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Self Catering Sicily | F12 | Catania | VR


Property Details

Updated: Oct 17, 2016
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Elegant apartment recently renovated the property.

The property is an old family mansion of the early 900 right in front of one of the most representative monuments of the city of Catania : the Castello Ursino.

The house is well exposed, sunny and bright. The design (by the architect/owner) was prepared in every detail to give maximum comfort to guests. There is a heating system and air-conditioned in the main and common rooms and fan system in all other spaces. A accurate system to guarantee comfort and well stay. Thermal comfort has been taken into serious consideration in arranging the rooms and all openings have been equipped with solar shading system.

The wide open spaces and the exposure of the house provide a perfect stay in the middle of the city.

The spacious apartment is provided with all the accessories and equipment to allow guests to feel at home. It's composed by 3 bedrooms very large and comfortable: two of them, about 25sqm each, have a balcony with views of the medieval castle (each balcony has a breakfast table with 2 chairs very nice to have coffee, tea or aperitiv looking at the medieval castle) and another one, about 16 square meters ( with balcony) is equipped with air conditioning.

A large kitchen and dining room ( more than 25 sq m ) has all the main amenities (fridge with freezer, kettle, microwaves, electric oven, toaster, boiler, pots) and it's directly connected with the hall-living room with sofas and armchairs with a SKY TV (cinema, sport and football) and SAT TV and with a winter garden with a wonderful and amazing skylight. This is the heart of the whole apartment: the “winter garden” it's equipped with ornamental plants and a mezzanine with relaxing sofa, home theatre, projector with maxi screen, surround. We have equipped home with the main technology systems like with wifi free, smart led tv.

The house has 2 bathrooms ( one with bathtub) , laundry room , winter garden with a mezzanine relaxation.

The furniture is made from original pieces and is a mix of ancient and original (1800 and 1900) and from pieces of contemporary design. Particular attention has been given to the arrangement of the rooms. A particularity: were chosen beds in untreated natural wood and without metallic components to minimize the electromagnetic fields during the night.

The entire building is recent restored and is like a private and quite corner in the middle of the city, overlooking a wonderful castle and inserted in the heart of one of the gastronomical center of the city. the square on which the building faces is full of good restaurants where you can taste excellent traditional Sicilian dishes and good wines.

The historic market called 'La Pescheria' is just behind the corner. Few steps for the Duomo, Via Etnea, Roman amphitheater, opera house, amenano river. Five minutes walking from a bus station with connections to the main city around: Siracusa, Taormina, Ragusa, Noto, Agrigento, Palermo.

The rental is supplied without centralized services pursuant to Law 431/98

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Tourism company based in Catania for touristi purpose houses

Speaks: english

2 Reviews

2 traveler reviews


Catania city apt

  • 4 of 5

Great location.walk to city center,bakery, and restaurants.Plenty of room. Atrium would have been charming, but most of the plants were dead.Lack of ac would be a problem later in summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Anonymous P. Thanks for living the house dirty and full of garbage.. Next time try to trough away it before to leave the house and to check if the air condition could be a problem or not :) I want to inform you that the plants in the winter garden needs water to live; I really try to care about them but most of the time guests live there and, as you, they dont put water on the plants (is part of the house caring). Thats why you have found some plant almost dead :) I will replace plants as I do always. You are the first person who complains about that very nice space in the house :) (maybe you should have talking about the amazing cinema room under the sky in that space) :) Sorry, where have you seen the lack of airconditioning? you didnt realise that in the house there are airconditioning in different places and many fans ? YOu ddint ask to have airconditioning, so what you say is not true. Next time just ask or read better the advertt. Dear Patricia Anonymous, you started in a bad wy your stay in my place (not informing about your arrival time and, not inform me about your late arrival) you continued worst complaing about the costs of the flat (described in the advert) and leaving the flat in a big mess, and , at the end, writing something not true in this review. I hope you realise that is not the way to behave specially on holiday :) I wish you all the best.
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  • 5 of 5

Massimiliano was an excellent host and a pleasure to communicate with when doing the booking and very responsive while we were his guests. The flat was well furnished, clean and is the perfect location for our visit to Catania. You can walk to all the great spots in the city and the bakery right across the street was a special treat in the morning. If you are looking for a comfortable, well appointment place to call home in Catania, this is it. Thanks Massimiliano for making out stay so enjoyable. Hope to be back someday.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : catania at 3 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : various at 20 Metres Nearest Ferry : catania porto at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : picciolo at 35 Kilometres Nearest Train : catania centrale at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : a18 catania messina - a19 catania palermo at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : various at 10 Metres Nearest Ski : etna at 35 Kilometres Nearest Beach : playa at 1 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Catania is a perfect location to stay for one week or more and visit all the east (from north to south) cost of Sicily

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Jan 9 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $211
Pet Fee $32

Not included in the quoted price:
Fixed costs per booking € 50 per stay.
Heating if required to consumption (system with gas cylinders). Average consumption 10 € per day for 4 hours daily. Ask for details.
air conditioning, on request, 5€ per day
Free Parking allowed on the road. Nearby there are facilities for indoor parking with daily fee
The rental is supplied without centralized services in accordance with Law 431/98 without providing personal services.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Oct 17, 2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • zoo

Floor Area

  • 200 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

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