Me, my wife and 2 our friends stayed at this apartment for 8 days at the end of April — beginning of May 2012. I would recommend this apartment for everyone who would like to stay in the eastern part of Sicily.
1)Calatabiano is conveniently located between Catania and Taormina in about 1.5 km from a coast. It takes about 45 minutes to get to Catania airport or to the center of Catania using E45 Motorway and about 20 minutes to the center of Taormina by SS114 highway. A mixed sand-gravel beach is in less than 5 minutes by car. We were able to take daily trips to all major sightseengs in the Eastern Sicily like Siracuse, Noto, Valley of Temples in Agrigento et c.
2)The apartment is very nice, clean and spacious. 3 big bedrooms with double beds and small refrigerators, 2 rooms with bathrooms (shower, toilet, bidet) inside and one room with a bathroom in a coridor. Big balcony with a nice view on medieval arabo-norman castle. Kitchen is fully equipped. Washing mashine is on the balcony. Bed linens, towels et c. There is no special parking place with this appartment, but the street in fornt of the house is quite wide and not too crowded.
3)The reason why I chose this apartment is, in fact, the owner. As I understood she runs several guest apartments in this area and this is her profession. She replied immediately on my e-mails, provided necessary information and documents within an hour or two. I contacted several owners who offered reasonable price (not too high, not too low), had a good location of apartments and good reviews on Homelidays. Marianna just outcompeted them. She knew what kind of documents do I need and provided all of them. This is very important for guests from non-EU countries like Russia. You have to provide a lot of documents for visa to the Embassy of Italy in Moscow. I had to explain it to other owners, but Marianna just did it. It was a big surprise for me. Also Marianna and her husband are very nice people. They responded immediately to our questions and they were very helpful. We are completely satisfied with our stay in Calatabiano.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ideal place for your holiday, to two steps from the sea, just 10 min from Taormina, Calatabiano belongs Alcantara’s river park, it’s situated at the foot of mount Etna and it’s can offer the best price. THE ROOM:Our rooms are spacious, tastefully furnished and warm tones, with bathroom, phone and linen and even mini-bar, fan and balcony with chairs and table. Access to a large kitchen equipped with everything you need: dishes, pots, towels, refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, you also have a washing machine, iron and ironing board. Have even more of a living area with TV and games room for baby.You can really do everything and more. If you love to relax enjoy the tranquility of the beaches of Marina Cotton, you can take long horse back riding and enjoy the typical dishes of the place. If you are a lover of nature and contemptuous of the thrill you can participate in excursions on the Etna Volcano or go and see the beautiful Alcantara Gorges. Sicily is a land of history and culture, you can find museums, archaeological digs and majestic theater Greek of Taormina. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ciuscia Affittacamere Sicily/Calatabiano