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Paterno: Sicily-Attic in front of the Norman castle of Paternò

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

In the heart of the historical city centre of Paternò, 15 mn away from Catania and Mount Etna, a bright panoramic attic with 180° breath-taking sight on the splendid historical hill of the town, Norman castle, Simeto river valley and Mount Etna. A 50 square meters terrace with barbecue. All the flat is furnished in typical Sicilian style and surrounded by picture windows that allow to enjoy the sight from every part. A double bed room and a living-room with kitchen equipped with a comfortable sofa bed for a total of 3-4 persons. A private bathroom with shower.

The origins of Paternò are old. They date back to a period before Antic Greece . The historical city centre is rich of Norman period monuments. On the hill, among others, you can find the castle constructed by Roger 2nd in 1072 and Santa Maria di Josaphat church built by countess Adele in 1092. In the lower part of the city, you can find the crenelated tower of the falconers (14th C.), Santa Barbara church, the Pantheon and others baroque monuments.

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monica mb eventi
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Paternò in Sicily

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Paterno: Sicily-Attic in front of the Norman castle of Paternò
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Appartamento confortevole dotato di tutto. Vista mozzafiato su Paternò e la valle dell'Etna.

  • 5 of 5

Bello,confortevole in ottima posizione e con una vista meravigliosa. La padrona una persona gentilissima e a disposizione. Direi una bella esperienza.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Genau wie auf den Bildern

  • 5 of 5

Die Unterkunft sah in der Realität genauso aus wie auf den Bildern, war sauber und gepflegt. Restaurants befinden sich gleich auf der anderen Straßenseite. Klare Weiterempfehlung.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Molto confortevole!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Bellissimo bilocale nel centro di Paternò. Molto curato e confortevole. Si gode di una bellissima vista panoramica sulla città e sull'Etna. La veranda è molto comoda. Si presenta esattamente come in foto. Proprietaria molto disponibile e gentile. Ottima esperienza. Consigliatissima!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ospiti graditissimi, tornate presto.
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semaine de vacances en avril 2013

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes très satisfaits de notre séjour en Sicile. La propriétaire était très aimable et l'appartement est plutôt bien situé pour ceux qui veulent visiter la partie est de l'ile. Seul bémol, la ville qui n'est vraiment pas propre. Mais etant donne que nous y étions uniquement pour le soir, ce n'était pas gênant.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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"La mansarda a Paternò è...

  • 5 of 5

"La mansarda a Paternò è magnifica,un posto unico,esclusivo nel cuore di una Sicilia che merita di essere scoperta e apprezzata.

Pulizia,discrezione,tranquillità,pur essendo nel cuore della bella cittadina che va scoperta pian piano,camminando per le strade e parlando con la gente,gentile,rispettosa,accogliente.Panificio,

macelleria,fruttivendolo,fermate del bus veramente a due passi.Non manca niente,arredata con gusto e fornita di,tutto,anche di bei libri,guide e..arance magnifiche.QUI SI RIPOSA IN LENZUOLA DI SETA RICAMATE,GRAZIE ALLA FAMIGLIA CALCAGNO-RAPISARDA.Torneremo spero quando il profumo delle zagare salirà dalla valle del Simeto,su,su sul magnifico cielo.e la bianca montagna l''Etna occhieggerà sbuffando dalla terrazza con barbecue."

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Catania Fontanarossa
Nearest Barpub
sotto casa
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Sotto casa
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Monte Etna
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
catania la Playa
Car: not necessary

You can join Paternò by bus or by train with the old “Circumetnea” following an amazing railways journey around Mount Etna, which is particularly recommended.

The flat is located in the heart of the town, which is full of shops and Sicilian cake shops where it is possible to enjoy local gastronomy, especially “tavola calda” with for example “cartocciata”, pizzas, or a delicious almond, pistachio or blackberry “granita”.

Distances from most interesting locations : Simeto river cuts across a few miles far from Paternò the homonymous valley that walkers will love to discover. The Simeto is famous for its amber, called “simetite”. The other interesting route is the one that leads to the discovery of Mount Etna. The way to follow is the road towards Ragalna to join the southern side of the volcano, about 2000 meters high, near Sapienza refuge and cable-way. Finally, Paternò is 79 km far from Syracuse and 75 km far from Taormina.


The feast for Santa Barbara, the patron of Paternò, starts on December 4th and ends with the “eighth day” on Dcember 11th. The name of the saint is invoked during storms or fires since 1780 when, during a volcanic eruption, her relics were brought by faithfuls near Ragalna and lava flow stopped miraculously.

It is finally possible to visit many farms and water mills which proliferated during the last centuries in the Paternò area. Some of them, especially in Bella Cortina and Salinelle areas (Acqua Grassa) are still visible and even conserved their big cherry wheel.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Paternò, Catania

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
gennaio aprile
1 Jan 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
aprile ottobre
24 Apr 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Spese di pulizia £25
Pet Fee £0

Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario non presente in loco

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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