Farm Holidays Sicily Province of Catania Sant'Alfio Cirasellaetna


Country House
via Trisciala, 13 - Sant'Alfio (CT) - Area: hills
Codice identificativo: 19087046B501834
Farmhouse in Etna Park
Cirasellaetna to welcome our guests stay in a lava stone farmhouse surrounded by high trees. The view of the top of the volcano and the sea through woods and orchards helps make this place peaceful and spectacular.

Cirasellaetna is the ideal starting point for visiting the summit craters of Etna or such surrounding tourist places of great interest as Taormina and Syracuse.

Cirasellaetna is also home to a cultural center that holds classes for adults and children on Yoga, ecology and organic farming.

Our guests stay in a cottage in lava stone from the mid-19th century, completely renovated. Born as a house of the families of farmers it was partly used for storage of fruit, cereals and oil, "millstone", or place of production and storage of wine, accommodation for the few heads of animals using the simple life of those times.

There were created 4 comfortable rooms each with independent entrance and bathroom, of course, fresh, perfectly furnished, heated in cold weather. In total there are 13 beds.

There are three possible forms of acceptance that can be agreed upon on a daily basis:
night and breakfast
half board (breakfast and one main meal)
full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Rooms and Rates
  • Restaurant
  • Ideal for trekking
  • Near cycle paths
  • Farm with animals
  • Sale of typical products
  • Disabled Access
  • Pets Allowed
  • Historic House
  • Romantic Atmosphere
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Free Wifi
  • Family
  • Business
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Smoke Friendly
  • Charm
Declared by the Innkeeper

Various information

  • Disabled Access
  • Pets allowed (Divieto di ingresso nella sala da pranzo. Gratis se non arrecano danni. Pulizia supplementare a pagamento)
  • Smoking allowed
  • Parking
  • English speaker

House features

  • Historic house
  • 19th century house
  • Recently restored house
  • Sharing areas available for guests
  • Panoramic location
  • Insured house

Air conditioning and heating systems of the house

  • Certified systems
  • Heating systems
  • Double glazing or solar panels

Electric system

  • Certified systems
  • Emergency lights or fire exit directions

Services of the house

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Access for the disabled
  • Garage / parking

Facilities and services

  • Children games / babysitting
  • Laundry
  • Bicycle, boat, horses / sports equipment
  • Pets allowed

Location and surroundings

  • Panoramic view
  • Archeologic area / near monuments
  • Near (within 45 mins) train station / airport / port

Number of rooms

  • Total number of rooms: 4
  • Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite): 4

Size of rooms

  • Between 14 and 20 sqm

Bathroom facilities

  • Bathrooms restored in the last 5 years
  • Hair dryer
  • Monodose products

Room facilities

  • Children bed
  • Mirror or luggage case
  • Internet connection or telephone


  • Historic furniture
  • Terrace / balcony
  • Desk / table and chairs

Cleaning services

  • Every 3 other days


  • Guides / maps / books available
  • Local events calendar
  • Guestbook
  • Presents
  • Shuttle service

Holiday themes - the place

  • Mountain

Holiday themes - town size

  • Village - under 5000 in.

Holiday themes - area features

  • Near monuments
  • Arts or archeologic area
  • Cultural events and arts exhibitions
  • Wine and food attractions area
  • Local crafts
  • Located in country side or nature reserves
  • Near sports facilities
  • Gardens and landscapes
  • Near ski facilities

Holiday themes - house features

  • Historic house
  • Charm
  • Garden
  • Family
  • Business
  • Romantic atmosphere
Guests in this venue liked:
  • abundant breakfast
  • spectacular view
  • cheap
  • charming property
  • near a ski resort
Very good
9.2 / 10

