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Casa Dogana Vecchia, Country House Between Catania and Taormina

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3 bedrooms, Internet
3 bedrooms, Internet

Overview of Casa Dogana Vecchia, Country House Between Catania and Taormina

Casa Dogana Vecchia, Country House Between Catania and Taormina

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms4 bathroomsSleeps 9

Popular amenities

  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPorto dell' Etna10 min drive
  • Popular LocationTorre Archirafi Beach12 min drive
  • Popular LocationAdventure Park Etna24 min drive
  • AirportCatania (CTA-Fontanarossa)40 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 9
2691 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bedroom 3
    1 double bed
    1 single bed
Common area
    2 sofa beds
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Casa Dogana Vecchia, Country House Between Catania and Taormina

Family-friendly holiday home in Giarre
A charming country house built in the late nineteenth century, surrounded by lemon trees: enchanted place where you can enjoy the breathtaking panorama suspended between the sea and the volcano.
Located in the ancient wine cellar, this warm and welcoming house, has been furnished recovering and rearranging furniture and objects typical of the country tradition.
The accommodation consists of an open space of about 70 square meters with a large living area, a well-equipped kitchenette, a mezzanine with double bed, a bathroom with shower and a dressing room.
Outside, a large patio Aeolian style overlooking the Ionian Sea, is the ideal place to spend endless hours of relaxation comforted by the scents of the nearby citrus grove and the muffled sounds of the surrounding countryside.
The owners, who live in the adjacent house, are available to support you during your stay with cooking classes, breakfast basket and jeep tours to discover the most fascinating and least known places of the island.
The property is for rent within the meaning of Italian Law n. 438/1998.
Rooms open to patios. Bathrooms include a shower and bidets.

Property manager

Novae Dimore

Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • Car required


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sofa bed


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Bidet

Outdoor areas

  • Patio


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Winery tours nearby


  • Sleeps 9
  • Unit size: 2691 sq ft (250 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events are allowed on site

We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Casa Dogana Vecchia Country House Between Catania Taormina
Casa Dogana Vecchia Country House Between Catania Taormina
Casa Dogana Vecchia Country House Between Catania Taormina

About this area


Located in Giarre, this holiday home is in a rural area and by the sea. Via Etnea and Palazzo Musmeci are local landmarks, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit I Portali Shopping Centre and Le Zagare Shopping Center. Travelling with kids? Consider Hundred Horse Chestnut Tree and Adventure Park Etna. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including winery tours.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Timpa Natural Reserve - 9 min drive
  • Porto dell' Etna - 10 min drive
  • Torre Archirafi Beach - 12 min drive
  • Adventure Park Etna - 24 min drive
  • Etna Park Visitor Center - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Guardia Mangano Santa Venerina Station - 5 min drive
  • Catania (CTA-Fontanarossa) - 40 min drive


  • Le Serre - 13 min walk
  • Novecento - 8 min drive
  • La Tavernetta - 8 min drive
  • Bella Napoli 2.0 - 8 min drive
  • La Mansarda - 8 min drive

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5/5 Excellent

Charming Home Base in eastern Sicily
This is the epitome of a wonderful place to stay and base your visit to eastern Sicily. Luigi and his wife have taken great care in furnishing this charming home – using all first class linens, dishes, glassware and pots and pans. Where some will use a mish mash of left over items it is clear that Luigi has taken care and thought in furnishing this home. The view of the sea and Mt. Etna is spectacular; you can pick fresh lemons from the trees right outside your patio and enjoy the quiet of the countryside while being well within driving distance of all the sights. Luigi loaned us his GPS that he had loaded with the most direct route to Mt. Etna, Tourmina and Syracuse as well at the best place to get brioche and granita. Luigi was available to give us insight into the area and we took advantage of the offer to provide a welcome basket (we made a great pasta diner from the basket) and breakfast basket (we hardly need to buy anything else), we also drank the wine from his vineyard every night as well as his lemoncello. And if needed there is a huge grocery store within 2 km from the house. The only draw back is that it is located on a remote and unpaved road so we did not feel comfortable coming back after night. This was compensated for by eating a larger lunch and cooking dinner at “home” using the well stocked cooking utensils and dinner ware so we never felt we were at a disadvantage. This is a wonderful part of Sicily with many historical spots to see – Mt. Etna, Piazza Armenia, Syracuse, Noto, Tourmaina are all were well worth the visit. We appreciate Luigi’s hospitality and would unreservedly recommend this charming place in the countryside.

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful country design house in rural Sicily
This place is so wonderful that I almost don't want to write the review so it can stay our little secret! As you can see from the photographs the house has been carefully designed by the couple who live next door. The kitchen, house and bathroom already has everything you would want for a stay and is set up very well for self catering, we ate in every night we were there and had breakfast sat outside every morning which was lovely. The hosts are warm and friendly, there when you need them but also allowing you to get on with your holiday. Thank you Luigi and Perla for being such lovely hosts. The house is located in a semi rural location (you would need a car) but is very well located for exploring Etna and the coast. I really could not recommend this place more!

5/5 Excellent

Nice house. Thanks to Luigi for his help and advice
Beautiful view

5/5 Excellent

Tolle, schöne rustikale Unterkunft
Kommen gerne wieder, ausgesprochen freundliche Vermieter, man wohnt in einem kleinen Gesamtkunstwerk, alles liebevoll hergerichtet.

5/5 Excellent

Super Unterkunft / awesome flat
Wohnung war genau wie beschrieben, etwas abseits, sehr ruhig, gute Einkaufs- und Ausflugsmöglichkeiten in der Nähe, netter und hilfsbereiter Vermieter. Die Wohnung ist auf jeden Fall zu empfehlen!! Thank you for the great time, Luigi!!