Villa Aranjaya in Sicily, is unique in its proximity to numerous areas of interest. Within one hour you can visit Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe with an elevation of over 3300 meters, the city of Catania with the "Pescheria" - the famous fish market, Teatro Massimo Bellini, Castello Ursino, the Greek-Roman theater and numerous other archeological sites and museums. Not to be missed are Piazza Armerina's famous Roman mosaics, Villa del Casale in Syracusa, famous for its Greek history, not to mention Militello Val di Catania and Noto, known for their exquisite Baroque architecture and just a couple of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Sicily. Visit Pantalica, a spectacular limestone gorge carved out by the rivers Anapo and Calcinara, or the Vendicari Nature Reserve, a protected habitat for migratory species.
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A bit further and you can enjoy the Greek theater and some delightful shopping in Taormina, or head south to the Valle dei Templi in Agrigento, yet another World Heritage site.
Villa Aranjaya is also close to the sea, just 30 kilometers from the beaches of the Gulf of Catania with countless inlets and coves where you can arrange for fishing and diving. Finally, for golf lovers, the best "greens" on the island are only an hour's drive from Aranjaya.