This charming mountain town is situated around 15 kilometres to the north of Catania, nestled in a snug location, 600 metres up on the slopes of the mighty Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. A stroll around Trecastagni offers a quaint insight into traditional life in the hills of Sicily – the town’s picturesque white-washed walls and red-roofed buildings gather around the iconic spire of the Chiesa Madre San Nicola, presiding over all from the top of the hill.
A stay in one of our Trecastagni villas offers excellent access to one of the most romantic and breath-taking regions of Sicily. With opportunities to explore Mount Etna and the traditional villages of the region, expect to enjoy crisp mountain air and fall in love with dazzling panoramic views that stretch all the way out to the vibrant blue of the Ionian Sea.
Trecastagni makes an ideal base for exploring Mount Etna. Visit the lava caves, discover the flora and fauna of the region, or tackle the challenging climb to the summit. Whether you are on foot or prefer to drive, guided tours are widely available to suit a variety of requirements. You can even choose to ride the cable car to the main crater or treat yourself and book a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter experience to see the region from a bird’s eye view.
This region of Sicily is certainly one for the foodies. Plenty of water from the high altitude slopes combined with the sunshine of Sicily’s southern region and the mineral-rich mountain soil has created a wonderfully fertile landscape, ideal for growing produce such as juicy plums, pears and an array of nuts.
Our self-catered villas in Trecastagni offer all the comforts of a home-away-from-home to make your stay in Sicily as comfortable as possible. With a selection of amenities ranging from babysitting to cooking services, our accommodation is designed to provide you with a holiday worth writing home about.
Check out the stunning Villa Timeo, a three-bedroom property perched on the south-eastern slope of Etna. Decorated elegantly throughout with simple, contemporary interiors, this villa is in an ideal situation to enjoy the best of Trecastagni as well as other places of interest on Sicily’s eastern coast.
From Trecastagni and Mount Etna, travellers might consider moving north to the notoriously beautiful Taormina with its panoramic views, ancient Greco-Roman amphitheatre and stunning beaches. Alternatively, travel south into Sicily’s Baroque country to visit the enchanting town of Ragusa, pictured right, or stick to the coast and head to Syracuse to explore the picturesque medieval streets of Ortygia Island and the countless treasures of the archaeological park.