Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815

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

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
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.

More Details

Monica mb eventi
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12.00 / Check-out: 10.00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
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
  • 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


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

69% Complete
23% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
7% Complete
Paterno: Sicily-Attic in front of the Norman castle of Paternò
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 13 reviews

Stylish Apartment with lovely terrace

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is attractively furnished (some antiques), comfortable bed, very good linen and towels and a large terrace with views including Mt. Etna. There is a lift to the 6th floor, then 2 flights of stairs to the apartment. Parking is free but the driving is manic! The manager Monica was excellent and the owner (who lives on the floor below) very welcoming. Paterno is a working town with many cafes and bars but no upmarket restaurants within walking distance. There is a small supermarket a few doors away (very good meat products) and the larger ones are on the outskirts. There is no wine shop and the small stores keep only cartons & plastic bottles. There are a couple of vegetable shops nearby. The fridge has no ice compartment Most beachside restuarants were also still closed at this time of year.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Nie wieder

  • 1 of 5

Sehr schöne Wohnung,nur sollte man auch sagen, dass sie an einer sehr lauten Straße ist.Der Lärm ist bei Tag und Nacht.Von Erholung keine Spur.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

een prachtige plek op een zeer goede locatie

  • 4 of 5

Wij hebben 3 dagen op deze hele leuke plek gezeten met een balkon waar het 's avonds prima vertoeven was. Het uitzicht is prachtig en de buurt heeft alles wat je direct nodig hebt inclusief een plein met een heerlijk cafe waar je van 's morgens 7.00 tot 's nachts 01.00 terecht kunt voor koffie en heerlijke CampariSpritz. Als wij nog eens deze kant op gaan, wordt dit weer onze logeerplek

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Nice appertment with great views

  • 4 of 5

Only a/c did not worked so well with 40 degrees Celcius. And no a/c or fan in the bedroom, so we slept on the sleeping couch. But overall very nice

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Sehr schöne Dachwohnung mit fantastischer Aussicht!

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns hier sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Dachterrasse ist riesig mit einer wunderbaren Rundumsicht. Die Wohnung ist hell und gemütlich mit einer sehr angenehmen Atmosphäre.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Herrliche Ferienwohnung im siebten Stock

  • 4 of 5

Die Wohnung ist bestens eingerichtet, der Blick von der Dachterrasse einfach nur spektakulär. Allerdings muss man das italienische Leben lieben, speziell am Wochenende, denn man ist wirklich mittendrin. Aber wenn man sich darauf einlässt, kann man das nicht-touristische Leben sehr genießen. Zumal die Bewohner wirklich liebenswerte Menschen sind.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


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, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Spese di pulizia £26.39
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Ask Owner a Question

You might like these similar holiday rentals