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Bedrooms 4 / Bathrooms 5 / Sleeps 8 / House
Bedrooms: 4  Bathrooms: 5  Sleeps: 8  Type: House
Casa Gallida Etna Charm Relax Freedom happiness
TripAdvisor property ID 3818877

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Book this 4 bedroom house in Piedimonte Etneo today! A total of 8 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a pool, air conditioning, and parking space among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 20 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $816 to as high as $1610, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 80% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 11, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Casa G.

Tourist License: C.F.: 04759970876

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Calendar last updated:
11 Jul 2017
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Italian



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Piedimonte-etneo Attractions




  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)

Property Features

  • High chair
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Sea view
  • Secure parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Table tennis


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Private garden
  • Shared garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (20)

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“Casa gallida - Tranquility!”

Reviewed 25 Jun 2014

My wife, my daughter and I travelled to Italy along with our close friends and their 2 lovely children. After a journey from Rome to Sicily by road with halts along the way, this was our last stop for a week prior to flying out of Italy. I had booked this place based on the good reviews on Trip Advisor on Casa Gallida. Working with Paty to nail down the dates and getting a clear understanding of the - what’s and how’s was easy. Exploring the nearby places is great. This is a place where you get away from it all… For some the winding narrow roads and the journey up the hill can be a bit daunting but for us it was great fun. When you get to the place, thru a narrow lane, you will marvel at everything you see. The beauty of the place hits you, it is deceptive and yet alluring, give it 2 days and you will start thinking of when you will want to come back, give it 5 and you will start making plans. The house, a beautiful restoration of an early 1900’s is extremely tastefully done, Paty has great taste. The views are spectacular. Even in the summer, it gets cool in the evening by 7 PM. The garden is a delight and the pool is just spectacular. And when the evening comes, the view from the house down to surrounding hills and the sea are exquisite. We stayed at the apartment Riposto and a room above, which was decorated very elegantly, cozy and suited us perfectly. We had our own terrace and cooking facilities, and two separate bedrooms. The kids just loved this place as a whole, they didn't want to leave the pool for a second, and loved the pets of the family especially Le Chien, who stood guard when the kids chose to sleep at the pool at night. You can see the milky-way band and the number of shooting star can be counted by the minute. It’s a precious view and the lighted pool at night is very inviting. We drank our way into the night trading stories. For the able bodied, Thierry can guide you on a trip to Etna’s peak. I wouldn’t dare. He has climbed it more than a 100 times so fitness is needed. Finally, it’s a pleasure to get to know Paty and Thierry, who make you feel at home. He has great stories and there is more to the man, when you meet him. Paty is the most excited person I have met with energy that is full of positivity for life!...we shared the wine, our love for music and the chats at night. The people are fabulous and accepting, went to the festival of Sausages and Macaroni, a great time...we were sharing wine and food, tasted the local wine (Nero D’Avola, Nerello Mascalese – got it right!) were immediately invited to dinner with some of Paty and Thierry’s friends – all in all a beautiful getaway, with people who care about the needs of their guests, are discrete and most helpful. Thank you Paty and Thierry for a great time, we remember the days very fondly and often speak of you. FB helps... I am sure our friends will echo the sentiments. - Vasu, Roopa and Diya.

Response from the owner Thank a lot Vasu.

“This place is stunning”

Reviewed 26 May 2014

We traveled with a family of four (kids 5 and 7) to Sicily last year. Booked this place based on the good reviews on Trip Advisor. The communication with the owner was very efficient right from the beginning and we received good instructions how to arrive to the house. The journey up to the hill through several little villages is the only thing one can really count as a minus with this place. When you get to the place, after driving a narrow dust road and almost losing your hope, you simply forget everything else: the house, garden and the POOL are just spectacular. And when the evening comes, the view from the house down to surrounding hills and the sea are so beautiful. We stayed at the apartment Riposto, which was decorated very elegantly, cozy and suited us perfectly. We had our own terrace and cooking facilities, and two separate bedrooms. Our kids just loved this place as a whole, they didn't want to leave the pool for a second, and loved the pets of the family. Finally, the owners of the estate are really nice & friendly, and make you feel at home. The food they serve is really delicious, and we spent many evenings together at their terrace, looking for stars and drinking wine and limoncello. Thank you Paty and Thierry!

Response from the owner Thank you Anna-Maija.

