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This apartment is very basic: no a/c, no wifi, minimally equipped kitchen, no microwave. However, we didn't care. It has a beautiful deck, as you can see in the photo, that has a fabulous view over the sea. The deck is large, and after mid-morning, is in the shade. We were told by the very kind hostess (who speaks a serviceable English) that we could just leave the windows and doors open, since no one could enter from street level. This is exactly what we did. First thing in the morning, we would step out with our coffee and enjoy the view. We didn't need a/c, because there was a nice breeze. There is a good grocery store within walking distance, and many wonderful restaurants in town. The beach is rocky, so bring your water shoes. It is a short trip to Catania itself, but find a way to take a bus, because the driving is insane! And oh yes, they provide a nice, safe place for your car in their courtyard. The hostess is very charming and helpful. We had to arrive later than planned, and she graciously waited until we arrived to get us settled. It is a good location for getting to Taormina, Syracuse, and the Piazza Armerina. You can also take harbor tours and paddle boats to explore the water.