1 bed Apartment in Italy
Rocco’s apartments are located in Sant’Anna, on the fascinating East coastline of Sicily between culturally rich Catania to the South and Taormina with its spectacular views to the north. It is also at the foot of Etna, Europe’s biggest active volcano. The apartments face on one side the unforgettable view of Etna and on the other side, just across the road, is the sea. Sant’Anna’s closest villages, only a few minutes on foot, are Riposto (the Port of Etna, with plenty of stylish yachts) and Giarre, and a nature reserve.
Prices between £85,000 - £120,000
There are three 1-Bedroom apartments for sale.
All the apartments, between 50 and 60 square meters, look out at Mount Etna, and one in particular faces it and has also a view of lemon groves. On the opposite side of the building, only the coast road separates you from the beach. The outdoor common green areas are carefully maintained.
They all have the benefit of an outdoor private car park space inside the complex next to a lemon grove, air conditioning units, balconies, granite staircase from the entrance door to the door of the flats, white ceramic tiled floors, wooden door frames and wooden shutters, double sofa beds, made to measure kitchens, extendable dining tables, and cupboards. Each flat sleeps 4-6 people. These apartments are ideal both as holiday homes and to live in.
This is on the ground floor. There is a large double bedroom (5.20 x 3.90m), kitchen/living room (4.20 x 2.80m), a small storage area (1.20 x 1.80m) and a bathroom with shower (1.80 x 2.75m). From both bedroom and living room there is a striking view of Etna. The apartment has a large balcony: 9.90m long on the kitchen side and 5.20m long along the bedroom. Price: £85,000
It is on the 1st floor and has a spacious kitchen/living room (6.20 x 4.60m) which leads to a balcony for dining al fresco, it has 2 sofa beds which sleep up to 4 if needed. A small hall leads to a double bedroom (4.40 x 3.50m), and a bathroom with shower (3,30 x 1.70m). Price: £110,000
It is also on the 1st floor, and it is very similar to apartment 2 with a kitchen/living room (6.10 x 4.70m), bigger hall connecting the rooms, the bedroom (3.70 x 3.10m) has a small balcony (4.70m long), and there is a small utility room (1.90 x 1.40m). This apartment has recently had new kitchen units fitted, 3,65 mt x 60cm. Price: £120,000
The apartments are easy to get to: fly to Catania, and then either drive for c.40 minutes towards Messina or take a train for 25 mins along the sea to Giarre-Riposto which is one of the main railway stations- Sant’Anna is a 15 minute walk from the station.
In Giarre and Riposto you will find markets, charming cafes, elegant shops, wine bars, and restaurants. There is a daily colourful fish market and at least 20 bakers some of which sell hot bread just emerging from the stone oven 3 or 4 times a day. There are little locally owned grocers as well as supermarkets.
Every Tuesday there is a market in Riposto and every Thursday one in Giarre. On Saturday go to the one in Giardini-Naxos if you are interested in antiques.
Every day there is also an extremely colourful and lively one in Catania and It is very easy to reach by train.
You can do water sports, boat trips, sailing, fishing, excursions, skiing down Etna, horse riding, trekking, mountain bike, walking, go karting, delta plane, microlite, biplane. There is also a golf course 20 minutes’ drive away (in Castiglione), and thermal baths (in Acireale and Ali` Terme). In Riposto and Giarre there are also a number of beauty centres.
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