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URG |FK Gorgeous penthouse in the heart of history

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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Catania, Province of Catania, Sicily
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A prestigious penthouse in the city centre, set in a unique location in front of the Ursino Castle (Castello Ursino): the emblematic monument of culture of the city of Catania built by Frederick II of Swabia and dating back to the thirteenth century. The building as a whole has been recently restored and exudes great tranquility and privacy. The privileged position of this property within the historic centre of Catania, in close proximity to the city’s vibrant night life, makes your stay both comfortable, stylish, convenient and an ideal base from which to explore the prime attractions on the eastern side of Sicily. Even without a car (the bus station is 5 minutes walk away) you can visit Siracusa, Ragusa, Noto, Marzamemi, Vendicari nature reserve, Piazza Armerina, Pantalica, Taormina, Agrigento, M...
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About the Owner, Massimiliano S
Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : Mar 2013
Overall rating: 4.8 / 5.0
Based on 65 reviews and 10 properties
Interaction with guests
I will be happy to meet you and to welcome in the check in date. Please, for that, due I work during the day, tell me in advance your arrival time for better planning my day and for receiving you at the time you need.
At check in, I will happy to give you all instructions, information, to give you the keys and to help you during your stay. Please feel free to contact me for any info you need and for any issue you have during your stay in our property. You can reah me by wapp, phone, email.
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john e m
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in April 2017

Location of this lovely and interesting home is great! Just across from Ursino castle and an easy walk to the lively fish and produce market. The home itself is light filled and spacious with lots of outdoor space and lovely unusual art work . Perfectly equipped kitchen and fun to cook a meal there.

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kazz50
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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We stayed here in June 2014 while visiting our daughter at the University of Catania. The apartment is in a fantastic location. It is close to lots of areas of interest and there is a lively buzz but the apartment is peaceful and quiet. The apartment is beautifully furnished and has some gorgeous artwork. Furniture and fittings are all elegant....

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Antje B
Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this stunning, stylishly designed apartment, kitted out with all mod cons. Every evening we would take the 5-minute stroll to one of the many 'Pasticcerias' near the dome to buy the kids delicious Italian ice cream, or we would simply relax on the marvellous rooftop terrace enjoying the view of the lit medieval castle...

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Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fax
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Smoking allowd olny in outdoor space<br>If you are travelling with kids less than 12 years old please ask.
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£121
€140
1 May 2017 -
31 Oct 2017
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3 nights
£143
€165
21 Dec 2017 -
7 Jan 2018
Christmas
3 nights
£143
€165
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Fees
  • maintanance fee: £43 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
The house is located in the historic center of Catania and in front of CASTELLO URSINO, built onXIII. The privileged position within the tourist route from Catania and its night life make it unique and very convenient to stay in the city. From here, with brief walks, you can visit almost all the main tourist places of the city and during the evening you will be in the middle of the night life (restaurants, pubs and discos). Among the sites immediate neighbors: the Duomo, the greek amphitheater and the odeon, the Benedictine monastery, the Roman amphitheater, the romans baths, the Gammazita's well , the river Amenano, Palazzo Biscari , Via Etnea, Teatro Bellini.
With the help of public transport 10 minutes to get to the area of sandy beaches and volcanic rock beaches, and you can reac...
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Getting around
Catania is an UNESCO heritage baroque Centre with a very good night life , great history and dinamic people.
Catania was greek , romans, arabic, norman, swabian, spanish. Was destroyed 7 times by vandals but most from eruptions by Etna and earthquakes. Now is one of the most interesting cities in Italy.
In maximum 5/10 minutes walking you can be in the main square, main street, public gardens and, very important, at the bus station where you can take bus to Syracuse, Noto, Taormina, Etna. From here you can visit Duomo, roman amphytheatre, odeon, monastery of benedictines, romans Achille's baths, Palazzo Biscari, Amenano river, Gammazita's fount and many more. Ask for tips
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: catania: 3.0 km
Railway: catania: 2.0 km
Ferry: catania: 1.0 km
taxi from airport takes 15 minutes and cost around 25 €
Bus from airport (called ALIBUS) starts every 30 minutes, costs 4€ and takes 45 minutes to get the point closest the main square. From there walking for 10 minutes you get the big square with the medieval castle. The accommodation is just in front
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.0 km.
Nearby cities
Sicily Villas (15,858)
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