The villa is located in Mulberry Montargano, on the edge of the Etna park, about 800 m s. L.M., close to the most beautiful trails of the park, a UNESCO heritage, with its skiing and hiking trails. Just 14Km, the sea with the lido.
The house is strategically located in a populated area of the park, quiet and scenic surroundings, just a few kilometers from Puntalazzo, home to the market and the grocery stores.
The property is founded on solid basalt rock, rich in titanium and aluminum oxide, originated by the eruption of 1030, not far from the crater extinct which in 1651 became the father of the skiing Scorciavacca. The area is a short walk from where San Leonardo miraculously stopped the eruption of 1865 and on the ancient Norman road, still visible, which connected the town of Riposto to the Shrine of Vena (monastery of St. Andrew).
The villa, silent witness of the history of the island, is immersed in the silence of the trees; does a great and wonderful olive from watchman planted in 1816, year in which Ferdinand I was crowned and began the Bourbon kingdom of the Two Sicilies. The building is organized around a large mulberry tree, also centenary, from the time of Ferdinand II, when the Eastern Sicily was one of the most important areas of silk production in Europe; the tree, along with the lives and hazelnut, was livelihood and means of the villa. .
In the quiet playground, to keep company to the children, not surprisingly, is a wonderful example of minicucco (bacolaro, celtis Etnensis) planted around 1865 in memory to the party for the miracle of San Leonardo: the patron saint, in that ' opportunity, granted to the people gathered in prayer for the stopping of the magma river, which was to cover the country of Mascali. In early autumn its green berries darken and become delicious, good to be sucked like candy; the hardest stones were used in games by the children of the time as projectiles into straw blowpipes.
From the pool of water, salt so as not to generate allergies and keep your tan, sitting on the bench of the hydromassage, you can admire the majestic form of Mount Etna, framed by oak trees; between them, stands a sample of over two hundred years, grown into one of the slits of ancient lava rock.
In summer, when the heat suffocates Sicily, you can enjoy the cool shimmer of the moon on the Ionian sea, lying in the shade of the Camellias, in the top of the villa terrace.
A real paradise where you can find themselves in contact with nature and with the sweet scented air from the broom, while the kids are swimming in the pool and playing peacefully in the park.
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