23 reviews 4_5

Overall Rating
23 reviews
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
We stayed two nights at Laura and Giuseppe's CirasellaEtna. It is a perfect calm hideaway, surrounded by lush nature and a great starting point to explore the Mount Etna region. At night, you hear nothing but the wind in the trees and get woken up by birdsong. There is a special feel about the place that makes one relax immediately. Laura is a great host and a very good cook who uses what she has in her environment to come up with very tasty typical Sicilian dishes. Everyone eats together at a large table, which is great as it means meeting people and making the holiday feel more inclusive. Breakfast included homemade yogurt, marmalade, eggs, fruit, and so much more it left nothing to be desired. Dinner was a three-course meal plus side dishes and freshly baked cake accompanied by wine. I recommend it to anyone who wants to be in a natural environment, explore the great surroundings of Mt. Etna, and eat well after a day out and about.
stayed from 05/16/2024 to 05/18/2024
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
We are a group of 6 adults, staying in the property the night before going to Etna. The dinner and the breakfast were excellent, cuisine totally authentic Sicilian, accommodation authentically rural. Very friendly hosts, ideal location for our needs. The vibe of Etna in the air. The best agriturismo I have ever been.
stayed from 04/21/2024 to 04/22/2024
The answer from the host:
Vi ringraziamo di cuore!
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
We loved our stay as a family here - a very relaxing experience, a nice big garden to explore, friendly owner and the best food. Great base for exploring the Etna and surroundings.
stayed from 04/28/2023 to 05/01/2023
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Laura and Giuseppe were wonderful hosts. Their renovation of an old winery sire is amazing! We had a wonderful, traditional Sicilian dinner the first night, and breakfast had so much of everything good, we could hardly walk! The area around CirasellaEtna had so much to explore, from lava tunnels and craters, to beautiful forsts and winery visits. We had a great couple days!
stayed from 09/25/2022 to 09/27/2022
eerk and dorothé
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Summary: one of the best ever locations in Italy, with perfect food and warmest hospitality ever. Sicily has been on our wish list for years. Our choice to stay at La Cirasella, 1. 000 m up the Etna slopes, greatly added to the indeed great experience the island turned out to be. The warm welcome already started during booking. Where Laura went out of her way to provide near instant help with all our questions. When arriving at 9 pm we were invited to the main dining table to find a wide variety of delicious dishes set out for our first of many great diners. Each morning we and the other guests were amazed at the assortment of delicious, often home cooked and healthy breakfast dishes. Indeed the nicest start of yet another day of walking the Etna slopes, visiting historic towns and strolling on the beaches. And of course enjoying Italian ice cream: -) Tip: try pistachio ice, you'll want to take a big box home with you.. La Cirasella is located in the Etna national park and a great start, some right out of the gate, for walks on the lava flows and near moonlike landscapes. From our quiet and relaxing apartment the cities of Taormina, Giarre, Catania and many idyllic small mountain towns were within easy reach. A nice bonus to all this are the warm and energetic patrons Laura and Pippo. With Laura we had nice talks over (did I say delicious already?) diner and breakfast. To us a great touch is having our meals at one big table with the other guests. We learned about Malta from our neighbours and had chats about all kinds of small and big topics. We can advice all readers looking for a place to stay in beautiful Sicily to at least check out La Cirasella as an option. You will not regret it one minute! Cordiali saluti, Eerk Hofmeester and Dorothé Verhoeven the Netherlands.
stayed from 04/26/2017 to 05/05/2017
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 9 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
A very nice and friendly place, surrounded by great nature.
stayed from 04/22/2014 to 04/24/2014
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
The place was very lovely, very nice location of you want to see Etna, owners are fantastic! And they make the best food we ate in Sicily.
stayed from 10/16/2013 to 10/17/2013
Property: 6 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 4 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 5 | Breakfast: 8
