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Mazzarino: In one of the most interesting historical centers of Sicily

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Situated in the heart of Sicily, Mazzarino offers to its visitors a rich cultural, artistic and gastronomic heritage. Churches, palaces, castels, archaeological sites dominate this old mediaval town. It is situated in a strategic position to visit the most famous historic, artistic,and natural landmarks of the island:Piazza Armerina and the Villa Romana del casale; Agrigento and its Valley of the Temples; Palermo with its elegant buildings; Cefalù with its Norman heritage and its clear sea; Caltagirone and its precious pottery; Gela and its Greek archaeological sites; Catania and Noto famous for their baroque buildings; and last but not least Ragusa with Mantalbano's novel settings.

More Details

Owner
concetta rita cardamone
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

Amenities

Mazzarino Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Available
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    - 3 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Parasol
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

Reviews

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Mazzarino: In one of the most interesting historical centers of Sicily
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
Seattle, WA USA
4

Nice apartment in Mazzarino

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Rita's apartment in Mazzarino for five nights in April. It was in a good location within easy walking distance of the towns main streets and sights. It was comfortable and quiet and close to everything we needed. It made a good home base for driving around the area. Rita was a friendly and helpful host, who seemed genuinely interested in ensuring that we enjoyed our stay in the area. She speaks English, and gave us excellent advice on less well known towns to visit within driving distance of Mazzarino. She gave us pasta sauce that she made from fava beans from her garden and her son carried a heavy bag up and down the stairs for us. They were nice people who we enjoyed meeting. They live in the same building as the apartment, which is convenient. If you are looking for a smaller, more authentic, not touristy town to balance out your visits to all of the famous spots of Sicily Mazzarino is a good choice. We enjoyed our stay there.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sydney Australia
5

A real home from home with perfect hospitality

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is spacious, comfortable and well fitted out - you feel instantly right at home. Rita is generous, warm and friendly, making you feel a welcome guest. The town is lovely with gorgeous buildings, old squares and wonderful views of the beautiful countryside. We had the best meal of our 6 week holiday at Vidi, just around the corner. We wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My dears. Nice to hear from you! You are really kind and generous to me. Your words fill my heart of happiness and satisfactions. I'm glad to hear that you stayed well at my house and you liked my nice and ancient town. Your review help me to transform every effort in pleasure! I hope to meet you again and you are always welcome at my house! King regards
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San Diego, California
5

A terrific place!

  • 5 of 5

This was a terrific place. Rita was extremely friendly and helpful. The apartment is comfortable, and she arranged the bedrooms to suit us, which was very nice. There was lots of hot water, and pantry items, so easy to settle in. The big outside terrace was very nice. The town itself was great, with a wide main street and interesting churches and castle ruins, and not touristy at all so people were friendly and interested in finding out who we were and where we came from. (The people at the grocery store even gave us a gift of a bottle of wine for having shopped there!) A great experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC
5

A great p[lace to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Rita's apartment in Mazzarino the nights of Apr 20 and 21st and Rita made us very comfortable and very much at home - and we were surprised and pleased at how big the apartment was - it's a whole floor with 2 bedrooms and terrace! A bargain! Bright, spick and span and had all we needed and very convenient too, both for the old centre of town and for major attractions including Agrigento, Turkish steps, Piazza Armerina. Rita is very knowledgeable here. Mazzarino is a genuine old Sicilian town, not packed with tourists at all, and Rita's place was actually our favorite accomodation on our trip to Italy. We hope to be back for a longer stay. It was great!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David. Thank you very much for your nice rewiev. You was a really perfect guests. Mazzarino is close to many interesting places and in add guests can stay far away from crowds and touristic places. Here you can live in contact to culture, art, cooking...soul of Sicily. I hope you go back here for more time, so I could tell you more about our wonderful land! Keep in touch rita
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5

