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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not expecting too much of Catania, given its bad reputation elsewhere in Sicily. But Giovanni and Patricia and their wonderful house quickly changed that and made this one of the high spots of our two weeks in Sicily. Their renovated house, in a very personal and rather bohemian style, is right in the centre of the old city,...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, our hosts, Giovanni & Patricia, could not have been more welcoming. They made us feel completely at home, recommending nearby restaurants and groceries. Our apartment was comfortable - and the decor was absolutely fabulous! Our host obviously have a great "eye". Everything was old - practical - functional and beautiful. If you want to have a memorable and truly...

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

One of the best place I have ever stayed. We spent the first night in the apartment Odissea at the last floor designed to remind the boat with the bed under the celling with the view on the castle. This is the biggest apartment which would suit for the families. We after moved to a smaller apartment on the first...

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Lecce, Italy
Reviewed March 6, 2017

This apartment is a great place, to stay. It is located in the centre of town and close to all the restaurants and shopping and minutes away from the duomo.and car free promenade.It is very well equipped with all the comforts of home, is super clean and has a mini balcony and a large patio downstairs. . Giovianni and Patricia...

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed January 10, 2017

iovanni and Patricia created a fairylike oasis in the center of Catania. The styling (of apartment ánd street) reminded us of a storybook. It's romantic and comfortable. There are guidebooks and ingenious artworks, a good bed, a cosy living, two balconies and a well equipped kitchen. On the (shared) roof terrace herbs and peppers grow abundantly. The famous fishmarket is...

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Colden, New York
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Came across this place by accident. We should have more such accidents !! As it is a bit difficult to find, Giovanni was waiting for us outside and directed us to safe parking. The flat was charming and quaint. He and Patricia were terrific hosts. We wanted to stay one more night, but they had no vacancies. Highly recommended and...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Giovanni and Patricia are wonderful people so helpful and kind. To stay here is worth travelling to Catania just for the experience. The double bed in the apartment has their Grandmothers lace bedspread on the bed. Double French doors from the bedroom to a little balcony with jasmine creeper the perfume is wonderful. The courtyard upstairs has herbs and peppers...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Spoiler alert: this is going to be a rave review. I simply loved every single thing about this place. You could say that our hosts, Giovanni and Patricia, have created a home that is microcosm of the old city itself but that is far too dull and literary... I forget which great architect remarked that a house is a sculpture...

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Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

This apartment is perfect! It is located very close to everything you would want to see in catania. The hosts, as described in other posts, go above and beyond. They have maps ready with their recommendations, all were spot on! Parking in Catania can be frightening but we found a space without a problem. Giovanni kindly lent us a crook...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is a great base for a visit to Catania. Giovanni and Patricia really look after you and gave us some great tips for places to eat etc. The apartment is beautifully and thoughtfully done. The location is great - close to a fantastic market.

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Palazzu Stidda Catania-Palazzo Stella in the Sicilian language-is an The Palazzu Stidda of Catania is a charming Sicilian venue, which provides 3 appartments : AMURI ( 35m2), INCANTO ( 50m2), ODISSEA ( 50M2) and offers a beautiful oasis terrace , for a sunbathing and relax within our herb garden and citrus trees. Palazzu Stidda greets you in one of the most charming Vicolo of Catania, which makes of this antic palazzo one of the most secret address of the center town. Palazzu Stidda is just a short walk from the Duomo and from the Antic fish market Pescheria, a step off Via Etnea, bars, cafés and restaurants. You are in the perfect place to experience the authenticity of this vulcanic city and to explore the Etna region , wine country and not-to-be-missed Taormina, Siracusa, Ragusa, Modica, Noto and so many other Baroque towns of the south. Thus Giovanni and Patricia are available for any information or assistance you might need during your visit in Catania. They live in the building next door, and work in their workshops on the ground floors, where are born most of Palazzu Stidda's furnitures and decoration. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Palazzu Stidda

Address: Vicolo della Lanterna 5 | Angolo Via Auteri 40, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Centro Catania
Price Range: $75 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Palazzu Stidda Catania, Sicily
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“I stayed in Apartment ONE it is very spacious and has a fold out bed in the living room.”
helenbevinetto, Sep 21, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room #1 (Amuri) - We would highly recommend it!”
JUSTRAVL, Jul 6, 2015 | Read review
“Get the Kitchen ....”
camacruise, Oct 7, 2014 | Read review
“Choose the room with larger kitchen to cook some fabulous fish purchased at the market.”
59rosap, Jul 21, 2014 | Read review
“There are rooms for couples at 60. The apartment easily sleeps four”
AndrewtLondon, May 27, 2013 | Read review
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