The “La pietra antica O’ munti” is in Sicily, in Puntalazzo, (a village in Mascali) a small hill village located at about 650m above sea level between Mount Etna and Taormina, a territory that falls within the Etna Natural Park, eight kilometres from the sea on the eastern Sicilian coast. From the surroundings of “La pietra antica O’ munti”, or simply from its panoramic terraces or from the property’s swimming pool, you can enjoy a fabulous view that extends from Taormina to Augusta; on the clearest days the Calabrian coast can be seen clearly. The “La pietra antica O’ munti” is an excellent starting point from which to discover the many pearls of eastern Sicily, including its fascinating cities such as Catania, Taormina and Syracuse.
From “La pietra antica O’ munti” you can reach the woods and hiking trails of the Etna Natural Park in no time at all. In about forty-five minutes you can reach the extinct craters of the Volcano (Sapienza Refuge, Citelli Refuge and Piano Provenzana), the starting point for many excursions to the summit craters of Etna, and – in the winter season – the base of the ski lifts. The beautiful beaches of Sant’Anna and Riposto are eight kilometres from “La pietra antica O’ munti”. The fabulous Cyclops Riviera with its mythical seastacks of Aci Trezza, is located about twenty kilometres from the hotel, heading south. The sophisticated Taormina and Giardini Naxos are at a similar distance, heading north. Do not miss the suggestive Alcantara Gorges, 13 km from the farmhouse.
- Excursions to Etna can be booked with authorized guides and with a pick-up directly from the farmhouse.