Jul 01

Trecastagni

by in Sicilian Trips, Travel


We continued our house hunters international this weekend with a trip to Trecastagni. Trecastagni is located in the foothills of Mount Etna and has a great reputation.  There is one place in particular that we are going to look at just outside of town. Our real estate guy got lost a couple of time along the way and the trip took about 45 minutes ... bad start in terms of commute.  He also drove like a true Italian so ... the time would probably be increased if it was us driving.  I have never seen so many different hand gestures in one trip... at a couple points he was applauding other drivers, while driving himself... not easy to do and not recommended.

Door off kitchen

Backyard with some new fruit trees

Front yard and patio

The pictures that I took inside the house didnt really come out very well.  Its 3/3 with about 2200 sqft for €1500. Pluses:
  • Brand new
  • Nice yard
  • Good neighborhood
Minuses:
  • Commute
  • Layout inside was weird
  • Small kitchen area
  • No view
Another plus was a bar that we went to afterwards that was a short drive away.

Great looking Gelato

 

Clockwise from top left: Arancine, Cartocciata (small calzone), Brioche, Cartocciata, Pizzete (small pizzas)

Pasticceria side (pastries) - Cornetti, crossaints, and bombi

We were overwhelmed.  Since it was still in the morning we went with a couple patries and coffee.  I got a cornetto, which is in the middle of the top shelf in the picture above.  Jess got a bomba,  which is one of the items from the bottom shelf in the picture above.  Mine was great, but it would have been better if it was half the size.  Jess really enjoyed her bomba, which had ham and cheese within the warm bread. All in all we liked Trecastagni.  Next we are looking at villas in Nicolosi, San Gregorio, Aci Trezza, and Aci Castello.  



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9 Responses to “Trecastagni”

  1. From Erin:

    I will take 3 bomba please!!! All looks so AMAZING!!!

    Posted on August 21, 2011 at 6:11 pm #
    • From Jess:

      Erin – They are so good! My favorite. There is a reason they are called bombas…they are the bomb. 🙂

      Posted on August 21, 2011 at 10:06 pm #
  2. From Dtfennell:

    Fancy is LOL at Italian driver description. Wish we could make Trecastagni a part of our morning coffee run!

    Posted on August 21, 2011 at 8:17 pm #
    • From Jess:

      Mom,

      Trust me you do not want to add Trecastagni into your morning coffee trip…not b/c of the food, but because of the crazy drivers on the road! You would be implementing the fake brake from the passenger side at every turn…Ha Ha.

      Posted on August 21, 2011 at 10:10 pm #
  3. From Liz:

    Is this the house on via Dott. Zappala??
    It looks like a house on via Catania n Nicolosi, 2 towns over.
    I lived there for 5 1/2 years and its nice to see the neighborhood again!

    Ciao,
    LIZA

    Posted on January 6, 2012 at 1:36 am #
    • From Nick:

      Hi Liza,
      Thanks for the comments! Not sure about the address of the house above, but it was brand new and no one had lived in it yet. We liked Nicolosi too! But we wanted to have views of the ocean vice Etna. Btw … did you see that Etna erupted yesterday? It was very cool.

      Posted on January 6, 2012 at 8:59 am #
  4. From Liz:

    YOU MUST GO TO THE BAKERY ACROSS FROM ST ALFIOS. THE BAKE USING ALMOND SHELLS.
    IT WAS ONE OF MY MORNING RITUALS

    Posted on January 6, 2012 at 1:37 am #
    • From Nick:

      Thanks for the tip! Sounds good.. next time we are up there we will have to try it out. We may be going over that way soon for some ice skating in Nicolosi. Im interested in what you mean by your statement about baking with almond shells?

      Posted on January 6, 2012 at 9:03 am #
  5. From Liz:

    I NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS THERE DRIVING. BUT I DID WALK ALOT .
    FOR ANYONE LOOKING FOR A DOG…PLEASE ASK SOMEONE WHERE THE SHELTER IS THERE.
    THESE ANIMALS NEED LOVING HOMES AND TO BE TAKEN BACK TO THE US.
    I TOOK BACK 3

    Posted on January 6, 2012 at 1:40 am #

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