Apartment with 2 large bedrooms, 4 beds, kitchen, air-conditioned
- English, Italian
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Great location, clean well appointed apartment.
The apartment is well appointed, and clean. Water, wine, jams and biscuits to get you started was much appreciated. Communication with Danilo was very quick and helpful. We rented a car and generally found it easy to park around the property. The location is in the heart of the market and restaurants so lots of graffiti and trash but looking beyond and you'll find live music in open air squares, and local Hangouts with books for the choosing. A short walk to via Etena and so many sites.
Lezli and Rob were perfect guests! Nice and friendly it was a pleasure to meet and host Them. It was a pleasure to talk to Them too, Lezli speak Italian very well! The house was left tidy and clean. Recommended!
Danilo checked us in the shortly after we landed in Catania, and he was extremely helpful the entire trip. He helped us find places to eat and even booked a tour for us up to Mt. Etna. The house was just as shown, and some parts were even nicer. It was an incredible place to stay with a perfect location, and we would definitely stay there again.
Lovely apartment, wonderful location, delightful host
As first-time visitors to Sicily, we chose Catania as our first port of call simply for the convenience of the airport and fight schedules. Thanks to this lovely apartment, and the warm, engaging personality of Rosanna who met us upon arrival, we fell in love with this under-appreciated, vibrant city.
Others have mentioned the fabulous location of the apartment, right in the historic heart of Catania just steps from the famous fish market (not to mention vegetable, fruit, meat, cheese, bread and herb vendors) and the Piazza del Duomo with its famed Elephant Fountain. It's also just a few minutes' walk to landmarks like the Castello Ursino, Teatro Massimo Bellini, and the prime commercial street of Via Etnea, that runs straight up into the foothills of Mount Etna which hovers above the city like a mirage. You can walk everywhere from this apartment, and we did.
The photos don't do the apartment justice. It's surprisingly spacious, painted in warm gold, terracotta and sage, with gorgeous vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows in each room, opening to Juliette balconies. The eat-in kitchen is equipped with everything you need to prepare, cook and serve food -- including a wide range of condiments, olive oil, tea and coffee, even pasta. The bottle of good local wine waiting to welcome us was much appreciated!
Of the countless bars and restaurants in the vicinity, we enthusiastically endorse Rosanna's recommendation: try Da Antonio Trattoria. They dish up wonderful food at reasonable prices - again, just steps from the apartment.
This review wouldn't be complete without a renewed accolade for Rosanna. She's fluent in English (a native Sicilian as well as expat American), personable, knowledgeable, and hands-on if needed.. When the water in the entire apartment building unaccountably turned off early one morning, Rosanna responded to our message instantly and everything was fixed in short order.
Highly recommended, with thanks!
Cozy clean apartment near everything
We enjoyed our stay in a cozy apartment for two. Rosaria and her son-in-law Danilo, welcomed us with a bottle of wine. The apartment has all conveniences, and merely two blocks from the fish market so we could buy our dinners to cook. Though the outside of the building looks scruffy the inside was just fine. Rosaria and Danilo offered suggestions and information. At one point in our stay the clothes washer didn’t work. In spite of a family medical issue Rosaria came that day and fixed it. Very attentive!
Location, location, location!!!
Wonderful apartment with everything you could possibly want or need in the middle of the historic center steps from everything including the famous outdoor market. Rosaria is a wonderful host and the city of Catania a joy!
Perfect apartment in perfect location!
Cheerful, tastefully decorated, comfortable apartment conveniently located very near market and many restaurants. The air conditioning was amazing, as it was quite hot this July. Hosts were gracious, helpful, and charming. A perfect place to stay while visiting Catania.
Chiara's house overlooks a small alley and, despite being in the heart of Catania, and a few steps away from the oldest open-air market in the city, you will be surprised about how quiet it is. We are in the historic center, between the medieval Ursino Castle and the triumph of the Baroque, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another UNESCO site is mount Etna, whose peak is visible from all across the city, just 40 km away. Around you, the ancient craft shops, restaurants and traditional taverns, pizzerias, pastry shops and pubs to suit all tastes.Just a little walk and you can reach Piazza Mazzini, the Ursino Castle, via Etnea, via Crociferi, the Pescheria (the open/air market), the Amenano Fountain, the Bellini Playhouse, the Greek Theater the church of San Nicolò l'Arena, the Benedictine Monastery and a lot more. The beach Plaia is only three kilometers away and is easily accessible by public transport. The bus stop for Syracuse, Ragusa, Palermo can be reached on foot in a few minutes.The bus stop for Taormina and Messina is in front of the Central Train Station, easily accessible by public transport.