A small airport no more than 30-35 minutes from Casa Alveston.
RyanAir flies there on a regular basis to/from Stansted Airport (see RyanAir to/from Stansted) and Ciampino (see RyanAir to/from Ciampino)
The recommended car rental is Hertz – though there are others such as EuropeCar. Click here for the route to Casa Alveston
A large airport to the East of Sicily around 2 hours from Casa Alveston.
An amazing valley that at first glance looks like a pretty valley with carved caves in the rocks turns out to be several thousands of years old tombs that were later used (and abused by some) as caves to live in right up until the 1960’s.
Walking round the site there are some signs that may well have been laid down but on one side is Italian/Sicilan on the other is English.
The incredible Volcano. It belches now and again but acts as a perfect backdrop while enjoying the Greek Amphitheatre at Taormina and well worth visiting (remember it gets quite cool up there at > 1000m).
A lovely journey until you negotiate the winding roads after the motorway toll gate (around 1.5euros) but when you park in the car park and walk through the gate and into the city … you will see why it is such a worthwhile journey. Keep walking through the shops and round the corner at the end through the market and you get to the Amphitheatre which, with it’s broken back wall, has a priceless view of Etna and the coast.
As you are walking the high-street, be prepared to take a turn to the right around 50m in to get to the lovely restaurants overlooking the bay where you can watch liners to ocean sail-boats like toys in a blue bath.