Accommodation: Farmhouse 3* superior (5days/4nights)

The Tank is a restored an old winery of 1834 located in the municipality of Adrano in contrada Scolaro locations Cistern at the foot of Mount Etna – Heritage site – only 20 minutes from the main crater.Twenty hectares of land at 1,000 meters above sea level, among flourishing orchards and a magnificent forest of oaks and chestnut trees right in the heart of Etna. Its geographical location makes it the best starting point to quickly reach the most famous tourist resorts of eastern Sicily, but also the arrival point for those who are looking for attentive hospitality and genuine. The Tank is the ideal place for a relaxing holiday, the contact with nature, away from the smog and noise of everyday. The Tank has 4 apartments and 6 double bedrooms with 1 triple and 1 quadruple, equipped with every comfort: private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, mini-bar, TV and wi-fi in common areas.The property also features a beautiful outdoor pool (June to September) with several areas furnished with sun beds and umbrellas, free wi-fi, services, showers and bar where you can sip aperitifs excellent ice creams and sorbets, for the most small slides and swings, bowling alley, soccer field, parking.Possibility to book excursions to Mount Etna and visits to the main Sicilian resorts, also transfers to and from Catania’s Fontanarossa airport, car rental upon reservation.


Rates (from May to October) 8 days/7 nights

– RATE PER COUPLE € 980,00 B&b service+Brochures+ Health and luggage insurance+ car rental
RATE PER FAMILY – 4 PEOPLE( 2 adults 2 children 0-14 years ) € 1.534,00
B&b service+Brochures+ Health and luggage insurance+ car rental
RATE PER FAMILY – 3 PEOPLE( 2 adults 1 child 0-14 years ) € 1.260,00
B&b service+Brochures+ Health and luggage insurance+ car rental
RATE PER COUPLE – Half board service € 1.210,00
Brochures+ Health and luggage insurance+ car rental
RATE PER FAMILY – 4 PEOPLE (2 adults 2 children 0-14 anni )-Half board service € 1.850,00
Brochures+ Health and luggage insurance+ car rental
RATE PER FAMILY – 3 PEOPLE( 2 adults 1 child 0-14 years ) – Half board service € 1.535,00
Brochures+ Health and luggage insurance+ car rental
*** Single room supplement + € 20,00 per person, per night

***Prices may vary depending on the season.

***Car rental insurance –  This is an optional coverage item that can be invaluable. Rental reimbursement or extended transportation expenses coverage can pay for a rental car if your car is damaged in a covered accident and is out of service for longer than 24 hours. Without it, you can be forced to pay full-price for the rental car as opposed to a reduced insurance or shop rate.Optional coverages will add to your premium, but the cost is often affordable, depending on which insurance companies you get your quotes from.

WHAT TO SEE
CATANIA

Catania is Sicily’s second largest city. It lies on the Ionian Sea, under the shadow of Mount Etna, or “A Muntagna” as the locals refer to it. On several occasions volcanic eruptions destroyed the city, the most devastating of which happened in the 17th Century. In 1669 Catania was covered in lava and then, just 24 years later in 1693 an earthquake shook the town down to its foundations. The reaction to this latter catastrophe was amazing: the entire old part of town was rebuilt in Baroque style, with large, wide open squares and avenues. The most remarkable aspect, however, was the building material used: lava! Catania is essentially a “grey” city and unique in the world for this reason.


TAORMINA

Idyllicly perched on a rocky promontory high above the sea, Taormina has been the most popular tourist destination in Sicily for a couple of hundred of years, ever since it became an integral part of the Grand Tour. Taormina’s past is Sicily’s history in a microcosm: Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Swabians, the French and the Spanish all came, saw, conquered and left.Tauromenium, built on Monte Tauro, was founded by Andromacus at the behest of Dionysius the Tyrant of Syracuse in 392BC. Today, Taormina lives on tourism. Visitors flock from all over the world to see its Greek-Roman theatre, to amble along its perfectly preserved Mediaeval streets, to admire its dramatic views of Mount Etna and to immerse themselves in the archetypal Mediterranean atmosphere.The main attraction is, without doubt, the theatre. Originally quite small, it was enlarged by the Romans to accommodate their own particular brand of theatrical extravaganza. The views from the theatre are spectacular, taking in a (usually) smoking Mount Etna and the Bay of Naxos down below.

ETNA/ RIVIERA DEI CICLOPI


The Mount Etna, or “A Muntagna” as the locals refer to it. Mount Etna is ever-present and has to a large extent shaped both the history and the actual existence of Catania. On several occasions volcanic eruptions destroyed the city, the most devastating of which happened in the 17th Century.
Aci Castello is a small village on the Ionian coast of Sicily and known for its black Norman castle and picturesque square. The views from the castle, built of lava stones from Mount Etna, are spectacular.The castle was founded by the Normans in the second half of the eleventh century and is perched on the top of a volcanic rock.If you keep walking few kilometres north along the rugged coast you will encounter another fishing village. Aci Trezza is mainly known as the scene of the events in Giovanni Verga’s famous novel “Malavoglia”. The Faraglioni or Scogli dei Ciclopi (Rocks of the Cyclops) are, according to legend, huge pieces of lava rocks that the one-eyed giant Cyclops threw at Ulysses. Both villages are located at the most picturesque part of the coastline between Catania and Taormina.

