Casa Rosa is the right choice to discover the eastern coast of Sicily!
Why? because during the day you can visit different hystorical or naturalistic places in only 20 or 45 minutes and at the end of the day relax yourself in our beautiful terrace looking on an incredible panorama.
10-15 minutes: Sant’Alfio, Castagno dei 100 cavalli.
Sant’Alfio is a little and quiet town, with an intersting church and some bars and restaurants. There is the largest and oldest known chestnut tree in the world, only 8 km (5 miles) from the mountain’s crate. Visit it!
20 minutes: swimming in Fiumefreddo!
From May to July it is possible to go swimming in clean,transparent waters and enjoy the long beach that stretches from Riposto to Taormina.The beach is very crowded in the month of August.
30 minutes: Taormina.
Few words to describe how magical and interesting Taormina is. Picturesque alleys,the Greek theatre with a breath-taking view, bars and restaurants. A lot of luxury boutiques and good Discos.
For a day on the beach you can decide to go to Mazzeo or Letojanni or ….ask me and I’ll give you the names of some unexplored beaches.
35 minutes: Etna , the top of the volcano.
Here you have a wide choice,as there are many naturalistic opportunities and sundry paths to follow.
You can decide to visit one side of the mountain: Piano Provenzana, or the other part: Rifugio Sapienza. Walking up and down lava dunes and lunar landscapes and explore lava caves and tunnels (Crateri Silvestri).
But if the volcano should be active at the time of your stay, we highly recommend an evening off road tour to Valle del Bove. Rumbling, thundering, enormous lava fountains shooting into the air, flowing down the slopes of the crater in red-glowing stream.
30-40 minutes: wine tasting and golfing.
You need a relaxing day? The right choice is eating and drinking in one of the most famouse wineries there are in Sicily. There is also a good golf course near Castiglione di Sicilia “Il Picciolo Golf”, the oldest golf course in Sicily. Visit Castiglione di Sicilia for its beautiful medieval town center and breathtaking views. This is a great day’s outing. Have fun!
20 minutes: Circumetnea
Take this small train ( constructed in 1889) that runs around the volcano’s base for 114 km . It takes three and a half hours. Take it in Riposto, you will be impressed by beautiful view of the volcano.
35 minutes Catania.
My city, the baroque city, churches and historical monuments, typical market places and a lot of bars and restaurants.
The city is full of attractions, offering historic and artistic wonders for everyone.