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Sotto il Vulcano

Overview of Sotto il Vulcano

Sotto il Vulcano

3.0 star property
Mountain townhouse in Nicolosi with restaurant and bar/lounge

9.8/10 Exceptional

23 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
Via Mompilieri traversa V, Nicolosi, CT, 95030

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Mount Etna - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) - 38 min drive
  • Catania Acquicella Station - 20 min drive
  • Cannizzaro Station - 21 min drive
  • Guardia Mangano Santa Venerina Station - 22 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • I Franigna - 6 min walk
  • Antichi Proverbi - 7 min walk
  • Ristorante-Pizzeria Al Però - 10 min walk
  • Antico Orto dei Limoni - 10 min walk
  • Rosemary's Pub - 11 min walk

About this property

Sotto il Vulcano

Sotto il Vulcano offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 40.00 per vehicle roundtrip. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe. Other features include a bar/lounge, a terrace, and a garden. Fellow travelers say good things about the breakfast and location.


English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Children (3 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (1 per room)
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available on request)*


  • Area shuttle within 25 kilometers*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Skiing nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Ski storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Deck or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 40.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 15.00 per night
  • All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts major credit cards.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Also known as

Sotto il Vulcano
Sotto il Vulcano Condo
Sotto il Vulcano Condo Nicolosi
Sotto il Vulcano Nicolosi
B&B Sotto Il Vulcano Nicolosi
Sotto il Vulcano Nicolosi
Sotto il Vulcano Affittacamere
Sotto il Vulcano Affittacamere Nicolosi

Frequently asked questions

Does Sotto il Vulcano offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sotto il Vulcano does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sotto il Vulcano?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Sotto il Vulcano?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Sotto il Vulcano?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Sotto il Vulcano?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 40.00 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sotto il Vulcano?
You can check in from 3 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Sotto il Vulcano and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities like skiing. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Sotto il Vulcano?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include I Franigna (6-min walk), Antichi Proverbi (7-min walk), and Ristorante-Pizzeria Al Però (10-min walk).
Does Sotto il Vulcano have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a deck or patio.
What's the area around Sotto il Vulcano like?
Sotto il Vulcano is located a short 15-minute walk from Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sciara. Travelers say this townhouse accommodation is in a good location.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Home away from home
Antonella, our host, made sure to make us feel very welcome. She also let us use the kitchen and the fridge which was great and we were allowed to spend time playing board games on the dining room table which was perfect for us. It was just like being at home bur with a lot of peace and quiet.
Joanna, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Good position and great breakfast.
We got a warm welcome from Antonella & Salvatore, who also gave good advice on where to visit. Rooms very comfortable, wifi very good, and breakfast extremely good! Parking area and close to Nicolosi centre where you can find great food.Good position, would gladly go again.
Rita, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly and welcoming hotel on the slopes of Etna
I spent three very agreeable nights at Sotto il Vulcano. It is a friendly, family run business which, as the name suggests, is ideally placed for those wishing to explore Etna and the surrounding national park. Antonella is a most welcoming and helpful hostess who is able to advise on all the various options, while her husband specialises in cycling tours. Fortunately for me, non-cyclists are also superbly catered for: there is free parking on site and the hotel is close enough to Catania and the autostrada to make day trips to Syracuse, Taormina etc easy, while offering peace, quiet and mountain air at the end of the day. The small town of Nicolosi has a number of excellent evening eating options within 20 minutes walk though they need to go some to match the breakfast spread provided by Antonella! All in all, I heartily recommend Sotto il Vulcano and will be looking to return there in the future.
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10/10 Exceptional

Very pleasant stay at "Sotto il Vulcano"
Upon our arrival we received a friendly and warm welcome from our hosts. A lot of information concerning the activities possibile (Etna) was available and they actively organised the expedition. The host's knowledge of the English language was very helpful.. Our stay at "Sotto il vulcano" was thus very enjoyable and restfull. We highly recommand this B&B.
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent B&B for Etna
This is a comfortable, clean and welcoming B&B. The hosts are great and treat everyone like family. A great breakfast is served at one big table where there was much talking and lauging - in several languages. Hosts Antonella and Salvatore reminded us many times that they were "at our disposal". They were helpful with planning and very knowledgable about local sites. Kitchen is available for use by guests throughout the afternoon and evening, a small local supermarket is nearby.
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10/10 Exceptional

Best hospitality in Sicily
The friendliest nicest B&B in sicily. Amazing breakfast, very close to Etna. Highly recommended!!!!
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10/10 Exceptional

Sicilian hospitality at its BEST !!
This was a great place to stay. Room was comfortable and clean,bedding changed regularily. Breakfast was excellent,fresh and good choice.Antonella and Salvo were superb hosts,they made you feel at home and are very informative about the area.( Also very helpful when I required medication) This is the place to be to visit Mt. Etna. We booked 3 nights but were able to stay 2 more and visited other places on the Island recommended by our hosts.
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10/10 Exceptional

Marco, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Séjour très agréable à Sotto il vilcano.
Les propriétaires sont adorables et ils se mettent en quatre pour vous faire découvrir leur région... Et que dire du petit déjeuner : un buffet gigantesque sucrée et salé, et plein de bonne chose fait maison ...! Surtout n’hésitez a vous rendre dans ce charmant Bed and Breakfast, nous nous reviendrons c'est une certitude....
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Eine super gelegene Unterkunft mit einer herzlichen Betreiberin. Maria hat das mit Abstand beste Frühstück des gesamten Urlaubs serviert. Auch die Nähe zum Ätna ist super. Wir werden auf jeden Fall nochmal wiederkommen.
Marcel, 2-night trip
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