“paradise on earth”

Reviewed 23 May 2014

Une vue magnifique sur la mer, des chambres décorées avec gout et des fleurs pour votre arrivée…Dès que vous passez le portail de la Casa vous entrez dans un lieu magique…Tout est beau, tout est fait pour que votre séjour soit un séjour de rêve, de repos, de découverte de cette ile magnifique…Merci à Paty pour son accueil et pour toutes les attentions et conseils pendant le séjour et merci à Thierry de nous avoir fait partager ses connaissances de l'Etna en nous faisant découvrir ce volcan qui nous a fait prendre conscience que la terre est bien vivante! Casa Gallida est pour moi un morceau de paradis oublié sur terre...

Response from the owner Merci Isabelle. C'est toujours un plaisir de te recevoir. Paty


Reviewed 1 Sep 2013

To rest and recharge, Casa Gallida is the ideal place. Thierry and Paty have renovated this old house with great taste. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean. Each accommodation has its own terrace. What about the view on the valley and the sea? Breathtaking, by day and by night ... Breakfast and dinners are generous and of good quality, with fresh local produce. The Ballad of Mount Etna with Thierry was one of the magical moments of our stay. Definitely to be recommended. We hope to return one day!"

Response from the owner Merci Sonia.

“Wonderful house and incredible hosts!”

Reviewed 2 Jun 2013

9We spent a week staying at Casa Gallida, being looked after by Paty and Thierry. From start to finish, they were the most welcoming hosts, constantly looking for ways to make our stay more enjoyable, and were a fountain of knowledge about the local area. The house itself is down a very small lane, and once we arrived, we were greeted by the most incredible views. From the views up Etna behind the pool, to the views down the mountainside to the sea, the place was picture perfect. The house itself is beautiful, and immaculately maintained, and we really enjoyed sitting out every evening eating wonderful fresh and local food and playing cards on one of the stunning terraces. I really can't say enough good things about this property - we had an absolutley incredible week, surrounded by great people, who made us feel part of their family (even sharing their delicious homemade limoncello with us!) in a house that was beautiful and conveniently located in a quiet spot, which was close to many great attractions. Thanks again Paty and Thierry, we will definitely be back! Becs and the Hall family.

Response from the owner Thank you Becky for this kind message: you were also exceptional hosts. We shall think of you during the "vendemmia"... Paty

“Sicily paradise”

Reviewed 2 Jun 2013

It was a real pleasure to stay more than 10 days in Casa Gallida. The house and swimming are wonderful, this is really quiet and as you can see the view is magic. The stay has been really a pleasure: good food, beautiful villages to visit, the see is very close and Etna is in front of you (don't worry...). Furthermore Patti and Thierry are very nice and they love their Island. You can spend some friendly time with them at sunset with a good glass of wine ... I really recommand this place and will be back this summer.

Response from the owner It will be a pleasure to receive you for the third time. You will discover some small novelties and I hope that you will take advantage completely of your stay. The white wine is at the cool See you very soon. Paty

“Lost Paradise”

Reviewed 31 May 2013

I came to Casa Gallida and i was amazed by the situation of the place : in front of the sea... When you're in the pool, you just see 3 lines of blue : the pool, the sea and the sky. The hosts were really friendly. A place to come !

Response from the owner Thanks Mister "Titi"


Reviewed 31 May 2013

Un accueil très chaleureux Une maison fabuleuse Un site extraordinaire les meilleures vacances de ma vie

Response from the owner Merci Nadia.

“À découvrir absolument!!”

Reviewed 18 May 2013

Nous avons passé un très bon moment dans un cadre magnifique à 2 pas de l etna. Thierry et Patricia sont adorables et font de l'excellente cuisine sicilienne! Un lieu à découvrir absolument!

Response from the owner Comme à chaque fois, ce fut un plaisir de vous recevoir. Nous gardons un très bon souvenir de votre passage.

“A little piece of paradise on Sicily”

Reviewed 1 Jun 2012

The owners Patty and Thierry greeted us like old friends on our arrival, despite the lateness of the hour. They both prepared wonderfully delicious food during our stay and their warmth and friendly advice throughout our holiday really made it special. They provided ample entertainment for our two boys; the pool table being a particular favourite. Nothing appeared to be too much trouble. I would advise first arriving in daylight if possible, as the track from the road is rather narrow and winding, although you soon get used to it. The views from the property are wonderful and the house and grounds have been renovated with great care and attention to detail. There is also a beautiful outdoor pool for the Summer months. Our apartment had everything we needed to self cater and all essential items (food and toiletries)were thoughtfully in place for our arrival. Nearby Piedimonte is a lovely little town and a great place to sample traditional Sicilian life. Would definitely reccommend.

Response from the owner I discovered yesterday how to answer messages left by my hosts... Janice, we have a thought for you all at present. One year has just passed and we still imagine "Roberto" in the garden. It was a real pleasure to receive you. Big hug to the boys. Paty

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