dekoration mit Kunstwerken!)

- Schöner gepflegter Garten / Innenhof

- Gute Parkmöglichkeit im Innenhof

- Sehr freundliche und hilfsbereite Gastgeber!

- Ich habe Casa Cycas bereits Bekannten von mir empfohlen

Viele Grüße und auch vielen Dank für Ihren Service.
Sep 2015
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22 Reviews

based on 22 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely old villa, just the best location for people watching.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was fabulous with arguably the best location in Aci Trezza for observing the Isole dei Ciclope and people watching. The allocated safe parking is a major plus point especially at the weekend when the area is busier.

Even in September it was hot so the air conditioning throughout the apartment is very welcome.

The kitchen facilities are simple but cover all the essentials more than adequately, but, since there is no shortage of excellent places to eat within metres we hardly needed to use anything other than the kettle. I was very happy to join the locals in their regular (but surprising to me) Sicilian breakfast of granita and warm brioche. Our welcome bottle of 'fizz' and fruit basket was also a very nice touch.

Or hosts downstairs were a lovely and very welcoming and helpful couple. Google translate on both our smartphones easily made up for their lack of English and our lack of Italian ;-)

We loved our stay and would happily recommend to others

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely holiday in a beautiful villa.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in Aci Trezza, had a little problem finding the area as we hadn't typed in the street into our sat nav,but finally found it. Had a warm welcome and were shown our lovely accomodation.

The place was spotlessly clean, and the view from the living room was exactly what we see in the brochure,stunning.

The location is good, plenty of restaurants and small shops, selling local produce,

Transport is pretty good, but you would benefit from hiring a car, we did travel to Catania on the local bus,

Lovely places to walk, Aci Castello is easy distance by foot or by car, a visit to the Castle is a must, the views on a sunny day is beautiful.

I would definitely recommend this lovely apartment to family and friends,

Perhaps one day we shall return

Sandra & Gordon.Tenby Wales

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

The owners are very sweet and helpful.

Apartment is big and clean, just in front of the see. Thank you so much for our lovely stay.


  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elegant indeed.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week in this delightful apartment as part of our trip to Sicily. Acitrezza is a vibrant place and we were sorry to leave. The apartment is perfectly located directly opposite the sea - just a few short steps over the road and you are in the water. I swam first thing every morning before it got busy - and it does get busy! The on-site parking is a massive bonus - it would be impossible otherwise. The property is part of the first floor of a very elegant house and is furnished with exquisite taste and to a very high standard. The wi-fi is excellent. There are a large number of restaurants and cafes within a ten minute walk so we only ate breakfast in the apartment but there is a well stocked and friendly small supermarket a very short walk away and larger supermarkets in the town centre. The view from the living room/kitchen is stunning - both of the sea and the passeggiata (which went on until the early hours every evening). The main bedroom could be a little noisy as it looks onto the side road/neighbouring balconies but the second bedroom is extremely quiet. We barely saw the owners who kindly left us bottles of Prosecco and water and bowl of fruit on arrival. I would thoroughly recommend this property and we would love to come back. The only suggestion for improvement that I can think of would be to have a visitors book - like we have found in previous properties - and some local information available as the owners do not speak English so we would have appreciated a bit of advice about local amenities/bus times etc.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully furnished property with stunning view

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful apartment within the owners' beautiful villa. The views from the living room are quite stunning. The property is right on the sea front in the centre of the small town with restaurants and bars a few steps away. There is parking within the grounds of the property which is most convenient and we also had use of the garden. The owners were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. It made an ideal base for touring the eastern coast of Sicily and is located just 20 minutes drive from Catania airport. It was a real treat to stay here. Fabulous.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Elegant with glorious view

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is tastefully furnished with antique and modern items, and all that is needed is provided. The owners are very charming and helpful, and we were able to communicate in a mixture of French and using Google Translate. Though the cooking area is very small, it is quite possible to prepare a simple meal as all equipment is available. The airconditioner did not work properly in one of the bedrooms, and though the owner came immediately to try and change the settings, it remained only operational on fan, without cooling. We would have benefitted from having some printed information on the practical necessities, like where to put trash (garbage), where to find buses, and any recommended local sights, restaurants and leisure activities. On this line, we would like to highly recommend the small travel agents OrgangeBlu www.orangeblu.it Telephone 0039 3279134584. They are on the main shopping street of Aci Trezza, near the school. Umberto, the manager, was most helpful and arranged a wonderful trip for us to Mt. Etna, followed by a memorable meal of typical Sicilian dishes and wine at vineyard.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Catania, Fontanarossa Airport at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Aci Trezza at 500 Metres Nearest Ferry : Catania (ferry from Napels) at 12 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Il Picciolo, Castiglione di Sicilia at 60 Kilometres Nearest Train : Catania at 12 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : San Gregorio at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Aci Trezza at 200 Metres Nearest Ski : Rifugio Sapienza at 20 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Catania at 15 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Acitrezza is an excellent base from which to explore Mount Etna and its surroundings. The villages of Etna, such as Trecastagni, Zafferana Etnea and Randazzo, are famous for their ancient lava flows, the architecture of their seventeenth century churches, their delicious local produce and the hospitality of the villagers. Situated 700 metres above sea level, they are a favourite retreat of the city dwellers who, in summer are in search of cool, fresh air, while in winter are in search of snow for skiing. Few people are aware that Etna is a popular location for skiers in winter. On some glorious days in winter, it’s even possible to ski the frozen slopes in the morning enjoying a wonderful panoramic view of the Mediterranean, and then, the same afternoon, go and sunbathe on the beaches below!

Prices and Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 2016/2017
10 Sep 2016 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2017 incl. WiFi
27 May 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Rate 2017 incl. WiFi
29 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2017 incl. WiFi
19 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Rate 2017 incl. WiFi
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2017 incl. WiFi
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2017 incl. WiFi
16 Sep 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates include use of air-conditioning, internet, private parking, linen, towels and final cleaning. There are no hidden extras.

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Updated: 04-Dec-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • resort


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 70 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed


  • Terrace


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

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