The "Villa del Gelso" (Villa of Mulberry)

Spacious and comfortable a luxury accommodation in Etna's Park (Sicily)

The Villa del Gelso (mulberry) is located in Montargano, on the edge of Park of Etna, a UNESCO heritage, approximately at 800 m.a.s.l. , close to the most beautiful trails of the park, with its skiing and hiking trails. Just 14Km far from the sea and the conventioned lido.

tuor virtuale della villa

The house is strategically located in a quiet and populated area of ​​the park with scenic surroundings, just a few kilometers from Puntalazzo, or Presa where you find market and the grocery stores.
The property is founded on solid basalt rock, rich in titanium and aluminum oxide, originated by the eruption of 1030, not far from the crater extinct which in 1651 generated the reserve of Scorciavacca “sciare”. The area is a short walk from where San Leonardo miraculously stopped the eruption of 1865 and on the ancient Norman road, still visible, which connected the town of Riposto to the Sanctuary of Vena (monastery of St. Andrew).
The villa, silent witness of the history of the island, is immersed in the silence of the trees; there is a great and wonderful olive tree planted in 1816, year in which Ferdinand I was crowned and began the Bourbon kingdom of the Two Sicilies. The building is organized around a large mulberry tree, also centenary, from the time of Ferdinand II, when the Eastern Sicily was one of the most important areas of silk production in Europe. In the quiet playground, to keep company to the children, not surprisingly, is a wonderful example of “minicucco” (bacolaro, celtis Etnensis) planted around 1865 in memory to the party for the miracle of San Leonardo: the patron saint, in that ' opportunity, granted to the people gathered in prayer for the stopping of the magma river, which was to cover the country of Mascali. In early autumn its green berries darken and become delicious, good to be sucked like candy; the hardest kernels were used in games by the children of the time as projectiles into straw blowpipes.

From the pool of salted water, so as not to generate allergies and keep your tan, sitting on the bench of the hydromassage, you can admire the majestic form of Mount Etna, framed by oak trees; between them, stands a sample of over two hundred years, grown into one of the slits of ancient lava rock.
In summer, when the heat suffocates Sicily, you can enjoy the cool shimmer of the moon on the Ionian sea, lying in the shade of the Camellias, in the top of the villa terrace.
A real paradise where you can find themselves in contact with nature and with the sweet scented air from the broom, while the kids are swimming in the pool and playing peacefully in the park.

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Property type:
Villa with 120 sq.m. area (the house)
1600 sq.m. (terraces, grill, parking area and garden)
Ground floor
Wheelchair accessible
Etna Park - Montargano (Mascali), 12.1 km from the A18 autostrada exit. Near the sea (14 Km)
Max 9 peoples
plus two more cribs (free on request)
1 double bed and single bed (3 people + 1 crib, on request)
1 double bed (2 people + 1 crib, on request)
2 single beds (2 people)
1 double bed (2 people), in the main hall equipped with a screen system.
Home Security:
Cutout (ground fault interrupter)
CO2 detector
Smoke detector
Ventilation outlets for gas kitchen
first aid box
Eco-friendly home
General facilities:
Saltwater pool and whirlpool
Grill equipped with barbecue and 4 fires hob, sink, table and benches
Private parking for 8 cars
Air conditioning (hot/cold)
Iron and Iron board
Linens and towels (including pool towel)
Safe box
Bluray, DVD
Washing machine
Dish washer
children playground
double fireplace
Panoramic terrace
Dishes and Pots
Standard Glass, Degustation Glass, Beer Glass, Marsala Glass, Thumbnail
Two umbrellas
Sun Umbrellas
Free wi-fi
Radio, USB and bluetooth sound system
Trash bags
Also included a set of herbal teas, infusions and tea
Included initial basic pantry supplies:
  • salt (coarse and fine);
  • extra virgin olive oil;
  • wine vinegar;
  • sugar;
  • mineral water;
Flatware, plates, glasses, cups
Table Sweeper
Charcoal BBQ
stove with 4 burners
Convection oven
Pantry items
electric Kettle Refrigerator
Moka coffe maker
Cooking Utensils
bags for trash
Dining room
Eight / twelve seats
Gelso Terrace
Highchair (free, on request)
2 bathrooms:
1 WC, 1 Bidet, shower, washbasin
1 WC, Jacuzi, Steam bath, Chromo terapy, Kneip, washbasin
Flat screen television
CD Player - DVD player
Children's playground
Relax areas:
Reading / TV / card game Room with comfortable leather sofas
Pool with deckchairs
"Al fresco" terrace under the mulbery
Roof terrace
"Al fresco" under the mulberry tree (terrace with table and benches)
Grill with table and benches
Swimming pool with deckhairs and sun beds
Small orchard for guests
Sport and Activities:
Golf (il Picciolo 40Km)
Mountain bike
Figure and inline skating
Horse riding
Scuba diving
Near by attractions and services:
Supermarket (Puntalazzo, Presa)
Bar (Presa)
Winery tours
Trails of Etna
Church (Montargano, Presa)
Pet shop(Giarre)
Marina (Riposto)
Museums (Giarre)
Cinemas (Giarre, Riposto, Fiumefreddo)
Not included extra services:
Maid / cook
Cooking and typical Sicilian pastry classes (on site)
Car rental
Beautician / masseuse (on site)
Scuba diving
Baby sitting
Pet sitting
Pet aesthetic


Sleeps :

Villa del Gelso - the bed rooms

Villa del Gelso
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 3 + 1
Bathrooms 2
WC 2
Showers 2 (1 hydromassage shower)
Bath 1 (with Jacuzi)
spa Steam bath (turkish bath), ozonoterapy, Kneip
Pool Salted water pool, jacuzi, thalassoterapy, USP, bluetooth sound diffusion system.
Relax area Tv, DVD, CD, patio, radio, USB, Bluetooth sound diffusion system inside the home and around the pool
Children playgroundi Tower, swings, climbing, slide, steering, climbing with rope, archery, water games
Minimum stay 2-7 night
The Villa del Gelso
Rated 5/5 based on 3 guest's review
Salvo e Rosy, proprietari della Villa del Gelso

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Salvo e Rosy

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Italiano, English, Spanish, French.
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La villa del Gelso
The pool at Villa del Gelso

Via Nocille, 49
Montargano (Mascali) - CT, Sicilia
Tel: +39 327 0106 529
Tel: +39 095 7784 233

Price starting from 110 Eur per night for the whole Villa

Spoken languages by phone:
Italiano, English