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Laid Back Etna in Autumn

Private villas within luxury hotels have been the scenery for many of our itineraries over the years.

Needless to say, they are now becoming a favourite way of travel as they ensure you gather with your group of friends and family in own private space.

From one-bedroom villas to spacious stays for families and groups and from villas with self-catering facilities to small pool villas for two, you’ll combine the benefits of hotel service and access to fantastic facilities with the intimacy of your own villa

LAID BACK ETNA

Spend four nights cosying up in a fabulous retreat on Mt Etna, sipping some of Italy’s most unique natural wines. Volcano hikes, autumn magic colours, the best 0KM food and horseback adventures on black lava fields.

Your Etna retreat is a 19th-century villa spectacularly situated on a 60-acre organic farm and dotted with secluded maison and suites. Check-in into your pool suite and get ready to bathe in your own private outdoor pool. Take a walk or a bike ride around the property before dining on the restaurant’s fabulous KM0 menu. Look through the wine list as it features some of the most exciting natural wines of Mount Etna. 

Breakfast is a serious business here, and after a generous amount of home-made food head off to climb the highest active volcano in Europe. Guided by our alpine and volcanologist guide you’ll get to 2500 m. asl by the cable car and then continue by special 4WD vehicles. Take a short memorable trek before going to a historical winery for a well deserved lunch. Or opt for an easy and awe-inspiring trek over the lava field of the longest lasting recent Etna eruption which thankfully stopped at just 700 mt from the village of Zafferana.

Spend the afternoon reading poolside and tonight head to a SLOW FOOD trattoria to sample their epic tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms and other autumn treats. 

WORLD-CLASS WINERIES

There must be something very special about this land if today is one of the most intriguing wine regions in Europe and cool winemakers from Italy and Europe have come here to make wine.

After a leisurely morning, we’ve arranged today a private lunch in a boutique winery accompanied by a tasting of the company’s Crus. And it’s just the beginning. You’ll head then to the most visionary among the pioneers of natural Etna wines, Frank Cornelissen.

The choice is yours tonight, head to Taormina for a lovely walk, a scenic sundowner and a superb dinner. Or let you guide whisk you away on a gastronomic adventure to explore Catania’s street food and nightlife scene.

On your final day unwind in the pool or add a twist to your getaway and ride on horseback over the edge of an ancient volcanic cone. Ride past Etna’s woods, orchards and vineyards, to reach the closest you might ever come to riding a horse on the surface of the moon.

After dinner toast your trip with an Italian grappa or a local liqueur at the cosy bar on property where the fireplace is lit on autumn evenings and the music is excellent.

THIS IS THE ESCAPE FOR YOU IF

Good life and an exciting food and wine scene sounds good to you.

Time to chill out and time for some memorable activities is your pace of travel

You can’t wait to shoot spectacular photos. Autumn colours and volcanic landscape make an idyllic combination.

The present itinerary and the suggested accommodation are just examples to give you an idea of what your customised trip may look like. Get in touch for our portfolio of luxury hotels offering beautiful independent villas within the property.

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when to go

Sep-Nov

transport style

Private Driver / Self-drive

length

4 nights

with WHOM

Couple/Family/Friends

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where will you stay

MONACI DELLE TERRE NERE

A 19th-century villa spectacularly situated on a 60-acre organic farm, Monaci delle Terre Nere has been multi-awarded as one of the best new boutique hotels in the world. Opened in 2012 with 8 rooms in the manor house, the estate is now dotted with secluded maison and suites. From the Estate Suites scattered over the natural terraces of the estate to the large Pool Villas these rooms are ideal for guests looking for privacy and plenty of space inside and outdoors in the large private garden with glorious scenery and panoramic views.

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About BUYOUTS & HOTELS WITH VILLAS Way of Travel

BUYOUTS

Buyouts of entire small boutique properties gives you the amenities and services of the hotel and a safe get-together with your close friends.

From a week-long family reunion in Noto countryside to a weekend escape in a wine hotel, get in touch for our favourite small properties that you can buy out in their entirety and take over with friends for the holidays.

SICILY’S BEST HOTEL VILLAS

Private villas within luxury hotels have been the scenery for many of our itineraries over the years.

Needless to say, they are now becoming a favourite way of travel as they ensure you gather with your group of friends and family in own private space.

From one-bedroom villas to spacious stays for families and groups and from villas with self-catering facilities to small pool villas for two, you’ll combine the benefits of hotel service and access to fantastic facilities with the intimacy of your own villa.

Get in touch for our portfolio of luxury hotels offering beautiful independent villas within the property.

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