La Casa di Pippinitto

Santa Venerina, Catania
Bed & Breakfast


An organic farm near coast, village and Etna – super for families, done in simple good taste. Laze in the hammock, visit the coast...

Bedroom

6 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 - 4

The
Experience

The farm is small, delightful and organic, the coast is a short drive, and you can walk to simple cafés, restaurant and museum. But the star here is Europe’s largest active volcano… there are great views of Mount Etna from the orchard. Come for organised treks to the crater, skiing in winter, walking the rest of the year. Back at the farm is Cesare, generous and delightful. His wife is a teacher; the family is multi-lingual and well-travelled. This is a lovely set up for a family stay, with gardens to run around in, hammocks slung between walnut trees, a guest kitchen in which to rustle up a meal, and two friendly labs to chase. You can also self-cater, in the characterful old casita dedicated to Pippinitto, the farmer who once lived here with his family and donkey. Expect new mattresses and good linen, en suite showers, wood-burning stoves; the décor, complimented by chunky country beams and old terracotta, is simple, modern and comfortable throughout. As you’d expect, Cesare’s breakfasts are plentiful and delicious – warm rolls, yogurts, home-grown fruits, cakes and jams – served at small wooden tables in a lovely airy room.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay 2 nights.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Restaurants in village.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €80
1 Cottage for 2
From €80
3 Family rooms for 3
From €80
1 Cottage for 4
From €80

Reviews

Arriving three hours late owing to a flight diversion caused by bad weather, Cesare proved to be an excellent host and did everything he could to make our stay enjoyable, even offering to meet us in the town to escort us to his B & B Breakfasts were excellent and the location ideal for visiting the local attractions. Well up to Sawday standard.

Duncan

Restful, beautiful, well run, and welcoming. Would recommend for short or long stay. Breakfasts amazing. Off beaten track but easy to reach other areas from, and close to airport.will definitely choose to stay again.lovely location, on beautiful farm, very peaceful . Owner always on hand to help but not intrusive. Ten out of ten!

Kay

La Casa di Pippinitto is indeed a delightful place! Our stay was for just two days in April 2016, but it was a real treat, as Cesare is a wonderful host. The farm is easy to get to - less than an hour from Catania airport. The setting is quiet and peaceful, with the orchard bursting with citrus and all kinds of nuts. Breakfast was fresh, tasty and plentiful. Dinner was great too, with Cesare using local produce to whip up a generous and varied vegetarian meal for us.

Sriram, Bath

Peaceful and tranquil setting with fantastic views of Etna from the orchard. The warm and relaxed welcome set the tone for the rest of our stay. The location seems off the beaten track at first, but it's within easy access to all the main routes. The owner (Cesare) is happy to share his great knowledge of the area to help you plan your stay. And the breakfasts are gorgeous! Definitely a place we'd come back to.

Diane

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Location

The neighbourhood