The property is very good and close to Etna. The apartment is old but has everything you need. In the evening, the friendly owner Giuseppe came to light the fireplace. Unfortunately, the owner Laura was very uninterested and not at all hospitable. The common room was constantly locked and the WiFi, which only worked there, was repeatedly turned off. There was no phone signal on the property, making planning difficult. Unfortunately, we did not feel welcome at all by her.
stayed from 05/20/2024 to 05/22/2024
The answer from the host:
Buongiorno, la famiglia in questione è venuta fuori orario di check in, alle 14, giorno di pioggia, (sottoscritta con la febbre, sola in casa), li ho accolti normalmente, ho offerto il caffè, ho disegnato la mappa dei luoghi di interesse intorno. Ho dato la password del wifi, porta salone aperta, luci, stanza da letto consegnata...L'indomani hanno voluto la colazione fuori orario e l'hanno avuta. Gli ospiti hanno le chiavi, entrano ed escono quando vogliono. Quando non c'è nessuno in casa (e non mi hanno detto cosa volevano fare, sono usciti per cenare) chiudiamo la porta del soggiorno, sono venuti a cercarmi e l'ho aperta...mio marito è tornato la sera e ha acceso la stufa per loro...insomma noi abbiamo fatto più del normale e non ci aspettavamo questa recensione di insulti e falsità, Vorremmo che fosse rimossa, se no dovrò dichiarare che hanno mentito, non hanno rispettato le regole della casa e sono stati serviti lo stesso, e in definitiva avevano "problemi personali" incluso il maltempo che comunque non dipende da noi Grazie.
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 10
Very nice farmhouse run with love, you find peace and the splendid view of Mount Etna.
stayed from 09/29/2020 to 09/30/2020
The answer from the host:
Herzlichen Dank, dass Sie unser Gastfreundschaft-Angebot genossen haben, Auch für uns war es ein grosses Vergnügen – freundliche Grüsse von Giuseppe und Laura.
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Absolut empfehlenswerte Unterkunft, Laura und Giuseppe sind zwei sehr liebenswerte Gastgeber, die Unterkunft ist in perfekter Lage für natur- und ruhesuchende Menschen und idealer Ausgang für Wanderungen in der Ätnaregion. Besonders hervorzuheben ist Lauras Kochkunst, das Abendessen war täglich ein Erlebnis. Nicht zu vergessen ein Spaziergang durch den alten Obstgarten mit phantastischem Blick auf den Ätna.
stayed from 09/02/2016 to 09/05/2016
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 9 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 9
A rustic accommodation but very recommendable. Good service and customer attention.
stayed from 03/23/2024 to 03/25/2024
The answer from the host:
Grazie di cuore, è stato un vero piacere conoscere la vostra bella famiglia
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Farmhouse on Etna managed by Laura and Giuseppe with the typical Sicilian hospitality - We became part of their family. Laura really pampered us with her exceptional cuisine, Giuseppe with his stories. Highly recommended for those who want to experience nature and the most authentic Sicily, for those who want to slow down the frenetic pace that overwhelms daily life.
stayed from 12/30/2023 to 01/02/2024
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 7 | Host: 9 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 10
giovanni rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 11/25/2023 to 11/26/2023
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
A corner of paradise, immersed in a splendid reserve. Laura and Pippo are two helpful and interesting people, with whom you absolutely must have a chat. The location is great and the owners know how to give very useful advice on what to see in the surroundings. The breakfast is a dream, and for dinner there are no words to describe all the abundant delicacies that the owners prepare. \nA place to return to, as soon as possible.
stayed from 04/28/2023 to 04/29/2023
The answer from the host:
Siamo veramente lusingato e grati, ringraziamo per avere accettato così di buon grado! Vi aspettiamo ancora!
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
The informal and authentic welcome, the sense of discreet hospitality of the hosts, the silence and peace of the neighboring woods, the good and genuine food, characterized by always different dishes, make this structure a truly magical place that made our vacation special! The hosts are deep connoisseurs of Etna and all the surrounding realities and spontaneously create simple maps with the aim of "guiding" travelers and hikers to discover the places of the volcano, from the simplest excursions to the more adventurous ones. The structure is indeed located in a strategic starting point for the various Etna itineraries or even for excursions in the nearby sea areas, including the splendid Taormina.
stayed from 08/13/2022 to 08/17/2022
The answer from the host:
Grazie di cuore
