Il Picciolo Golf Club
The volcano Etna is the great attraction of the course, it dominates almost every hole and also allows the fantastic emotion of discovering lava flows all around from time to time. At a height of 650 mt above the sea, the fresh air which cools in summer the hot sun allows to forget the frenetic rhythm of the town.
Golfers have a great time at the “Picciolo Golf Club”, a renowned fantastic 18 holes green fee in the typical village of Castiglione di Sicilia, situated at about half an hour of pleasant drive from Taormina. Playing golf here is certainly an unusual exciting experience: hitting golf balls standing in a large wild forest-like green field on the top of an active but safe volcano, staring a huge, gorgeous, really immense view of the Mediterranean blue sea where frequent ships head straight to Africa!! Most hotels offer to book the fees at discounted rates for their guests and all the game equipment such as clubs, balls and even the proper shoes can be rented on the spot, as well as lessons that can be taken by international English speaking tutors.
At approximately 4 Km from the Picciolo there is the Town of Linguaglossa, point of departure of most excursions to Mt. Etna. On the other side, at 8 Kms, one of most extraordinary monuments of nature: the “Alcantara Gorges”, a terrific natural phenomena withlava caves and falls.