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The garden and the pool
The garden and the pool
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The green room
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..a possible winter activity: beach
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Catania, Province of Catania, Sicily

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BillK2224
1 review
“Wonderfully excellent and a very clean and beautiful home away from home!”
Reviewed 4 March 2017 for a stay in May 2016

Zuzana is the perfect host looking after us as though we were family. Our family of 5 stayed at the beautiful residence for 6 nights. Zuzana kindly took us to Mt Etna and on a wonderful tour of Taormina and to Syracuse and also arranged a lovely boat ride for us to see the Rocks that Cyclops had thrown into the sea on the east coast of Sicily - a beautiful and memorable boat trip up the east coast of Sicily for over 5 hours! Our stay in Catania at this lovely residence is still in our minds today - a really nice place close to very good food shops and pizza places and a supermarket. We will definitely stay at il posso e l'ulivo again next time we go back to Catania! Thank you so much Zuzana for your wonderful hospitality and holiday place! Bill and Kate Auckland New Zealand.

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Avi G
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Very friendly family. Great for coming with kids ”
Reviewed 18 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

The apartment was well arranged. Contained everything we needed in perfect condition, but the best part was the owner. On the day we came he waited for us, showed us not only the apartment but also the surrounding area. Later that day he also helped us to plan the coming days. And even gave us stuff that we forgot at home. We felt at home and sorry we had to leave

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mcneeleyk
Massachusetts
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“Best choice ever!”
Reviewed 24 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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Chose this rental as it was close to airport (like 15 minutes), but especially because of the excellent reviews, and no one was exaggerating. Allessandro and Susanna (? spelling) were so wonderful. Susanna even spent a morning taking us into Catania and showing us the sites we probably would have missed on our own. The location is about 40 minutes drive from Taormina, about the same drive to Mt. Etna and Syracusa, the three places we wanted to see. We could easily do day trips. They offered to accompany us to Mt. Etna also so we could find the way. Very accommodating, but not a bit intrusive. The property is excellent, clean, modern, and close to walking to the necessities. Not a thing would we change. We were two couples, and each had our own bedoom and bathroom an plenty of privacy. Would definitely recommend to anyone and in fact hope to return at some time!

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Liked best: The owners
Liked least: Cannot complain!
Travelling group: Friends
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Haddonfield, New Jersey
Reviewed 7 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Liked best: Great value for the price paid.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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GameMalta
1 review
“Cozy and Clean”
Reviewed 4 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015


We have been in this property only for a very short stay but we can state that is a really lovely place. Everything was really tidy and clean and we enjoyed the beautiful garden. The area is extremely quiet and safe and the apartment is perfectly equipped. All the shops (snak bar, butcher, take away etc..) were within walking distance. The owners were extremely gentle and offered us help whenever we asked. We will definetly come back here when we will return to Catania! Grazzi Hafna (Thank you very much) in Maltese ☺

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butcherth...
Swindon, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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“Lovely Apartment Amazing Hosts”
Reviewed 20 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We have just come back from an amazing holiday at this Apartment the best we have stayed in on our Tours of Europe. Alessandro and his lovely wife Zuzana will make sure you have a lovely time and help you plan your trips. We never had a car but with Alessandro,s help we were able to visit Siruccua Mount Etna and Toaromina as well of course Catania. What we liked also was after visiting those places to come back to the quietness of this place and relax in the lovely Garden. Its so easy to get around as the bus stop is just round the corner and buses run regularity to Catania. One of the trips we loved was to go on the little Train that takes you right round Mount Etna and at the end of the line you can catch the fast train back to Catania. Please ask Alessandro the best way to visit Mount Etna we took his advice and loved it. . Alessandro was always making sure we enjoyed our day and as they live above the apartment called out to us on our return to make sure everything was ok which was a lovely thing to do as he is always concerned you have a lovely time. We loved the fresh eggs from the hens in the Garden and going into the village to buy our Bread Groceries and Meat and Pizza the locals were so friendly and on the first day Alessandro took us by car to the large supermarket just about a mile away and came with us to help us chose what we needed. We were very happy with our accommodation everything worked well the furniture beds and household goods were of the best quality and everything we needed was there. . As its already been said we arrived as strangers and left as friends. So thanks Alessandro Zuzana and thier lovely son Lorenzo who is nearly 2{and can already speak 3 Languages} for such a lovely holiday one that we will always remember and if we do visit Catania again yours will be the one place we will stay.

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Liked best: Helpfulness of owner
Liked least: No complaints
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Recommended for:
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NMMc
Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
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“A calm oasis in bustling Catania”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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We booked this rental because we had a very early flight leaving Catania and wanted to be close to the airport. We didn't really visit Catania so I can't really comment on how convenient it is for visiting all the sites in the city (but my sense is that it is very convenient); we stayed 2 nights and spent most of our time winding down from exploring other areas of Sicily.

The property is lovely. You feel like you are in the country. It is calm with a lovely walled garden (and chickens), lemon trees, a fig tree, herbs (basil and rosemary), a covered outdoor area with a table and chairs so you can eat outside, lawn chairs, and a small grassy lawn. I had my morning tea and we ate mostly outside.

The apartment has been renovated very nicely. The bathrooms are superb- very modern, with good hot water and soft towels (showers only in both). The bedrooms (double bed in each) are spacious with lots of storage. One of the bedrooms has a TV with DVD player and there is a selection of DVDs (many in English). Wifi is solid throughout. The eat-in kitchen (with a small pull-out couch) has a fridge with separate freezer compartment, a washing machine, a grill, and a counter top oven (not sure what to call this- a convection oven?) and there is a gas stove top, and a kettle. I'm a tea drinker and really appreciated the kettle! We stayed at 4 different places in Sicily during this trip and this was the first to have one. There were plenty of dishes, glasses, pots/pans, etc. There is also air conditioning in each room but we didn't use/need it. The kitchen table can convert to seat 6-8, and there is seating at the outdoor table for 6 as least.

Alessandro and Zuzana (and baby Lorenzo) live upstairs. The apartment, however, feels very private. They were very welcoming! We had fresh lemons (from the garden) and eggs (from their hens) waiting for us. Alessandro even gave us a tour of the neighborhood: bakery, groceries, take out pizza place, bar with gelato etc.

There is private parking just outside the gate. The neighborhood is very calm (a family neighborhood) and safe. We got lost getting to it, but once we figured it out, it wasn't too complicated (go through 2 roundabouts, do a U turn in the U turn lane, take the first right, cross the tracks and take the next right, then take the next left and go to the end of the street).

Overall we had a very pleasant stay and would highly recommend it.

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Liked best: The decor, location and peacefulness
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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