Santa Maria di Licodia is believed to have been built on the former “Inessa”, a prehistoric Sikel settlement. According to historical sources, the new city was founded in 1143, when Simone del Vasto, Count of Policastro and Lord of Paternò, entrusted the Benedictin monk Geremia the convent and the church of the Virgin Mary of Licodia. They are the many archaeological rests finds in the surrounding zones like Pietra Piciaria, Luppino, Poggio dell'aquila, Montalto civita. It is one of the municipalities comprises in the Etna Park. The B&B is a small villa dating back to the early 1900s, surrounded by a large garden with typical Mediterranean trees. The owners set to the guests two double bedrooms with private bathroom. The décor is particularly elegant and tasteful with antique furniture. Breakfast consists of the typical Sicilian products as, home made jam, brioche, cappuccino, coffee, fresh orange juice, fresh fruit, cheese, butter , fresh eggs . It is a strategic base for gastronomic, historical and cultural excursions. Catania is 25 km away.