La Giara - Nicolosi37.61644, 15.02278
The lovely La Giara with a sun deck, a library and a tennis court is a nice place to stay in Nicolosi on holiday. This 3-star hotel offers airport shuttle bus service, concierge service and ironing service for guests' convenience.
The venue is 8 km away from Etna and 10 km from Telecabina Rifugio Sapienza . The city center of Nicolosi is 1 km from the property.
La Giara is around 25 minutes' drive from Fontanarossa airport.
En-suite guestrooms offer a minibar, a heating system and TV. Rooms come with a panoramic view on the sea. A bathtub, a hairdryer and toiletries can also be found in each room.
Eat & Drink
There is a rich buffet breakfast served in the hotel. Guests are invited to the onsite lounge bar to unwind with a drink. Antico Orto Dei Limoni Nicolosi and Pizzeria Antichi Proverbi are located within 200 meters away.
Ski facilities feature ski hire, ski equipment rental and a ski pass. You can join diving, snorkeling and skiing at this property, and bikes and cars are available for rent.
Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.
Private parking is possible on site for free.
Free Wi-Fi in rooms
On-site car park
Paid airport shuttle
Sports & Fitness
- Ski school
- Horseback riding
- Tennis court
- Table tennis
- Paid airport shuttle
- Car rental
- Bicycle rental
- Ski equipment rental
- Ski pass vendor
- Tours/Ticket assistance
- In-room breakfast
- Packed lunches
- Special diet menus
- Babysitting/Child services
- DVDs/ Videos for children
- Children's play area
Spa & Leisure
- Sun terrace
- Garden area
- Leisure/ TV room
- Free Wi-Fi in rooms
- Air conditioning
- Soundproofed rooms
- Ironing facilities
- Free toiletries
- Shared kitchen
- AM/FM alarm clock
3 years or adultsExtra bedEUR 15Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1.
Rooms and availability
1 Double bed
In the Room
- City landmarks
Patrizia the owner is very friendly, helpful, and speaks excellent English, and gave us lots of information about where to go, and provided us with discount vouchers for the cable car excursion up Mount Etna. The room itself was clean, comfortable, very nicely decorated and good value for money, and the breakfast was just lovely. Highly recommended.
We had a very beautiful room with a huge balcony and a superb view. The owner, Patricia, was very helpful and recommended us a great restaurant for the evening. And she asked for our preferances for the breakfast and we had (in addition to traditional Sicilian breakfast) delicious ham and cheese and antipasti ;D. And before we left she gave us a big bag of unbelievably good oranges that we happened to praise the previous evening.
The assistance of Patrizia in finding us a guide to take us Mount Etna Park at noon on a Saturday since the only bus available had already passed in the morning. She saved our day!! The room was great and the kitchen facilities were available 24hrs. Breakfast was good too.
Confortable rooms, confortable bed, fantastic home made breakfast, fantastic tips from the owner (Patrícia), great localization.
We much enjoyed our stay at La Giara. Perfect location to visit the Etna vulcano. The owner, Patricia, was very friendly and recommended a nice restaurant for the surroundings to us. She also helped with finding an excursion to climb the Etna vulcano. Good breakfast and great value for money!
Patricia, the woman in charge of La Giara, welcomed us warmly with lots of tips, and a good cup of cappuccino and cookies. La Giara is located perfectly in the city, with just a few minutes walking to restaurants and shops. The place has a good atmosphere, and it´s a good place to stay when you are planning to visit Etna, or want to visit the towns around. Be aware that you get a discount on the cable car at Etna if you stay at La Giara. Our room was really nice, with a balcony with a sea view. Not all of the rooms have their own bathroom. Patricia makes an effort for her guests, and she had baked a very good pistachio cake:) The breakfast is much better than other Italian hotels we stayed on during our trip, different cheese, hams, rolls, croissant, yoghurt ++
Eventhough we came in off season and were the only guests there, staying for only one night, we had all the comfort and a luxurious buffet breakfast to enjoy, all to ourselves. Patricia, the landlord, gave us some excellent tips on Sicily and especially on how to do the Etna hiking trip on our own on a budget. She even rewarded us with some cupons with discount on the cable car to Mt Etna. Would love to be back some day and further explore the dramatic region.
There's nothing to complain about. At all.
Friendly staff, helpful, attentive to needs and budget of guests
There wasn.t possibolity to reach Nicolosi by public transport because of strike but it isn/t responsibility of the hotel of course
Our first night in Sicily was spent in the La Giara B&B. Small friendly family atmosphere. The owner Patrizia is fluent in English. You are invited to use her comp. or the WiFi. La Giara is situated in a semi rural suburbian neighborhood, comfortably accessible for your Etna Mountain adventure. Next morning, after an excellent breakfast and before leaving for the Etna, Patrizia acted as a pro travel agent, advised us what to see in Sicily and called up various B&B all over the island to make our bookings. Before leaving we got good bye hugs Italian style. Not automatically included in the menu...
Cannot say anything negative. To save time, in Sicily you better prepare your detailed Google Map, and have an alert navigator beside the driver seat.
The stay in La Giara was awesome. Patricia and her husband is a great team: she took care that we would feel comfortable in the house as more as possible and he took care about all possible information we need to have while visiting mount Etna. We have stayed in four places during holidays in Sicily and this one was the best !
We stayed at the B&B for 1 night before we went to ETNA. it was way beyond our expectation, Patricia gave us a warm welcome that includes some tips for the area and 10 min explanation about travelling to ETNA and discount coupons. the room was clean and very comfortable, the location is great and there is parking at the villa if you want. It took us 25 min in the morning to get to the mountain and we had lots of energy because Patricia made an amazing local breakfast for all the guest. it is a great place and we had a perfect experience.
Our hostess was enormously helpful and friendly. Staying at La Giara was like staying in a comfortable home. Nicolosi itself is a very nice town and La Giara is very well located to visit local restaurants and shops. I will definitely recommend it to friends planning to visit the Mt. Etna area.
La Giara is the closest thing to Home away from Home. The owner is very caring and called upon us everyday to check if we needed anything. Suggested good places to visit and the best restaurants. will definetly visit again, hopefully soon.
A beautiful hotel class B&B. Friendly staff. Good location. Recommended to travel on Etna & south west of island.
The nice place with friendly atmosphere. Clean and silent place with perfect breakfasts.