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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights



First floor.Sleeps 4.Total floor area including terraces 120 sq.m.Two bedrooms. A renovated, elegant apartment in Art Nouveau, stunning for its sturdy structure with thick walls and concave ceilings, 5 m. high, A spacious master bedroom, finely enhanced with Sicilian furnishing: a double bed, a closet, a delicate, floral porcelain chandelier, and a LCD TV on the wall. Across the hallway, a bright bedroom with twin beds. Adjacent is a large bathroom complete with tub and shower. A living/dining room with a comfortable sofa, a dining table and chairs, a LCD satelliteTV on the wall and most of all, free WI-FI access for your laptop. A kitchen with a wide sink and cooking range in stainless steel, a washing machine. Wide glass doors open out to two adjoining terraces, excellent for dining alfresco or just lazing around. There is also a private carpark. Ideal holiday home rental for families, couples or groups.

About the property

HOMES to stay to see CATANIA

HOMES TO STAY TO SEE CATANIA are three self-catering apartments:

CONTE RUGGERO OVERLOOKING THE TOWN (second floor) is the newest among the three apartments.CONTE RUGGERO with TERRACES (first floor) & CONTE RUGGERO with COURTYARD (ground floor), all within the same building. This historic Art Nouveau building was constructed way back in 1938 but is now completely renovated. It is a sturdy structure with thick walls. All three apartments are just as spacious and comfortable as the other, all three complete with modern facilities. There is also a large private carpark. We live closeby ready to offer any assistance, above all to assure you a pleasant Sicilian holiday, all these and many more at a good price.

The location is ideal for many reasons. These apartments are only about a kilometer to the nearest beach 'FONDACHELLO'. Bakeries (panifici), pastry shops (pasticcerie), ice cream parlors (gelaterie), snack bars (tavola calda), supermarkets (supermercati), banks (le banche), the post office (ufficio postale), the church (la chiesa), pharmacies (le farmacie), the playground (il parco da gioco) and the town square (la piazza) are all within walking distance.. Mascali is surrounded by many known tourist spots like Mt. Etna, Taormina, the castle of Calatabiano, il Castello degli Schiavi, the gorge of Alcantara, the baroque cities of Acireale, Catania and Siracusa, just to mention a few. This is the perfect base for families, couples or groups visiting Catania, the eastern side of the Sicily, known also as the greener side of the island. Thanks to Mt Etna, fruit trees and orchards are abundant in this fertile land. Lemon and orange plantations and vineyards cover the hillslide down the volcanic slopes.

Don't miss more nearby attractions like: GIARRE, a nearby town ideal for a shopping spree down Corso Italia and along via Callipoli; CONFORAMA, a commercial center on SS114; other malls of Catania are PORTE di CATANIA, ETNAPOLIS, and CENTRO SICILIA. A great way of visitng the surrounding towns around ETNA would be to take a ride on the FERROVIA CIRCUMETNEA (the 'Railway around the Etna'); RIPOSTO, known for its fresh fish market; go and see the PORTO dell'ETNA where one can go on a boat ride or simply watch the harbor from the panoramic restaurant while enjoying one's delicious Sicilian meal, this is also a great place to try the famous Sicilian sherbet 'granita' for breakfast; visit GURNA, an extraordinary Natural Reserve within the territory of MASCALI and FIUMEFREDDO; the vineyards of SANTA VENERINA, SANT'ALFIO, MILO, LINGUAGLOSSA, excellent wine producing towns; within less than 30 minutes of pleasant driving is IL PICCIOLO, a 18 hole golf course; farther up on ETNA's northern side; a must is PIANA PROVENZANA, from where one can join a S.T.A.R. excursion on a jeep up till the crater. Here you will also find a skiing resort. As for night life, TAORMINA, CASTELMOLA, GIARDINI-NAXOS, ACIREALE and CATANIA are all excellent for fine dining,pubs, bars, night clubs and discotheques. You name it, we've got it.

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Maria Mondello
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Maria Mondello

I was born in New York, grew up in Manila, studied in Madrid and Perugia and finally settled down here in Mascali, my husband's hometown. Agostino (a retired middle school professor) and I have been living here since we were married in 1969. Our three adult kids live not too far away from us so we often get together along with our three grandkids. Ever since I can recall we have always hosted family and friends from abroad. These were all rewarding years which always bring back pleasant memories. Today, we get even more satisfaction offering our apartments to guests in search of a home away from home. Since we ourselves love traveling we know what it means to be guests in another land. I love Sicily and I know you too will just fall in love with 'our enchanting island in the sun' and even more, the warm-hearted Sicilians. 'A presto!' ( See you soon!)

For more information, call

Maria +393484499002 VIBER or WHATSAPP


Agostino +393479019433

Maria Mondello purchased this apartment in 1996

Guestbook comments from the owner


シチリア旅行時の滞在先として10日間、4歳児と1歳児の家族4人で滞在しましたが、清潔感のある部屋と広いテラスで子供達も喜んで遊んでいました。 レンタカーによる移動がベースでしたが、高速の出口が近かったのでタオルミーナやカターニャ、シラクーサ、エトナ山等シチリア東部の主要な観光地へのアクセスも良く、海岸線までも2キロほどの距離でした。 また大家さんも大変親切かつフレンドリーな方で、近辺の美味しいお店等を教えていただき、またレンタカーでのトラブルがあった時も色々と助けていただき大変助かりました。
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Mascali in Sicily

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • master bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(46 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.869565 based on 85 reviews

