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Hospitality is provided in our small B&B in the nearby hamlet of Carruba (at around 4 km from the farm). A quiet top floor apartment surrounded by a long balcony and accoutred with an ample terrace.

The rail station is just 4 minutes on foot (see the map). The area is served by two bus lines stopping opposite a minimarket based in the same building. The coast is a kilometre away from the apartment (15 minutes on foot from the nearest beach).

Carruba is a locality of Catania's metropolitan area, administered by both Giarre and Riposto municipalities. it is 6,0 km away from Riposto, 6,4 km from Giarre, 6,5 km from Santa Venerina e 9,.5 km from Acireale. Its toponym might have originated from an old carob grove or from the Arabic qarûbah, indicating a small currency used during the Muslim domination in Sicily.

The room consist of two single beds with lookout to the village and towering the Etna. Although the sanitary facilities are shared they are immediately adjacent the room.

The breakfast is based on the continental one (milk/tea, cereals, toasts, etc.) however enriched with homemade sweets and preserves and naturally our seasonal fruit.

 

How to reach us

From Catania International Airport

From Catania airport you will need to board a bus to Catania Central Railway Station. Bus service is provided by AMT. Choose Alibus aeroporto-centro to find the timetables (you might need your browser translator as the website hasn’t got a English section yet). Tickets can be purchased directly on-board. Buses run every 25 minutes from 4.40 am to 12 pm every day. Bus stops are just situated and recognizable by two kiosks in the area outside Terminal B (opposite the escalators you see on the left, after you leave the luggage conveyor-belt room in Terminal A).

Once in Catania Centrale you may then easily reach Carruba (less than 30 minutes run) boarding a train. Tickets may be purchased on "trenitalia.com" or directly from the ticket machines within the station. Do not forget to punch your thicket (seek the ticket inspector’s assistance if unable to use punching machines). Trains to Carruba are generally bound to Messina, Giarre – Riposto or Fiumefreddo as a final destination.

Last train stopping in Carruba from Catania Centrale Railway Station is at 20:46 on working days and at 19:40 on holidays.

Carruba stop comes immediately after Guardia-Mangano-S. Venerina (which in turn comes after Acireale) and before Giarre-Riposto.

 

From Messina through rail

From Messina Centrale rail station this time Carruba comes immediately after Giarre-Riposto (which in turn comes after Fiumefreddo) and before Guardia-Mangano-S. Venerina.

 

As shown on the map, once in Carruba, reaching the apartment is just a matter of minutes. The address is “Via E.Toti 1/C” (do not trust Google street view, its result is slightly off). The entrance (brown gate) is adjacent to the first house past the petrol station, on the right heading east.

 

 

By car from Giarre motorway exit (A18 - E45)

 

 

Thanks to its nearby railway station our B&B is favoured with great centrality. Following some of the most popular locations reachable by train.

Catania - 25' (30km); Taormina - 35' (35km); Siracusa - 2h 50' (100km); Messina - 1h 50' (75km); Palermo - 4h (237km);

 

Carruba is furthermore favourably located for an easy access to a number of locations of naturalistic interest such as:

Oriented Natural Reserve La Timpa - 10,5km

Natural Reserve Fiume Fiumefreddo - 13km

Marine protected area Riviera dei Ciclopi - 18,5km

Isola Bella (Taormina) - 30km

Etna Natural Park summit areas - Rifugio Sapienza (Southern side), Rifugio Citelli e Piano Provenzana (Northwest side) - 30km

Alcantara fluvial park - 37km

Natural Reserve Oasi del Simeto - 46km

Oriented Natural Reserve Fiumedinisi e Monte Scuderi - 60km

Oriented Natural Reserve Cavagrande del Cassibile - 126km

Oriented Natural Reserve Vendicari (Noto) - 127km

 

For booking and further information contact us at:

mail@ilcontadinobio.it

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