Located in the historic center of the city of Catania, this vacation home rental in Sicily is tucked away within a simple, reserved building dating back to the early 20th century.
A private elevator opens onto the third floor, revealing bright modern spaces illuminated by two large windows that give access to balconies overlooking the streets below.
Vertical concrete pillars and whitewashed ceilings are offset by elemental materials such as wood, glass, steel and iron in harmony with the architectural elements.
The living room is the place of conviviality and relaxation with views overlooking the courtyard and a private terrace. The spaces run the length of the building with an adjacent eat-in kitchen and four en suite bedrooms.
Designed to combine the old and new, the refined finishes, antique tile and contemporary art create an inspired atmosphere that’s long on style as well as comfort.
24 hr. doorman and private elevator, luggage drop off for early or late arrivals. Wifi throughout, HD interactive SMART TV with free movies, Sonos sound system, climate control, kitchen and bath amenities, laundry facilities, off site parking available with fee.
Set at the base of Mt. Etna, the ancient port town of Catania is the island’s second largest city. Dominated by the beautiful Piazza Duomo, the plaza is the central hub and heart of this UNESCO listed town, with an abundance of cafes, outdoor markets and the rowdy spectacle of the weekly La Pescheria fish market.
The largest active volcano in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Mt. Etna is a powerful presence, and the chance to go up 3000m is an unforgettable sensation.
An hour south is the stunningly beautiful Vendicari Nature Reserve and some of the best beaches on the island. The reserve is located halfway between Noto and Pachinoextending into almost four thousand acres of forests and undisturbed marine and bird eco-systems that open to a clear sea and long and golden beaches including Tonnara, Eloro, Pizzuta, Calamosche and Marianelli
Noto is a historic UNESCO World Heritage site with some of the most spectacular and elegant Baroque sites in the world and is one of the gems in the greater Val di Noto region along with its sister cities of Modica, Ragusa and Scicli, all reachable within a short drive.
The port town of Siracusa is a significant archaeological area with an ancient Greek amphitheater, the Orecchio di Dionisio Cave, Apollo’s Temple and the Teatro Romana ruins. Be sure not to miss the Ortigia neighborhood.
Catania, Sicily, Italy. Nearest Airport: Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (8km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall is high season but the island is fascinating year round.
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