WELCOME TO CASALE PRAIA
WE HAVE CONDENSED IN ONE PAGE ALL WE THINK YOU WANT AND NEED TO KNOW ABOUT US
A FEW REASONS TO CHOOSE US
safe parking inside the property
we're small! only four en-suite rooms each with private entrance
sunny south-facing courtyard in front of the rooms
air-conditioning / heating in all rooms
the building is an old sicilian farmhouse of 1850's (fully restaured in 2009 and again in 2015)
delicious breakfast - whenever possible with own, local, organic, fair-trade products
ideally located for day trips to Taormina, Mount Etna, Catania, Messina (and all the little villages in between we can tell you about!)
we care for the planet! green energy produced by our solar panels, environmentally friendly cleaning products, absolutely no chemicals/pesticides in our garden
no TV's in the rooms but free wi-fi everywhere
we want you to be happy and have a great holiday!
we love Sicily - a lot - and know a lot about the island (culture, nature, trekking, eating, wine tasting...) - we are looking forward to share our knowledge with you!
GOOD TO KNOW
- Minimum stay 2 nights
*Check-in from 15:00 to 19:00 / *Check-out 11:00
- Methods of payment: Bank transfer or cash. We do not accept credit cards
- The access to the rooms is via a short flight of steps
- We do not accept pets, we're sorry
At Casale Praia you will be welcomed by Brita, who is Finnish but has lived the past 35 years in Sicily and by her children Caterina and Daniele. We also have a friendly a cat, Polly, a horse, Generoso and 7 happy chickens.
We love to travel and to welcome travellers, and we strive to make Casale Praia cosy without being intrusive.
min €40 room/ night - max € 90 room / night
* Special prices if you stay over 3 nights
* One triple room and 3 double rooms
* Kids under 5 sleeping in the parent's bed stay free and are very welcome
* Cot available and free of charge
HOW TO REACH US
The address is contrada praia but this is not recognised on GPS systems so here are the coordinates
N37°53'05.7'' - E015°17'44.6''
PRINT OUT or SAVE these directions to reach us, its the easiest way:
From the A18 Catania-Messina motorway, exit at Taormina and go right towards Taormina mare. At the stop (you will have the sea in front of you) go left towards Letojanni, S.Alessio, Forza d'Agrò (name of the road: SS114). After a few minutes drive on the SS114
you will pass a tunnel and on the left a petrol station and will arrive at a traffic light: there you have to turn left towards Gallodoro, Mongiuffi Melia etc. After about 1 km / 0.6 mi, turn left on a small bridge, turn left again (there are signs to the B&B already), then (at the stop) turn right and after the left turn (following the road) you will see a grey gate on your right with the sign "Casale Praia".
Ring the bell, come in with the car and park before the right turn (the stairs are on the right just after the turn).
Its a 5 minutes drive from the motorway exit.
How to move around?
It depends what you prefer to do: pubblic transport is ok if you want to visit the main touristic sites (and we can pick you up from Letojanni's train/bus station - just let us know in advance so we can arrange the pick-up), we have bikes you can use for free too.
Renting a car will take you to all the hidden places too...
again, it depends if you want to take a larger tour of Sicily (then 4-5 days in our area is nice) or if you want to just get to know deeper just our side (from Messina to Catania), then you need at least one week!
Sicily can have amazingly warm winters, but like everywhere, the weather is unpredictable. July and August are the highest season, and also the hottest / April-May and Sept-Oct are best to enjoy Nature hikes and less crowds / winter months can be really nice and warm- but expect rain and cold too, sometimes...