here silent reigns supreme, altitude 940 meters, on the slopes of Etna is our farmhouse.
Away from the road, immersed in an ancient hazelnut, (the name "Caraffara" draws his lines from a type of hazelnut) just a few miles away from the village of Sant'Alfio, Milo, Fornazzo and Linguaglossa, in the province of Catania, Sicily.
We welcome you into the 1800s lava stone ancient farmhouse, recently restored respecting the ancient traditions and the surrounding landscape. One of the cottage is dedicated to the guest rooms, four rooms plus an independent Superior Suite. These old farmhouse’s bedrooms accommodate one to four people.
All rooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, Wi-Fi, bed and bath linens. Our Dining room and all our bedrooms have disabled access.
In our large and comfortable dining room, food lovers can enjoy traditional homemade dishes paired with excellent wines of Etna and Italian breakfast with homemade jams and cakes. Food and wine lovers will also find the characteristic wine and enogastronomic route ( food route) of Etna, very interesting.
The dining room, with his rustic fireplace, was formerly the warehouse for drying the hazelnuts. The original “cannizzi” roof with original wooden trusses and spruce flooring retains the atmosphere of the past.
Guests can enjoy the view of the hazel grove and the sea from our large outdoor green area equipped with chairs, loungers and relaxation beds.
Our farmhouse is strategically located to the most beautiful destination in eastern Sicily. It is also the ideal place for the most exciting outdoor activities: Etna trekking, ski mountaineering, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking and horseback riding.
Beach lovers can enjoy the nearby seaside resort of Marina di Cottone in Fiumefreddo and the beautiful beaches of Taormina. History lovers will enjoy the Chestnut wood of the hundred horses and the beautiful gorges of Alcantera just few minutes away.
The farmhouse is located within:
15 minutes of the ski lifts and the excursion point for the ascent of the summit craters of Etna.
40 km from Catania and its International Airport
30 km from Taormina and the romantic “Isola Bella” island
100 km from Syracuse and the beautiful “Ortigia” Island