INTERESTINGS THINGS TO DO

Wine and typical Sicilian product tasting

During the tour, tourist will assist the extraction of honey and taste the hive products.In the same building , in the rustic cellar guests are invited to taste the Etna wines and the excellent oils, obtained using the oldest production techniques; the typical preserves, treasure of the best Sicilian traditions, all in a scenic environment surrounded by a beautiful lava rock wall of 1792.
• Company visit: presentation, bees live and visit to the laboratory of honey extraction
• Honey tasting: to spoon, hive products, derivates and biscuits
• Wine tasting: (at least 3 wines) in small plastic cup
• Olives tasting: (5 types), sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, garlic, etc.
• Olive Oil tasting: Nocellara dell’Etna olive oil with wood baked bread
• Flavored Olive Oils: 8 different types with wood baked bread
• Pestos and Paté tasting: on wood baked bread
• Liqueurs tasting.
€ 10,00

A day together with the ceramist

This ceramic laboratory was set up by Barbaro Messina, a versatile and talented master ceramist who was driven by a unique passion for art, and for his land. This, combined with his own creativity, has remarkably changed the ceramic world. He was fascinated by the techniques used by ancient ceramists and in 1978 this stimulated him to look for innovative and multiple technical and stylistic solutions.During the 70’s, early production results from experimenting with the ancient forms of the lava stone of Mount Etna, glazing the slabs of lava stone, and allowing the use of a so noble material in unexpected fields.The creativity of Barbaro Messina and his ability to translate the images of the Etna landscape in forms have been rewarded with many prizes (Prix Coup de Coeur 1999 Expression Museum, Paris; entry in the Register REI of the Intangible Heritage of Sicily, 2005) as well as appreciation by the public. An authentic handcraft school was set up, forge of valid operators and artists.Since 2001 the laboratory has been directed by Vincenzo, Filippo and Rita Messina, Mr. Barbaro Messina’ sons, who carry forward the mission of the company, renewing its image and making it a real example of Made in Sicily to export around the world.

***The visit to the laboratory lasts 45 minutes and it costs € 5,00 p.p.
*** The visit + workshop lasts 4 hours and it costs € 35,00 p.p


Horse riding

At this equestrian center, you can learn basic riding rules such as saddling, feeding and looking after the horse. Few lessons in the arena will introduce beginners to equestrian sports and to trail rides on the Etna. As this Center is just in the middle of Etna Park, “U.N.E.S.C.O. heritage”, you can relax on horseback, enjoying the nature, such as woods, beautiful sky, and lava stones surrounding the Etna volcano. Riding all the year long, you can enjoy unforgettable and unique landscapes, even when covered with snow. Children, Adults and Families are welcome for wild trail Rides. According to our Center’s Equestrian Activities, Picnic, BBQ, Birthday’s Party, Open/farm day and Seasons Events, can be held on demand, for our Club Members, for their Families, for their Friends. You can also visit our “little farm” with donkeys, sheep and chickens, as well as our “handcraft wooden and lava stones laboratory”.

Qualified Instructors and skilled Staff will lead you to the lava cave “Grotta dell’angelo” through plots of land and holidays houses. The cave extends for 30 meters and it is 8 meters wide.

Italian, English, German and French spoken Staff
The price of the trail ride is € 45,00 p.p. 1.5 hours
and it includes:
• Horse riding
• Visit to the lava cave “ Grotta dell’angelo”
• Insurance

MontiRossi adventure park

Located in the evocative scenery of the pine forest of “Monti Rossi” in Nicolosi
Distance: 20km – 33 mins
Transfer + Ticket = € 15,00

Theme park Etnaland + Catania by night € 35,00

Etnaland is the island of possibilities where adults and kids alike can write its on story of fun.
There you have the possibility to follow a program; whether you feel a fearless hero or a fan of amusement, you will be able to follow your dream and write the story you like the best!
Distance: 29 Km – 36 mins

EtnAvventura Park


Distance : 15Km – 32 minuti
€15,00

Astronomical Observatory
Distance : 24 Km -40 minuti
€10,00

Sapienza refuge


Distance : 28 Km – 44 minuti
€ 10,00


Catania by night : € 20,00

Catania offers a weather and some resources that make it desirable in each period of the year, during the spring and during the autumn, the citrus groves are in flower and this spectacle is really charming, during the summer you can choose between the hot temperature of the beach and the cool one of the mountain. Some hours after the sunset. Catania changes its aspect. The lights switch on and everybody is attracted by a walk through the centre’s streets. An experience that gives you a great happiness. You have to desire of wandering about the city, of watching of sitting for drinking a beer or listening to a group that plays in the colud of smoke of a night-club. The weather of the night is mild and you can walk waiting for the dawn. During the night Catania gives you “the emotion” of living the historical centre; with 120 pubs there is always the right place for everybody: music, the poetry, the exhibitions and the parties are some of the activities offered by Catania, it is very difficult to be bored.

During summer the tables and the chairs are on the streets, on the corners; and they offer rest, coolness and good music the cafè chantant is the heart of catania’s summer. Here you can listen to lots of different types of music: piano-bar, jazz, pop rock, reggae, ethnical an symphonic, and at the same time you taste a lemon or almond “granita” (crushed-ice drink) and satisfy your thirst. Absolutely to see is the “catanese summer”, festivals, concerts, shows on the beach, and many other reasons to love Catania nights and day, during the all summer time.

Nature Trails suggested

Italia path – Alpine path of Etna volcano
Nature Trail – Monte Nero degli Zappini
Italia path – Pietracannone refuge, Cubania pine forest

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