Villa Rosa is an old town house with different sizes/types of rooms at different prices so it is good to telephone Alberto first to find out what there is. He speaks excellent English. He also has another B&B on a vineyard out of the town
We had the huge room on the top attic floor with its own private and wonderful roof garden with view of Etna. The room is where Alberto lived when he stayed there. His parents also live there. The room has 1 double and 2 single beds and a cot. There is comfortable seating and also a table with 4 chairs. It was all very comfortable. The bathroom is well equipped with an excellent shower and there is a fridge. There is a telly and excellent wifi. Breakfast was quite wonderful. It is served in the parent’s dining room and there is everything to eat that one could possible want. We chose to have fruit juice and lovely fresh bread rolls with butter and local orange blossom honey, huge pastries that Alberto called sugar bombs, and almond biscuits, chocolate truffles and fresh fruit. There was also cheese and meat and yogurt etc. Alberto’s Mama made us fresh coffee or tea. It was a feast.
Alberto, who spent several years working in London, has information to help with everything.
His friend Giuseppe at Refuge Citelli advised us how to explore Mount Sartorius - an old Etna eruption. His friend Serjo took us out in his 4x4 on a paid tour around some other old Etna eruptions. We followed Alberto’s guidance and ate our first Sicilian pizza (deep fried pizza) in in the café called Donna Peppina - where it was invented - delicious - a fat bomb!
Thank-you Alberto and your parents – we did not want to leave
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- VILLA ROSA is located in the historical centre of the village of Zafferana Etnea (Sicily). This quiet, picturesque village set on the slopes of Mt.Etna overlooks the Ionian coast offering a beautiful panorama from the famous resort of Taormina all the way down to the Calabrian coast.Enjoy one of the most stunning areas of Sicily in a comfortable, authentic Sicilian dwelling built in the early 1920s. Excellent advice and guidance on the attractions of this unique area and its particular traditions are available from the proprietor of Villa Rosa who speaks English due to his previous professional career in London. Expect a comfortable bed and a freshly prepared Sicilian breakfast. Female members of this Sicilian family are also willing to provide recipes and instruction for the preparation of traditional dishes. Seasonal close between november 15th and march 15th. ... more less
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