July 2016

  • 5 of 5

I rented this apartment for 9 days in July, 2016. The apartment was lovely. It was very clean and comfortable. The apartment and grounds are well maintained. All of the mechanics of the apartment were in good working condition. The two air conditioners (one in each bedroom), kept the entire apartment nice and cool. The apartment is spacious and although I was traveling alone, there is plenty of room for four comfortably. There is a king sized bed in the master bedroom and two twin beds in the second bedroom. The terrace is very spacious and was a great place to have espresso in the morning and also enjoy in the evening. It was always shaded with a nice breeze. I parked on the street right in front of the door to the building. Maria and Ago were very nice people and I enjoyed meeting them and staying in their lovely apartment. I would stay here again, and recommend it to anyone looking for a clean, comfortable place to stay while sight seeing in beautiful Sicily.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mai 2016

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten einen tollen Urlaub in dieser schönen Villa, geräumig, super gepflegt, komfortabel, sauber. Große Terrasse.Perfekt. Sehr nettes Vermieter-Ehepaar.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Wonderful Base for Touring Eastern Sicily

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't fault this property or the location at all. The apartment was clean, comfortable and spacious for all three of us. The kitchen was fully equipped, with an automatic gas hob and large family fridge. The bathroom was spacious and included a Jacuzzi bath. We particularly enjoyed relaxing and eating our meals on the large terrace which was on two sides of the apartment.

The apartment was ideally located in a quiet part of Mascali, though not far from the main street and amenities including a very good well-stocked supermarket. Having hired a car to tour the area, it was very useful to be able to park it securely within the grounds of the property.

Mascali is ideal as a base for touring eastern Sicily. We soon became accustomed to driving on the A18/E45 and also the region's local roads. In two weeks we were able to visit Mount Etna, Taormina, Messina, Catania, the Alcantara Gorge, Savoca, and various beaches, as well as lots of other interesting places inbetween. My husband and son even had a round of golf at the Picciolo Golf Club (only 30-40 mins. from Mascali.)

Maria and her husband Agostino were extremely welcoming and helpful, - particularly when we had a puncture. Agostino took my husband to his local garage where the damaged tyre was easily replaced.

Without hesitation we would recommend this property to friends and relatives and wish that they would have a very enjoyable holiday as we had.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Schöne Wohnung

  • 5 of 5

Die Wohnung im ersten Stock war wirklich schön, sauber und sie hatte eine gute gepflegte Einrichtung.

Auch Wlan und alle Deutschen Fernsehprogramme konnten empfangen werden.

Desweiteren sind in den zwei Schlafzimmern jeweils eine Klimaanlage vorhanden.

Die Terasse war groß und gut möbliert (Liegen, 3 Sitzgruppen, Grill und Sonnenschirm), man hatte immer Schatten aber auch einen sonnigen Teil.

Die Besitzer waren immer hilfsbereit und freundlich.

Der Strand liegt ca. 2 Kilometer entfernt, auch mehrere Bäckereien und Metzgereien sind fußläufig erreichbar.

Parkplätze sind in der Seitenstraße ausreichend vorhanden.

Einzige negative Punkte sind eine relativ viel befahrene Straße und kaum Restaurants in fußläufiger Nähe.

Wir können die Wohnung auf jeden Fall weiter empfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice appartment!

  • 4 of 5

Appartment with two terraces is very nice, clean and ideal for holidays! In the very heart of Mascali

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Незабываемый отдых у Марии в Маскали!

  • 5 of 5

Мы провели несколько дней в апартаментах с террасой, приехав на машине с запада Сицилии уже поздно вечером. Более радушного и теплого приема со стороны хозяев трудно представить! Наш ждал теплый ужин на столе, фрукты и вино в холодильнике и все необходимое для завтрака. Апартаменты очень уютные, кругом идеальная чистота!Расположение очень удачное, доехали по навигатору без проблем, рядом центральная улица и площадь, все магазины и кафе ( все самые лучшие советы мы получили от наших хозяев!), до пляжа несколько мин на машине. До Этны - немного подальше. Прекрасный вид на нее открывается прямо с верхней террасы дома, где также утром можно наблюдать восход солнца прямо над морем!

Рядом и Катания ,и очаровательная Таормина и , несколько маленьких симпатичных городков, где утром можно зайти на рыбные рынки. Сиракузы - немного подальше, но стоит и туда заехать.

Так что здесь могут прекрасно отдыхать и любые компании ( не зависимо от возраста), и семьи с детьми, тем более, что более внимательных и заботливых хозяев вряд ли можно найти!

Спасибо огромное Марии и Августину за такой радушный прием! Надеемся встретиться еще раз!

Татьяна с друзьями из Санкт-Петербурга

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Catania Fontanarossa
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Mascali, amidst tourist spots: the quaint town of Taormina,the mysterious gorges of Alcantara,Riposto” Port of Etna.Discover baroque cities: Acireale,Catania, Ragusa and the ancient city of Magna Graecia, Siracusa.Mascali(population 12,350), the ideal starting point to explore eastern Sicily,the greenest side of Sicily.Ride a jeep till the top of Etna, affectionately called the Good Giant, for a stunning view of her majesty over her subjects,enchanting villages down her gentle slopes.The countryside is verdant and varied.See the spectacular 2000 yr chestnut tree,under which, Queen Joan of Aragona and her knights sought shelter during a thunderstorm.Mascali can boast of its excellent pastry shops and bars, pizzerias and restaurants.Enjoy typical dishes like ARANCINI(deep-fried rice croquettes,PASTA ALLA NORMA(spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce, fried eggplants),meat patties grilled between lemon leaves,PASTE DI MANDORLA,CANNOLI DI RICOTTA, NERELLO MASCALESE.Surely all too good to miss.


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