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Make a holiday rental cottage or self catering villa in Catania, Sicily your home away from home

Sitting on the eastern coast of Sicily is Catania, a city which has had to fight both invaders and nature for its existence. A number of volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and invasion parties have left a remarkable mix of historical monuments whilst destroying others, giving Catania a wonderfully progressive appearance. Located between the waters of the Ionian Coast and the fiery peak of Mount Etna, Catania is surrounded by some hugely diverse landscapes, providing a perfect holiday retreat for anyone who loves nature and the great outdoors.

Things to do on holiday in Catania, Sicily

There are some beautiful historical sites to explore from a self catering Catania holiday cottage, villa or apartment. The two Roman amphitheatres are both certainly worth exploration from any Catania accommodation, especially the larger of the two, which sits above a huge maze of passages and alcoves. The most visually impressive monument you can visit from a self catering Catania villa is the huge, dominant Ursino Castle, which used to stand on the coastline until a volcanic eruption actually extended the coastline further into the sea! The Baroque 9th Century Cathedral is also well worth further investigation from any Catania accommodation.

There are some fantastically long, sandy beaches just a short walk from the very centre of the town, perfect for anyone wishing to relax in the sun with the sand between their toes. There is always plenty of space on the white sand beaches of Catania, despite the amazing climate, stunning scenery and modern water sports centres which can be found along this stretch of coast.

Walking from a Catania apartment, villa or cottage is absolutely magnificent. The Simeto Estuary which lies to the south of Catania has been declared an area of outstanding natural beauty, offering fantastic views over the volcanic landscape of Mount Etna to the west. The National Park which surrounds the volcano, the Parco dell’Etna has some breathtaking scenery to see, and you can climb the volcano, although taking expert advice on conditions before setting out from your Catania holiday cottage is strongly advised.

Throughout Catania are a host of fantastic restaurants, cafes and eateries. The fresh seafood which comes from the nearby waters of the Ionian Sea are cooked to perfection in many restaurants, and the local anchovies, aubergines and marzipan are known throughout cooking circles as some of the finest money can buy.

Places to visit on holiday in Catania, Sicily

There is a wonderfully scenic boat trip you can take from Catania to the Island of Malta. A trip to the Island of Malta makes a simply wonderful day trip from a self catering Catania holiday cottage, villa or apartment, as there is so much to see and do with a day in Malta.

Weather in Catania, Sicily

Catania is among Italy’s hottest places. During the summer months, temperatures of 40°C are not uncommon, and although this makes beach holiday in the area remarkably enjoyable, if you would like to explore from a Catania villa, late spring or early autumn are top times to visit, still being hot, but not unbearably so. Even in the grips of winter, you are very unlikely to experience temperatures under 15°C from Catania accommodation.

Cheap flights to Catania, Sicily

The Aeroporto Fontanarossa or Catania Airport (CTA) is located 7km outside of the city centre. Flights to Catania Airport are provided by easyJet, ThomsonFly and British Airways from a selection of British airports including Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN).

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                                                                                                      Lovely view in Aci Castello

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                                                                                                      We used this house as a base to explore Eastern Sicily. It was great. Don't miss the square near the castle. We went on a Sunday and it was charming. Lovely landlady.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Very Basic, But Spacious accomadation, it served it's purpose very well & can't be faulted

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                                                                                                      We decided on this Villa as it was very spacious and offered the sleeping accomadation we required of up to 10-12 people as we had a family wedding in Taormina and it served it's purpose very well. Its very spacious but is basic with no frills or extra's but thats not a criticism as we knew exactly what we was renting but we didn't expect the strong smell of tobacco smoke as we arrived and i would recommend Michele to stop any future occupants from smoking within the villa, the stunning views over the mediterranean sea from the balcony are breathtaking and if anyone is able to rise at the crack of dawn you will witness the most beautiful sunrise ever over over the mediterranean sea. The rooms are very large and all the beds and linen are clean and very comfortable, the kitchen and dining room offer the bare esentials for what was needed and was more than adequate. It was ideally situated for my sons wedding and is in a ideal spot to venture out to other places of interest but the town of Pozzillo is a dead beat town with hardly any human activity, shops or anything whatsoever of interest and i strongly anybody renting this villa to make sure they have there own means of transport as the local bus or any public service is non-existant. We met Michele on the day of our arrival and his English was good and he was very friendly and accomadating and was very discreet and kept his distance and maybe too much as we couldn't log on to the wi-fi (three adults tried & failed) we contacted him on th the phone number given about wi-fi issues and messages left about the problem as well as our one day early departure on numerous occasions but no reply and contact was received from Michele prior to our departure we left one day early without handing over the keys to him. Also guests need to obtain Mosquito repellent as we were bitten beyond belief on our first night of arrival. But all in all our stay still receives a 5 star rating, only recommendation i can offer is, 1. Don't let Michele leave until all your appliance, Phones Laptops etc are connected to the wi-fi. 2. Michele stops all smoking within the villa, 3. Make sure occupants have their own transport to venture out of Pozzillo. 4. Come prepared with any anti Mosquito repellant on your arrival or you will regret it. 5. Make sure your up early enough to witness a sunrise over the Mediterranean as apart from the wedding it was the next best highlight of our stay. But still VERY happy with our stay.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017