Prestigious penthouse in the city centre, unique location in front of the Castello Ursino, an iconic monument of the Catania’s history, built by Frederick II of Swabia and dating back to the thirteenth.
The penthouse and the entire “palazzo” were entirely restored by the owner, is an architect, and despite being in the heart of the historical centre you can appreciate a great tranquillity and privacy. The privileged position within the tourist route of Catania makes this unique and very comfortable accommodation for your stay in the city and to visit the best attractions in the eastern part of Sicily. Even without a car (the bus station is 5 minutes), you can easily visit by bus or train: Siracusa, Ragusa, Noto, Marzamemi, Vendicari, Piazza Armerina, Pantalica, Taormina, Agrigento, Messina, Acireale. The closest bus station is just 5 minute walk.
From the penthouse, with short walks, you can visit almost all the main tourist points of the city (Roman amphitheatre, Odeon, yarrow spas, baths of round, Benedictine monastery, Piazza Duomo and the Cathedral, Via Etna, Bellini Park, Via Crociferi, the Amenano River, Pozzo di Gammazia, Teatro Massimo Bellini (Opera House) and much more. In the evening this area becomes the gastronomic centre of the city with a wide offer of restaurants, pizzerias, bars and “chiosco” (the open-air bar which sells refreshing drinks). With transport in 10 minutes, you can reach sandy beaches and/or volcanic rock, Mount Etna in about 40 minutes by car or bus (departing from the central station).
The house has been renovated a few years ago in a contemporary style and respecting some old and preexisting decorations and details, the tradition and the historical nature of the site and the building. Most part of the furniture is designed by the architect, except for some iconic vintage original pieces from the last century and some other modernist pieces. The entire flat is rented for your use, is located on the second floor of a building of 1900, and is composed of two levels: the first level living area with a large open plan lounge with a relaxation area and a dining area for 6 persons. For your entertainment, we provide a Home theatre, Dolby surround, Full HD projector, hi-fi system with Airplay.
At the same level, there is a large modern and full equipped kitchen, and a bathroom decorated with original tiles from the last century. Dominant on this floor is the roof garden terrace overlooking the castle: is equipped with tables and chairs. A fantastic place for relaxing dinners and breakfasts with an excellent “granita”.
On the upper level, there are two large bedrooms ensuite for a total of 4 people, and a spare room (office) with a comfortable double sofa bed. The main bedroom is directly connected to the second terrace garden with a private sun deck, outdoor shower and a beautiful view of volcano Etna. On the same second level, there is also the laundry area. The house is equipped with everything, including broadband fibre access and free WIFI .
The house is 10 minutes from the airport, 10 min from the train station and 5 min (walking) from the main street of the shopping. A 5 min taxi is the bus terminal to Taormina (40 min), Siracusa and Ortigia (30 min) and other picturesque locations on the island.
Easy parking in the area if you arrive by car.
WIFI : Fibre Optic
Project and interior design by Bureau69
Catania’s historical centre is UNESCO Heritage site. His baroque style is representative all over the world. The area of the Castello Ursino, where the apartment is located, is the heart of the city. The old folk tradition, proximity to the historical market of the fish, the Baroque context, make it fascinating. The location is central and from here you can visit all the main tourist and historical sites of the city: greek ancient theater , Romans amphitheater, Roman baths, the underground city, opera house, museum, diocesan museum.
A few minutes by car or bus you can reach the sandy beaches (south side) and those of black volcanic stone (north side).
A few steps away is the bus linking the city of Catania and Taormina, Siracusa, Noto, Ragusa, Palermo etc …
The neighborhood is alive day and night a perfect area where to spend holiday in Catania. The apartment is located just in front the “Ursino” Castle a short walk from the Duomo (5 minutes), the main street and a few meters from the historic fish market (3 minutes). In 5 minutes walking you can reach the bus station where its possible to take buses to Etna, Syracuse, Taormina, Noto, Piazza Armerina.
All the area around the castle and fish market is rich in bars and restaurants of typical Sicilian cuisine where you can have a gastronomic tour at reasonable prices.
Other things to note
Everything is included in the booking price except:
Security/damage deposit (to pay on site at arrival): €500. Payment methods: paypal, cash. This amount will be refunded when you check out. Wifi (fiber optic) included.
City Tax €2 per guest/night (from 16 years old) for the first 4 nights. Free Parking allowed on the street.
The rental is supplied in accordance with Law 431/98.