The Suite Under the Castle is a lovely apartment on the sea located in the old fischerman town of Acicastello(near Catania) in east Sicily ideal for couples looking for a special and relaxing experience among sea, sun and history. The suite under the castle, a stage of emotions.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 10, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The apartment was beautiful inside and had fabulous views.
The apartment was brilliantly situated with easy access to the sea, the restaurants in the square and shops . The air conditioning was a life saver at night in the bedroom! The local people were friendly and very helpful . Valeria herself was very welcoming and helpful both before and during the visit . We would recommend this place wholeheartedly.
A very relaxing holiday in a great appartment
The no-smoking apartment is situated in a narrow street just off the Piazza Castello, which is the centre of the local community. A long flight of steep stone stairs lead up to the apartment which is pleasantly furnished and spacious. The pro’s far outweigh the con’s. It has all the fittings a holidaymaker could expect, including a very large and comfy bed, a well-appointed kitchen and a wide patio/balcony which offers plenty of room to relax, with a view across the harbour to Aci Trezza at the other end of the bay. The patio gets full sun from dawn until early afternoon, after which it provides a shady place to relax and enjoy the view and the cooling sea breezes. The front balcony is much smaller than the rear and overlooks Via Gugliemo Marconi, which is a relatively quiet street which leads from the harbour to Piazza Castello.
The kitchen is compact but very usable, with a gas cooker, fridge freezer and all the usual utensils and crockery. The shower is very good, however a larger person might have trouble getting in an out as the door opening is limited. Wi-Fi is available, but it can be intermittent as the internet connection is via the local mobile phone network, as opposed to a dedicated broadband connection.
Food and drink
There are some very excellent restaurants in the vicinity of the apartment, particularly around Piazza Castello, most of which specialise in fish and seafood. Meat dishes are not so easy to find, with the possible exceptions of spaghetti carabonara and pizza diavola, but the standard of food is as exceptional as it is authentic. There are a couple of very intimate and pleasant wine bars, though not of the sort the average English city dweller would recognise. Sit outside and relax with a glass of the local wine for around Euro3 and don’t forget to bring a 1ltr plastic bottle to take some home with you. We found the best one was Cantina Palu, on Via Salvia. It is literally on a street corner and features large vats of local wine for filling the aforementioned plastic bottles, as well as the usual cocktails and spirits. It is very small but all the better for that. Right opposite is the restaurant Il Cortile Delle Fate (Courtyard of the Fairies), which is the best restaurant we’ve been to in Aci Castello.
Beautiful original Sicilian apartment.
The apartment was truly Sicilian with its furnishings and wonderful fresco. The host, Valeria , was lovely and went to great lenghs to make sure we were comfortable. The views from the balcony are stunning. Be sure to see a sunrise. Literally a stones throw from the piazza with a selection of friendly bars and restaurants. Very few touristswhich was lovely. You felt very much part of the community. Overall, a beautiful apartment with a lovely host in a part of the real Sicily.
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Fantastic apartment overlooking the sea in the centre of Aci Castello. The apartment has a lovely painted high ceiling spacious bedroom. A large sitting room, small kitchen and bathroom. But the terrace is where most of our time was spent as it overlooks the sea and castle - east facing so sun at breakfast. Valeria was very helpful and waited for us despite the fact we were quite late getting there (22:30). She had very thoughtfully left a few basic provisions for us bread, milk, marmalade etc and some beer!
If you are planning to drive take a small car as parking is limited and the roads quite narrow.
Walking on one of the paths up the side of Mount Etna was one of the highlights although choose your day as it can get both chilly and cloudy.
Thank you for for your kind rewiew! I appreciate v.m.
I would like to point out that for personal reasons, check inn is between 4 pm and 6 pm.
As well specified in the site.
Superb apartment with wonderful views
We were met at the apartment by Valeria who was extremely kind and welcoming taking the time to show us around the property and providing details of places to see, where to shop, eat and other very useful information. She provided a first class service and was available by phone or email throughout our stay. From the moment we entered the apartment we were delighted, the standard throughout was superb with the delicately restored fresco ceilings, beautiful mosaic tiled floors and thoughtful attentiveness given to furnishings. The kitchen was well equipped and kindly stocked with various basic necessities together with some delightful extras! A mention must also be made to the very kind and friendly neighbour who provided us with a generous gift of sea food and also made us very welcome, inviting us for a swim by the castle with her friends.
We spent many hours and ate all our meals on the large terrace overlooking the sea and castle just watching the fishing boats, people enjoying sea activities and taking in the spectacular views of the Cyclop Islands.
The entire apartment and surrounding area is quiet and private providing the perfect location for a truly relaxing holiday.
Thank you again Valeria for sharing with us your beautiful island of Sicily.
I was absolutely delighed t to have them! They appreciate the fresco ceiling and the spettacular wiew of the sea from the terrace,day and night, a wonderful present for them, every day different and beautiful. !! I hope all that pictures will remain in their minds for a very long time!
Beautiful apartment, relaxing vacation
Thank you for making our stay in Aci Castello so special. The apartment was very peaceful and quiet. We especially enjoyed sitting on the balcony in the evening and the fireworks at night from Aci Trezza Some days were very hot , but the air conditioning in the bedroom made us comfortable. The fresh bread, fruit and supplies in the kitchen were a nice touch. Valeria, you think of everything.
From the airport take direction for Catania seaport and then just follow the coastline northbound direction for 15Km to Acicastello. From the motorway, exit at Acireale, then join SS121 street soutbound for about 8KM to Acicastello
(Text automatically translated) The restaurants and pizzerias in Aci Castello, are so close that they do not need to move in maccchina.I Bars are numerous and of good quality to enjoy breakfast in the true granita, ice cream and all the specialties siciliane.Ad Acitrezza then you will find many local and the 'office of the Marine Protected Area to reserve your. excursions.
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Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Tariffe in funzione del numero di persone. In caso di terzo ospite aggiungere 10 euro/notte. Deposito cauzionale, Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario non presente in loco. Check in from 4 pm to 6 pm, check out 10.30 am