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VRBO | F12 | Catania_ Original style in a perfect location!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Perfect location for 3 bedroom in front the medieval castle with winter garden

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 guarrantee confort 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 equippment to allow guests to feel at home. It's composed by 3 bedrooms very large and comfortables: 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 sqm ) has all the main amenities (fridge with freezer, kettle, microwaves, electric oven, toaster, boiler, pots) and it's directly connetcted with the hall-living room with sofas and armchairs with a SAT TV corner 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 mezzanin with relaxing sofa, home theatre, projector with maxi screen, surround. We have equipped home with the main technologic 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

Very positive feedback on the net


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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About Massimiliano

I am an architect 40 years old, working and living in Catania, on historical center. I love my job and I consider it very exciting because it gives me the tools to analyze the cities that I visit.

I love Brazil and Brazilian music (MPB), I also love jazz. I studied piano and when I do I like the jam sessions with friends in my home.

I love the cinema, reading, and good wine.

Self Catering Sicily is a Tourism network which I founded becasue, as traveller, I would like to help other traveller to make them to feel at home when they rent an holiday house. Part of the network are the owners of the house that I propose, who I know personally. My agency creates connection between good houses, good services and good guests. All this makes a good marketing.

I select and inspect houses in Catania and the whole Sicily, offering support and suggestions at guests.

I work directly in Catania center and i'm trying to expand my businnes in the whole Sicily.

Welcome to Sicily


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Massimiliano purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Massimiliano chose Catania

Perfect location for a stay in Catania. Apartment in front of the castle ursino a short walk from the Duomo, the main street and a few meters from the historic fish market. Castle Square ursino is a gastronomical center of the city and have focused a great deal of restaurants and clubs. This area is still alive and can be reached easily from here all the most representative of the city. Stazinoe a bus is about 5 minutes from where you can take the means to reach places such as Etna, Siracusa, Taormina, Noto, Piazza Armerina


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What makes this apartment unique

The neighborhood is alive day and notZona perfect for a stay in Catana. Apartment in front of the castle ursino a short walk from the Duomo, the main street and a few meters from the historic fish market. Castle Square ursino is a gastronomical center of the city and have focused a great deal of restaurants and clubs. This area is still alive and can be reached easily from here all the most representative of the city. Stazinoe a bus is about 5 minutes from where you can take the means to reach places such as Etna, Siracusa, Taormina, Noto, Piazza Armerinate, full of bars and restaurants of typical Sicilian cuisine where you can take a trip enograstronomico respectable at reasonable prices.


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Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
May 2016
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Catania Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


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VRBO | F12 | Catania_ Original style in a perfect location!
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 28 reviews

Great location. Lovely apartment.

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was lovely and clean with a great view of the castle out bedroom windows. We were 8 people, including my parents, my brother, sister in law and niece and my with my 2 kids and it worked great for us. The location was perfect for seeing the town, getting food from the open air market, and seeing the region.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay in Catania

  • 5 of 5

The apartment has lots of room and a great kitchen. It also has a view of the Castello Ursino. There are lots of good restaurants in the area. It is located near many famous sites and an open air market.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mill Bay

Balcony looks out over piazza and a castle!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 loved this apartment. It was absolutely amazing. Every bedroom has its own balcony. We looked out over a piazza and a castle. Massimilio was very helpful. There was lots of space for us. It even has a home theatre. We walked down the road to the famous fish market. It is an exciting place every morning and we bought fresh food for our meals. We were sad to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys :)
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you can not do any better than this place

  • 5 of 5

i could go on and about about how wonderful this place and person are....but there is no point. All you would read is ,... great...excellent.,...fabulous...kind... etc/ The biggest complement that I can give is that if any of my friends wanted to go to Cantania this is the best place you can find to stay!! Thanks MAX for a great stay!

The Boys

Halifax Nova Scotia

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Catania's Best

  • 5 of 5

It's difficult to imagine a better place to stay in Catania. First, Max is a fine host who patiently answered all of our questions, be they be logistical or "touristy". All aspects of the property were clean and functioning. Spacious bedrooms, all with balconies, and plenty of room for 3 couples. It is across the street from a medieval castle and within easy walking distance of virtually all historical sights. The food market just down the street supplied us with everything we needed during our 9-day stay. The fish section has to be seen to be believed. Restaurants of every kind are a stones throw away. I highly recommend this property to anyone fortunate enough to find it available.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gerard.. You are always very welcome here ::) Best
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london uk

Great apartment, central location

  • 5 of 5

This is a historic and beautiful apartment which we would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone considering a stay in this part of sicily. It is right opposite the medieval castle ursino and close to all the main historical sights. The open air food/fish market is within walking distance and is well worth a visit. There are plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance suiting every budget. Max - the owner - was very friendly and and answered all our queries. We had a great four days at the apartment and would stay there again should we return to sicily in the future.

Steve and Tonia

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Castiglione di Sicilia
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
catania centrale
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
catania - messina -palermo
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Volcano Etna
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $184.59
Pet Fee $61.53
Final cleaning $61.53

Free on-street parking is available.
Smoke is allowed only in open spaces (balconies)
Keep clean and order the place at your check out (take away rubbish)
heating system provided 4 hours per day ( 17/19 - 21/23)
Standard check in time is considered from 3pm till 9pm. Other check in time is allowed but please inform us in advance. The rental is supplied without centralized services in accordance with Law 431/98

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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