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 8 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 7
Quiet and welcoming place immersed in greenery and close to trails that can also be done on foot. Rest and relaxation assured. We will be back.
stayed from 08/12/2022 to 08/15/2022
The answer from the host:
grazie mille per la recensione, come avremmo potuto soddisfare al meglio le vostre aspettative riguardo alla prima colazione? Grazie anche per questa risposta. Felice continuazione- Laura
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 9 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 7 | Breakfast: 7
The property and the garden of the CirasellaEtna property are fantastic, even dinner was delicious!
stayed from 06/19/2021 to 06/23/2021
The answer from the host:
Grazie di cuore, per favore dateci consigli per migliorare i servizi e la prima colazione, ne terremo conto grazie ancora!
Property: 7 | Cleaning: 7 | Host: 9 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 8
We were very well received by the managers who also had a special consideration for our four-legged friends. Friendly and courteous without affectation, they provided us with all the valuable information to carry out our excursions on Etna. Good breakfast as well as dinner with local products mainly grown on the farm and well cooked. A fundamentally spartan and essential structure with the true country flavor, just as we were looking for. We immediately felt at home thanks to the welcoming attention offered by the owners, wife Laura and husband Giuseppe, towards the relationships with their guests. Beautiful estate with a fantastic location right under the volcano.
stayed from 09/25/2020 to 09/27/2020
The answer from the host:
Grazie di cuore per avere accolto la nostra semplice e genuina ospitalità con benevolenza e gentilezza. Grazie anche per la recensione. Arrivederci!
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 10
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stayed from 09/08/2020 to 09/10/2020
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 9 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
How not to fall in love with the Cirasella Etna farmhouse. There we found peace, relaxation, good food prepared with love and precision. The nature surrounding the cozy rustic structure and the blend of wisdom and friendliness of the owners Laura and Giuseppe are decisive factors in stating that it is a farmhouse to return to.
stayed from 08/04/2020 to 08/08/2020
The answer from the host:
Gentilissima ringraziamo sentitamente, noi facciamo solo del nostro meglio e il resto lo fanno gli ospiti apprezzando la sincerità della nostra offerta. A ben rivederci.
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 10
Warm greetings from Giovanni and Emilia, and also from Nico and Leo (our furry "kids"). We had a great time, ate very well, and relaxed a lot. Beautiful place, surrounded by greenery in contact with nature.
stayed from 03/31/2019 to 04/01/2019
The answer from the host:
Cari Giovanni ed Emilia, vi ringraziamo di cuorte della simpatia e delle belle lusinghere parole con cui avete descritto la vostra vacanza alla Cirasellaetna. Lavoriamo con soddisfazione quando i nostri clienti sono soddisfatti. Arrivederci! Giuseppe e Laura.
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 9
Laura e suo marito, padroni di casa, cordiali, disponibili, simpatici, struttura ben tenuta. Ottima cucina.
stayed from 02/16/2015 to 02/17/2015
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 7 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 8
Luogo molto rilassante, gestori simpatici. Si mangia molto bene, e i vegetariani sono trattati benissimo!
stayed from 03/30/2013 to 04/01/2013

Hey, I'm Laura

Laura and Joseph chose for many years to retire to the countryside to live simply and practicing sustainable organic farming. Participation in the rhythms of nature helps them get into mystical relationship of love with life and all living things. To do this they started to rebuild (even with their own manual labor) the old stone houses of the farmers and put back into production the typical orchard, only through their own efforts, without government aid, with pioneering spirit. Joseph loves trekking and walks around the volcano and is passionate about the crafts and mechanical, like turn on his Harley davison and skeet shooting, like all animals, especially dogs, Italian music and the works. Laura loves walks, yoga, reading, the polyphonic singing, cooking healthy foods and tasty with Sicilian ingredients and imagination.
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Area Collina

Etna Park close to Piano Provenzana (15' by car) the starting point for Etna's top craters visits and Citelli refugee (less than 10' by car). Taormina is an hour's drive away