La pietra antica O’ munti is located in Sicily, exactly in Puntalazzo (fraction of Mascali), in a small hillside town located at about 650 m.a.l.s between Etna and Taormina. This territory is a part of the natural Park of Etna, 8km from the sea on the east coast of Sicily.

La pietra antica O' munti - Dintorni

Close to La pietra antica O’ munti, or simply from its panoramic terraces or from the pool of the hotel, you can enjoy a fantastic panorama: the view extends from Taormina to Augusta; when the days are clear, you can also clearly distinguish the Calabrian coast.

La pietra antica O’ munti is an excellent starting point to discover the many pearls of eastern Sicily, including the fascinating cities of Catania ,Taormina and Siracusa.

From La pietra antica O’ munti you can reach in a short time the forest and trekking trails of the Etna Natural Park.

In about 45 minutes you can reach the extinct craters of the volcano (Rifugio Sapienza, Rifugio Citelli and Piano Provenzana), these are the starting points for many trips to the summit craters of Etna, and -in the winter season- the basis of ski resort.

The beautiful beaches of St.Anna and Riposto are 8 km from La pietra antica O’ munti.

The wonderful “Riviera dei Ciclopi” with the legendary Faraglioni of Aci Trezza, is located about 30miles away from the south.

Taormina and Giardini Naxos are at equivalent distance, in north direction. Do not miss the gorges of Alcantara, 13 km from the Farm.

The chestnut tree of the hundred horses

Il Castagno dei 100 Cavalli

At 2km from La pietra antica O’ munti, in St. Alfio, there is the great millennial chestnut. According to the legend, this was the shelter of a Queen with 100 knights caught in a storm during a hunting trip.

The chestnut is now one of the oldest trees in Europe and the largest in the world with 22m in diameter and 22 meter high, it is a natural living spectacle that, according to the most experienced botanists, is over 2000 years old.

Since 2008, the chestnut tree of the one hundred horses has been recognized by UNESCO as “messenger of worldwide peace monument”.