This is a very stylish, artistic apartment in a lovely traditional village, owned by a kind and interesting family. From the first enquiry, Francesco was supremely helpful; we travelled by bus from Taormina and he not only picked us up in a nearby town to take us to the apartment but suggested we visit a supermarket on the way, which he took us to. At the end of the holiday his son took us to Catania Airport.
The apartment is lovely, it's clean and comfortable, and beautiful; Francesco's wife is an author and artist and her pictures adorn the walls.
The setting is magnificent with views from the French windows and verandas of the black lava that fronts the sea, the sea itself, and passing ships and fishing boats.
The village is a close, friendly community; there are not many tourists. We were there for the swordfish festival; eating swordfish and drinking wine while gazing at Etna was a highlight of the holiday.
Even though Francesco took us to the supermarket, we found all that we needed for the rest of the week in the village. There are two shops and a Pizzeria; Angelo, at the Pizzeria, makes the best mandarino (mandarin juice and lemon granita), Mariella, at the shop nearest the apartment, sells freshly caught fish, fruit. vegetables, bread cold meat, cheese, milk and staples. A visit to get the early morning bread is an introduction to the life of the village. There is also a Tabac that also sells staples, cheese and cold meats. There are also two or three vans selling fruit and veg.
We wish we'd hired a car as there is much to see in this area. However, we relished the peace, the quiet, the friendliness, and Etna. Views of Etna, the 'beautiful monster' were an integral part of our stay in Pozzillo.
We wish we'd stayed longer!