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Bianca B&B and Apartments

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Piazza San Placido, 3, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 179 Catania B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Boston, MA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lea and Francesco run a first rate establishment. They are somehow able to make you feel as if you have a private apartment with the most helpful neighbors ever. We had the most wonderful conversations with them. Their recommendations for restaurants (and their warnings, in one case), proved absolutely prescient. L&F have, over time, picked out a small group of... More

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biancabb, Proprietario at Bianca B&B and Apartments, responded to this review

sometimes people come here and leave a so nice memory we will never forget. This happened in your case dear L. Thank you for your review, that you for your nice and sweet words. What can I say I am very happy you liked it here and you loved the city I hope to meet you guys again. :) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What should we say? If Catania has been such an incredible experience, most of the credit goes also to Lea and Francesco (and Memole and Bianca of course, two little adorable fluffy pets)! Their B&B it's something magical, with a great taste in his design and a warm atmosphere that will make you feel at home. Plus you'll find the... More

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biancabb, Proprietario at Bianca B&B and Apartments, responded to this review

hello Guys thank you so much, you know that your company is been a great pleasure for all of us as well (memole and bianca loved your cuddels as well!!) Please come back visit us again soon! Catania has much to offer :) Lea & Co. More

Alexandria, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bianca B&B was a wonderful base for my group's stay in Eastern Sicily. Lea and Francesco were wonderful hosts. Their pets seem wonderful, but since I have allergies, I was concerned about booking with them. However, they were able to accommodate my concerns by putting me in a room that has a separate entrance from the main entrance to the... More

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biancabb, Proprietario at Bianca B&B and Apartments, responded to this review

Dear guest we all would like to thank you for your review, for the nice words and saing that we are very happy we had the chance to meet and spend a lot of nice time together (expecially the time in the morning chatting about everything ...) :) We know that sometimes people love animals but allergies can make things... More

Brasilia, DF
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

We only stayed for 2 nights. Now I realize Catania deserves more than 2 days... and next time we will sure stay with Lea and Francesco again. As we arrived I was a bit concerned about taking my luggage to the 3rd floor. The lift was a relief! We arrived quite early but even so we were received with a... More

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biancabb, Proprietario at Bianca B&B and Apartments, responded to this review

Dear guest thank you very much for your review :) Yes, you need much more time to visit our city .. but you had some time to give a look around and decide to come back :) We will be very happy to meet you again :) Grazie Lea, Francesco, Bianca e Memole More

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9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Bianca B&B this past weekend (in February). We did not meet Lea but Francesco was a great host. He provided us with great recommendations and was able to help us arrange a tour of Mt. Etna with a great guide. When we arrived, there was a festival going on which meant lots of blocked off... More

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biancabb, Proprietario at Bianca B&B and Apartments, responded to this review

Dear guest this is Lea answering I am sorry we haven't met, my family live in Basilicata and I sometime go visit them for some days, but francesco do a good job also without me as I can see. Thank you for your nice review, we are glad you enjoyed your staying here. We always try our best to resolve... More

Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Lea and Francesco are fantastic hosts. You feel welcome right from the moment you enter their place. They have great tips for sightseeing as well as good suggestions for local restaurants that serve true Sicilian food. They also arranged for us a mount Etna tour which was done in a small group with a great guide. We loved our stay... More

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Havre, Montana
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16 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Lea and Francesco are exceptional hosts. They understand what helps foreign travelers appreciate Catania and the region. No detail was overlooked. Lea walked me through the use of the keys and the elevator upon my arrival, and made sure I understood those things. (If you've stayed in B&B's, you'll understand how important that is.) The breakfast was wonderful. Lea, who... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We booked this room in a rush, 15 minutes before we actually arrived to Catania and we didn't expect such a nice place. The owner was really friendly and gave us nice advices to visit the town, the room was big with a nice bathroom and all was beautifuly furnished in a modern style. It is perfectly well located, and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We stayed 4 nights at Bianca B&B and couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more. Lea and Francesco were so welcoming and friendly. They provided us with tips on where to go, how to get there and great restaurants and pasticcerias in town (of which there are many!), always with a smile. We had a large double room with en-suite, with a... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I really loved staying at lea and francesco :) the appartment is very nicely decorated, charming, cosy, cleand and neat, and leaves privacy to all visitors. Lea was so welcoming, she facilitated our visit and dropped us from and to the airport.

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Also Known As:
Bianca B&B And Apartments Catania, Sicily
Address: Piazza San Placido, 3, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 179 B&Bs / Inns in Catania
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bianca B&B and Apartments 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The b&b Bianca is located in the historical center of Catania, in Piazza San Placido square, next to the dome and very close to all the most important monuments and interests of the city.The apartment is on the 3rd floor (with elevator) of a 700 century building. The view on the etna, and sea, the architecture and history of the building make it special and charming. The rooms are all bright and wide, equipped with every comfort.Bathroom, air condition, internet wi-fi in every room.Lea, Francesco, Bianca e Memole will welcome you at home.They will always be happy to talk about the city, give you informations and help you with organizing tours on the etna or cities around Catania (like taormina, siracusa etc. )They will take care of their guests and prepare a good breakfast every morning, the right start for a good day in Sicily! ... more   less 
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