|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
The house is located on the second floor of a building that has only four houses, right in the historic center of the city. There is no elevator, but there is a comfortable lift for your luggage. You will find everything that you need, in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere, attention to detail. The bedroom is very large with a double bed, a closet, a dresser and a large work area with an antiq
We had a wonderful albeit short time in Catania at the “Casa di Chiara.”
The apartment is spacious, spotlessly clean and has everything one would want. Rosaria gave us a generous gift of wine and paste di mandorle on arrival, but the cupboards are well-stocked with basic ingredients – combine this with the fantastic fresh produce at the market (circa 2 minutes walk) – you may well be tempted to stay in for dinner!
The location is fantastic for sight-seeing, and an early-evening passeggiata is a must, Catania is a small but bustling city at times. There are numerous restaurants, cafes and fresh produce shops as well as historical points of interest close by. We also made a trip to nearby Aci Castello where the basalt cliffs are a sight to behold.
Rosaria made our stay that much more special. She is a kind, hospitable and generous person, very friendly (and tolerant of my average Italian!) The short walk around the area was a real treat, there is no substitute for local knowledge in showing us the best places and it was nice to be able to get our bearings. We really appreciate all the extra effort Rosaria put in to making us feel at home and welcome. 'Going the extra mile' doesn't cover it.
Grazie mille e ci vediamo!
Alison, Barry and Grant
Rosanna made our visit so special. Even before we arrived to Catania, our correspondence was easy and she was extremely helpful. We rented a car from the airport, we got lost, easy to do with all the one way streets. We called Rosanna and she came to us and guided to the apartment. Casa di Chiara, is a lovely apartment in the heart of Catania. Free parking on the street. The apartment is on the 3rd floor, but she has a hoist to bring up your luggage. The apartment is very well maintained and well stocked with the necessities. She supplied ua with water, milk, cookies and a bottle of wine. It has air-conditioning and heat. The home is spotless. Good size bedroom, kitchen and living room. Very bright with many windows. She took here time showing us around and telling us about great restaurants and places to visit. There is a daily market 2 blocks from the apartment where you can buy everything you need for food, fresh vegetable, meats, fish and bakeries. An excellent cafe, Bar Manzinni ,right around the corner for your morning cappuccino and pastry. It is only a five minute walk to the main Duomo. Everything was in walking distance. But what made it so special is Rosanna. The main reason we visited Sicily is because my grandfather was born in Ciminna. She helped me get in touch with the town council and arranged having my family information sent to me. If it wasn't for her help I would not have happened. She is very kind and gracious women. We love you and miss you.
This was the perfect apartment for our trip in Catania. Centrally located and wonderful. Rosaria made our stay, she was so very helpful, kind and informative, kindly showing us where local markets and restaurants were!
We will definitely be coming back again such a beautiful place and the apartment was amazing, if I could give the apartment and Rosaria 10 stars I would! Highly recommend
My husband and I had a fantastic stay in Catania largely due to Rosaria and her great flat. Rosaria met us on the platform as we got off the train from Palermo and took us by car to the flat in the centre of old Catania.
What can I say about the flat. Wow !!! it was large, well and stylishly decorated and extremely clean. We could not believe our luck .
There was a large, light ,living room with a comfortable sofa, 2 windows the size of doors with netting to keep out insects. A TV provided welcome entertainment at night if we. were in especially as there were many international channel including some in English. Free and great Wifi was also available.
The bedroom was .large with a nice high ceiling. Again this was light and airy with a large window, also with netting . This room had a large and comfortable bed along with lots of wardrobe space.
The kitchen was a great size with all necessary equipment, fridge freezer, full size cooker, washing machine etc. Rosaria also provided store cupboard items such as various oils, vinegar, salt, spices , herbs, coffee and much much more - pasta, rice, fruit and a welcome gift of Sicilian cakes.
Rosaria took us on a short walk of the area to show us the market, local delis, bakers and the local bus station. This made such a difference to our stay. We were able to try and experience things we would not have done.
Altogether, we had a great time in Catania largely due to Rosaria . She was both kind and thoughtful and this made a big difference. Added to this the flat was fantastic,the best we have stayed in during our travels in Europe.
We wanted to share our wonderful experience at Rosaria's place. It started good even before starting our trip with clear and prompt e-mail communication, so we had anticipated our vacation to be good.
Upon our arrival, (it was almost one day late due to flight delay, she accommodated us with no problem) we received owners' personal and warm greeting at property which made me feel we were back to family member's home. They briefed us not only to the property, but also took us around to familiarize the area including some awesome restaurants and cafes. It made our following stay much easier and fun. We use HomeAway rental quite often, but never received this level of personal and friendly greeting and support from owner. (Even she helped us to communicate with Lost and Found service for our lost baggage. Thank you.)
The flat is located at the center of Catania old town (2 mins walk from Piazza Duomo), and 30 seconds from famous Catania farmers market. (We enjoyed fresh fruits and produce from there.) The apartment is very very clean and well equipped including dishwasher, washer, AC and safe box, etc. Bed was comfortable with fresh linens. You would find owner's care and attentions in every detail. We had rental car few days during our a week vacation, but there was any problem on street parking on the same street. (It might be bit challenging on Saturday night. We needed to find parking space couple blocks away.)
Thanks Rosaria and Pippo for having us at your place, and making our stay unforgettable.
The apartment is clean, light and airy and excellently equipped for self catering. It is difficult to know what new to say after reading the nine 5 star reviews already submitted. The reviews are all accurate. Actually the apartment should have 6 stars - an extra one for Rosaria and Pippo who took us on a walking familiarisation tour of the environs and introduced us to the local traders so we could get straight into our holiday. There is a takeaway and excellent restaurant just a minute from the front door. The market and fish market are 2 minute's more walk and the Piazza del Duomo and the start of Via Etnea is just another minute from the market. The Catania circular bus stops just the other side of the fish market and there is a main bus station just 5 minutes further on. The Puppet theatre and Metro is 20 minute's walk. The Metro is an excellent start for the Circumetnea railway which is a 4 hour rail excursion around the foothills of Etna and well worth doing. Just about everything seems to be just around the corner from the apartment. Thank you Rosaria and Pippo for contributing so much to our holiday
Chiara's house overlooks a small alley and, despite being in the heart of Catania, and a few steps away from the oldest open-air market in the city, you will be surprised about how quiet it is. We are in the historic center, between the medieval Ursino Castle and the triumph of the Baroque, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another UNESCO site is mount Etna, whose peak is visible from all across the city, just 40 km away. Around you, the ancient craft shops, restaurants and traditional taverns, pizzerias, pastry shops and pubs to suit all tastes.Just a little walk and you can reach Piazza Mazzini, the Ursino Castle, via Etnea, via Crociferi, the Pescheria (the open/air market), the Amenano Fountain, the Bellini Playhouse, the Greek Theater the church of San Nicolò l'Arena, the Benedictine Monastery and a lot more. The beach Plaia is only three kilometers away and is easily accessible by public transport. The bus stop for Syracuse, Ragusa, Palermo can be reached on foot in a few minutes.The bus stop for Taormina and Messina is in front of the Central Train Station, easily accessible by public transport.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 13 2015 - Sep 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €10 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||€100|
Per più di 2 ospiti aggiungere € 10 a persona al giorno. In caso di famiglie con bambini contattare i proprietari.
If guests are more than two add € 10 per person per day. In the case of familiy with children contact the owners.
Acconto 20% alla prenotazione
Tassa soggiorno 3€ ciascun adulto
City Tax 3€ per person (adults only)
Check-in ore 13.00
Check-out ore 10.00
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.