East of Sicily
From Ganzirri, a well-known seaside village of eastern Sicily overlooking the straits of Messina, to lively Catania extends the Ionian Riviera: a long and fascinating stretch of coastline rich in history, traditions and culture. Staying in one of our holiday homes or villas for rent in eastern Sicily is a better way to discover a wide variety of sceneries from the splendid beaches of Letojanni, Giardini Naxos and Recanati, to the ancient hillside villages of Savoca, Castelmola and Forza d’Agrò and, of course, Taormina the undisputed queen of eastern Sicily. Beloved for centuries by artists and intellectuals from all over the world, Taormina, the Pearl of the Ionian commands breathtaking views over the sea, the ancient Greek Theatre and the delightful bay of Isola Bella and majestic Etna. Further to the south, between Acireale and Catania are the evocative fishing villages of Stazzo, S. Tecla, S. Maria La Scala, Aci Trezza and Aci Castello. Inland, east Sicily has still more to offer with the spectacular Gole dell’Alcantara, with its deep lava stone canyons. Guided tours on Mount Etna, the fiery giant, recently declared a UNESCO world heritage site are a must for all visitors. Planning a trip to Eastern Sicily? Choose one of our holiday homes or villas for rent and enjoy its enchanting scenery.