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F12|HLUK Cosy design flat with winter garden

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Elegant apartment recently renovated by the owner. The property is an old family mansion of the early 900 right in front of one of the most representative monuments of the city of Catania : the Castello Ursino. The house is well exposed, sunny and bright. The design (by the architect/owner) was prepared in every detail to give maximum comfort to guests. There is a heating system and air-conditioned in the main and common rooms and fan system in all other spaces. A accurate system to guarrantee confort and well stay. Thermal comfort has been taken into serious consideration in arranging the rooms and all openings have been equipped with solar shading system. The wide open spaces and the exposure of the house provide a perfect stay in the middle of the city. The spacious apartment is provid...Elegant apartment recently renovated by the owner. The property is an old family mansion of the early 900 right in front of one of the most representative monuments of the city of Catania : the Castello Ursino. The house is well exposed, sunny and bright. The design (by the architect/owner) was prepared in every detail to give maximum comfort to guests. There is a heating system and air-conditioned in the main and common rooms and fan system in all other spaces. A accurate system to guarrantee confort and well stay. Thermal comfort has been taken into serious consideration in arranging the rooms and all openings have been equipped with solar shading system. The wide open spaces and the exposure of the house provide a perfect stay in the middle of the city. The spacious apartment is provided with all the accessories and equippment to allow guests to feel at home. It's composed by 3 bedrooms very large and comfortables: two of them, about 25sqm each, have a balcony with views of the medieval castle (each balcony has a breakfast table with 2 chairs very nice to have coffee, tea or aperitiv looking at the medieval castle) and another one, about 16 square meters ( with balcony) is equipped with air conditioning. A large kitchen and dining room ( more than 25 sqm ) has all the main amenities (fridge with freezer, kettle, microwaves, electric oven, toaster, boiler, pots) and it's directly connetcted with the hall-living room with sofas and armchairs with a SAT TV corner and with a winter garden with a wonderful and amazing skylight. This is the heart of the whole apartment: the “winter garden” it's equipped with ornamental plants and a mezzanin with relaxing sofa, home theatre, projector with maxi screen, surround. We have equipped home with the main technologic systems like with wifi free, smart led tv. The house has 2 bathrooms ( one with bathtub) , laundry room , winter garden with a mezzanine relaxation. The furniture is made from original pieces and is a mix of ancient and original (1800 and 1900) and from pieces of contemporary design. Particular attention has been given to the arrangement of the rooms. A particularity: were chosen beds in untreated natural wood and without metallic components to minimize the electromagnetic fields during the night. The entire building is recent restored and is like a private and quite corner in the middle of the city, overlooking a wonderful castle and inserted in the heart of one of the gastronomical center of the city. the square on which the building faces is full of good restaurants where you can taste excellent traditional Sicilian dishes and good wines. The historic market called 'La Pescheria' is just behind the corner. Few steps for the Duomo, Via Etnea, Roman amphitheater, opera house, amenano river. Five minutes walking from a bus station with connections to the main city around: Siracusa, Taormina, Ragusa, Noto, Agrigento, Palermo. PRICE ALL INCLUSIVE ONLY for reservation made before APRIL 2017 previous policy will be applied: cleaning fee (50€) to pay on site, air conditioning 10 € per day if required. INFORMATION: Heating system (with radiators in the whole flat), included on price, provided during winter time (november / february) for 4 hours per day (17:00-19:00 / 21:00 - 23:00). Free on-street parking is available. Smoke is allowed only in open spaces (balconies) Due the local tourist regulation you can be charged for tourist tax €1,5 per day per guest over 18 The rental is supplied without centralized services in accordance with Law 431/98 without providing personal services. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: it04180160873More
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About the Owner
Self Catering Sicily M
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2014
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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Reviewed October 20, 2018

Within easy walking distance of key attractions, including fish market (5 minutes away) and well worth a visit even if not buying fish. Local eateries nearby met our needs. Apartment was well appointed and very comfortable and was true to descripter and photos. Host Paolo...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank chemp487
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Large apartment with great views of a Sicilian neighborhood. Clean, roomy, with lots of old Italian charm. Good location. Pleasant, helpful landlord.

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank Trek480973
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Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Great accommodation in a excellent town/city and it is central to everything and everything is accessible. However the apartment needs air conditioning in every room or powerful fans as the ones in the apartment are not great. Customers should be informed that you have to...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Layomi M
Management response:Responded August 18, 2016

Mr Mustafa, I wonder how its possible to write me a text message in my phone that you enjoyed the apartment and now you write this. Do you think I have to be more hospitable? please read my other review and try to learn how...More

Reviewed September 29, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Massimiliano's apartment, it was everything we wanted. The balcony view over the castle was fantastic, lots going on. Close to all attractions & amenities, local restaurants excellent. The Agora Hostel - Cave Restaurant (best steak ever). Enjoyed walking through the...More

Date of stay: September 2015
2  Thank Monica B
Reviewed June 29, 2015

It is a great location within walking distance to all main attractions in catania. The rooms are large and clean with balconies overlooking the piazza Castello Ursino excellent view. You feel welcome right from the moment you enter the mansion greeted by the host (Massimiliano)...More

Date of stay: June 2015
2  Thank Sharon R
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Stove
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Housekeeping Optional
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
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About the neighborhood
The area of the Ursino Castle, where the apartment is located, is the heart of the city. The old folk tradition, proximity to the historic fish market, the Baroque context, make it fascinating. The location is central, and from here you can visit all the major tourist and historical sites of the city: GRCO theater, Roman theater, Roman baths, underground city, opera house, museum, museum of the diocese. A few minutes by car or bus you can reach the sandy beaches (south side) and those of black volcanic stone (north side). A few steps away is the bus station which connects the city of Catania and Taormina, Siracusa, Noto, Ragusa, Palermo etc ... The neighborhood is alive day and night, full of bars and restaurants serving typical Sicilian cuisine where you can take a trip enograstronomico respectable at reasonable prices.
Getting around
Catania is the second important city in Sicily and the main one in the east part of the island. The location is a the foot of Mount Etna the highest volcano in Europe and still active. The wonderful strength of Etna, the snow-covered peaks, the crystal clear sea of the Ionian coast, the historical and archaeological heritage, the baroque churches and palaces, the enogastronomic traditions and music, the innate warmth and hospitality culture of the people, welcome tourists in every season. Fire, water, and light meet, mingle and intertwine to give the visitor a unique spectacle. The province of Catania offers a scenario that has attracted tourists and travelers for centuries. A strip of land where nature mixes colours in an embrace
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