The proprietor of this large home (on a side street within the Sciliian town of Trecastagne near Mount Etna) was warmly attentive and informative -- a perfect host. His lack of English and our lack of Italian was not a barrier. We visited off season, early February 2012, and because of the cold and rain the rooms stayed chilly, although we were cozy enough when close to the small electric heater provided. The downstairs space we occupied included two twin beds for children in one room as well as the double bed for us in another. A small family could be accommodated here. The kitchen for guests was separate and well-equipped. The backyard featured some orange and lemon trees, overlooked an olive grove, included playthings for younger children, and an older Mazerati up on blocks. We enjoyed the oranges the host had grown in his yard. It is not the easiest place to find. However on the autostrada from Catania to Messina there is, just after the toll booth, an exit marked Trecastagne, and further signs do get you to the town. Once there, some small signs are posted to the front gate. The nightly fee was half of what we are accustomed to paying in hotels. Mount Etna is often shrouded in fog and clouds. Hope for sunshine! We enjoyed our stay.