About the property
- Apartment2368 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
"I had reached that level of emotion where heavenly sensations meet
The great beauty is a perfect blend of archaic charm and current affairs, a spacious space, in the name of comfort, in which attention to detail coexists perfectly with a minimal overall impression.
The building, located in the picturesque and central district of the ancient fish market of Catania, a few steps from the spectacular Piazza del Duomo, was erected in the eighteenth century, during the great post-earthquake reconstruction of the Val di Noto and, after years of glory and splendor, in the last century had fallen into decay, undergoing, like many other noble buildings in the center of the city, a senseless dismemberment of space.
The restructuring project, conceived by the owner herself, started from the building's essence, and then continued under the banner of subtraction, as if to re-emerge the original imprint of the structure, through the patient elimination of all questionable ones changes made over the decades.
Thus the floors, partitions, false ceilings and layers of paint left room for the precious woods, the refined frames, the finishes of the precious floors, finally giving back to the house the authenticity of its compositional system and the harmony of the materials.
The new division of the rooms has been designed to receive and welcome, while ensuring a large private space for both its inhabitants and guests. At the center of the apartment there is a large common area dedicated to conviviality, in which the neutral tones of the walls and the floor are interrupted here and there by the sudden color notes of the original coverings and by a few, simple furniture and furnishing accessories. mostly coming from antique markets, if not from local junk shops.
But it is in the kitchen that you breathe the true essence and spirit of the house. The love for good food and conviviality is clearly denoted. In steel and super equipped, almost a gastronomic laboratory, which presents itself as the fifth of pleasant evenings with friends where, surrounded by jars and jars of jams and home-made preserves, they invent together dishes of all kinds.
The master suite with double bed testifies, instead, the love for relaxation and personal care, starting from the bathroom, equipped with every comfort and whose center is dominated by a large pool.
Original is the idea of the guest room, almost entirely occupied by a large sofa, an original sofa made (designed by the owner) by virtuous leather artisans, which stems from the need to have a space reserved for guests but not exclusive, that could be used and lived even daily.
But the real highlight of the apartment is its splendid terrace overlooking the facade of the building. Accomplice the beautiful Sicilian climate, for most of the year the terrace is the beating heart of the house, an ideal place for aperitifs at sunset, overlooking the most beautiful square of the city.
Each area is covered by wi-fi.
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- English, French, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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During the day you will find yourself immersed in the magical atmosphere of the Pescheria (Piscarìa in Sicilian language), the ancient fish market of the city of Catania that is inserted in the tourist route for the folklore content that you breathe passing among the fishmongers' stalls. Only by experiencing this experience can one realize how picturesque this ever-crowded market can be and where the relentless verve of salespeople resounds. In the evening, instead, the nightlife of Catania, easily accessible from the splendid Piazza Mazzini, turns into a walk to the Duomo along the Via Etnea, until reaching the magnificent Castello Ursino. At 4 km the playa of Catania with all the shores of the coast and the international airport Fontanarossa.
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Preavviso minimo per le prenotazioni: 1 settimana