We are a family of 4 (travelling with two teens) and stayed at the flat n° 3 'LOdissea' for a week.
Space: Gorgeous, airy and full of light. We all loved the beautiful, very comfy and individual handcrafted loft beds - Co-Owner Giovanni made them from reclaimed wood. Don't worry: If you are not into sleeping in a loft bed there are also comfy (day)beds. Palazzu Stidda has a lot of character, individual style and natural beauty. In the spotless clean kitchen and the bathroom (washing mashine included) you'll find everything you need for daily use - which gives you the opportunity to shop fresh vegetables, fruits, cheese, bread, olives, pasta and fish at the markeds right around the corner and enjoy it at the Palazzu.
Location: Excellent and safe. In the middle of everything but secluded in a calm alley. You can walk everywhere, even to the bus station and train station.
The Hosts: We travel a lot, met a lot of different people and hosts - but Giovanni and Patricia are one of a kind. Friendly, reliable, warm and welcoming from the first contact on. When we arrived at the flat they had prepared a bowl full of fruits, bread and butter accompanied by mineral water - a most welcomed refreshment after the trip and for free! Listen to their great suggestions when it comes to eat out or take a trip - you will not be disappointed!
Suggestion: If you want to visit Etna go by public transport. It is by far the cheapest way to get there. Just ask Giovanni and Patricia.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Palazzu Stidda Catania, Sicily