Very nice place!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is large enough for 4-5 persons. Kitchen well equipped, very nice terrace, quiet surrounding, comfortable main bedroom (we did not use the other one). But the most important aspect is the very warm welcome of Rita and Rino, the owners. They live in the building just on the upper floor. We had good advises from them, Rita spoiled us with fresh fruits, butter, jam, etc. As soon as we needed something, they tried to provide it for us. Mazzarino is a typical rural town on top of a hill among the fields but you have every convenient thing you need next door to the flat. The surroundings are quiet and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want to thanks my really friendly Canadian guests for their appreciations about their stay in Mazzarino. They are a great travellers! They travel a lot around all the world and they have been in Europe many times. Usually they spend a lot of time out of their house to know different cultures, traditions and way of life. I never met a couple like they... I was also happy to have hosted them in my own house by the sea and we to have spent with them pleasant and exciting evenings drinking our wine!
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Birmingham
5

Atmospheric Mazzarino

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was delicious, tasteful, classy and comfortable, and right in the centre of the town.

Mazzarino is a lovely welcoming place. There are great shops, a good market each week, a local outdoor swimming pool, quirky little streets, with bars and restaurants. For such a small town it is a bustling place with lots going on.

Rita, who owns the apartment, is the loveliest hostess you could ever imagine meeting. Full of excellent advice, suggestions and care she made our week-long stay seem far too short. She made us feel very welcome and was great ambassador for Mazzarino and Sicily.

There are some lovely towns and coastline within 3/4 - 1 hour drive - such as Piazza Armerina, Caltagirone and the beach at Mollarella. The whole area is stunning to drive around and while the roads are tricky, they are no worse that anywhere else in Sicily.

Rita suggest a couple of restaurants in Mazzarino which were fantastic and we would recommend them too, Canttina Di Bacco and Tentazioni.

All in all, a great place to stay and a good loaction to visit other parts of Sicily.

We hope to return soon.

Tom and Eva, Birmingham

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sure Mazarino is a good city to stay for a week. As Eva and Tom said, from Mazzarino you can get many interesting places, beaches and mountains. We try to offer the best of our guests and if they want, they can join us for jogging,or just for a coffe like Eva and Tom did. In addition our guest can ask suggestions for trips, restaurants or hotel to extend their holidays in Sicily. At last our guests could visit our estate and could taste our delicious wines. Thanks a lot Tom and Eva for your kind word, I really hope to meet you soon! I hope we help next guest to choice your best accomodation in the centre of Sicily
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Comiso
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Ariston
Nearest Ferry
160 Kilometres
Palermo
Nearest Golf
100 Kilometres
Etna
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Caltanissetta
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
A 19 Palermo Catania
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Cantina di Bacco
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Etna sud
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Falcoara
Car: recommended

To reach Mazzarino by car take the motorway Catania-Palermo and exit at Caltanissetta. If you arrive by plane, there are lots of collective taxis and the possibility to rent a car in Mazzarino

In Mazzarino there are religious celebrations and festivals all year round and they reveal the locals' true identity to this day. The most significant are Christmas, the Holy Week, the festival of Crucifix of the Elm (2nd Sunday of May), and the Patron Saint festival (3rd Sunday of Sempember).

In Mazzarino you can also find beautiful handcraft, for example very precious laces and hand-embroidery, which adopt the ancient traditions. Don't forget our restaurant, which suggest old recipes of Sicilian tipical cooking served with excellent local wines at competitive prices.

We recommend you to try from our family winery Torre Favara (www.torrefavara.com)

Nearby there are the picnic areas and range of options: doing quad excursions, practising tennis, basketball, five-a-side football, jogging, horse rides. Far from stress, smog and cities noise. Art lovers can find tour guides speaking English and French. Opportunity to extend your stay in the beautifull Taormina.

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Rates & Availability

Mazzarino Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
estiva
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$58
$384
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$47
$314
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

pulizie finali $23.28

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