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Welcome to the heart of Catania

Bedrooms 1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

In the heart of Catania, a lovely two-room apartments stylish design

The flat is a delightful holiday house two rooms in one of the oldest buildings in Catania, palace 'La Piana'

Beautifully decorated, air-conditioned and consists of a large living room with sofa bed, a kitchenette and a bedroom with double bed, bathroom with shower, walk-in closets and two balconies with a beautiful view over the square of the University. There are about 80 square meters.

The area is full of excellent restaurants, where a drink in the evening, and all the shops in the center.

You can walk to the main sites of historical and archaeological interest. Among the places of interest close immediately: the Duomo, the Greek amphitheater and the Odeon, the Benedictine Monastery, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Baths Achilliane, the Terme della Rotonda, the well of Gammazita, the river Amenano, Biscari Palace , Via Etna, Teatro Bellini maximum.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Catania in Province of Catania

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30 / Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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Welcome to the heart of Catania
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Brilliant apartment, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is two rooms in an old palace, with fantastic views over one of the busiest piazzas in catania. While we were there, we had constant entertainment right outside our window. The kitchen is quite limited but the local restaurants are fantastic. Fresh fish, often still flapping about comes direct from the daily fish market.

Max is the perfect host and set us up with a tour of mount etna with his friend Marco. You have to do the tour

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations!

  • 4 of 5

Massimiliano's apartment is the best we have found on our European travels! Everything is just as described; a spacious, elegant apartment with everything provided. The views from both balconies over the Piazza are stunning, day and night - a great place to watch the world go by and get a really good impression of life in this fascinating city. Most of the attractions are within easy walking distance, as are the markets and supermarket. As you would expect, cafes and restaurants around the main piazzas are pricier than those a little further away. We found two good restaurants in Piazza Mazzini, both fine for vegetarians too, but there are so many to choose from. The public transport system is a little confusing, so we used tourist buses from Piazza del Duomo. From there you can visit Etna, take a trip north up the coast or go further afield in smaller minibus trips.

After a busy day out it was always good to return to the lovely apartment and relax. It was a perfect base for a fantastic city break. An unforgettable week!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Old World Charm

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful apartment - old world charm with eclectic touches. Location was beyond belief and owner was exceptionally accommodating. I would definitely book this apartment again!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay in Catania. Excellent location in the center of the city. The apartment is spacious and clean. It is equipped with all the things you need. Max was an excellent host. Easily accessible and always willing to help. Met us at the apartment when we arrived. Explained all the details of the apartment and told us about the surroundings. Places to visit and eat. We definitely enjoyed our stay there.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I found this rental very clean and spacious . Massimiliano (Max) was a great host. The location is perfect and very safe. It was close to all the best shops and restaurants. Catania is a great city. There is a pizza shop across the hall that was awesome. I didn't even know it was there until our 2nd night so there was no problem with noise or traffic. Very convenient for a late night craving. I would recommend this apartment to my friends for sure. I will also be back for I visit to Italy a lot . Thanks Max for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Catanian Palazzo

  • 5 of 5

The wonderful apartment is located in the heart of Catania. It is large, beautiful designed and an excellent starting point for sightseeing, shopping and going out in the evening. Catania itself is lively. The surrounding region offers many possibilities for daytrips.

We loved the famous fish market nearby where we could buy fresh fruits, vegetables and fish every day.

Massimiliano is very good host. We found everything we needed for the first evening and the next morning at our arrival like water, juice, coffee, tea, fruits, bread, yam etc. He was very helpful in every respect of our stay.

Alltogether the place is brilliant for people who love urban living. Therefore we enjoyed out stay very much.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Catania Cathedral
Fountain of the Elephant
Chiesa di San Nicolò all'Arena
Roman Amphitheatre
Teatro Bellini
Piazza dell'Università
Castello Ursino
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Catania, Sicily

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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