House In Ancient Maritime Village
|Address||VIA SANTA CATERINA, 95024 ACIREALE(CT), Italy|
|Property type||Private room|
|Response time||A few hours|
|Calendar updated||3 weeks ago|
INSIDE: Two private rooms on 2nd floor, private bathrooms,air conditioning, satellite tv, unlimited wifi, fully equipped kitchen shared sometimes with the hosts;
OUTSIDE: three huge and sea view terraces, entirely equipped with outdoor forniture; a nice garden full of typical Sicilian plants, a traditional well built in Etna's grey and lavic stone, an original old tub.
The small village of Santa Caterina, originally inhabited by fishermen, belongs to Acireale, famous for its Baroque architecture, whose historic center is only 700 meters walking. There you can find lots of restaurants, cafe, delicious pastry shops and various stores;
The sea, wild but clean and scented,can be reached directly from the house descending down a hill called Timpa through a path site of Nature Reserve.
The best tourist attractions of the area are right next door: Taormina with its Greek Theater, the mount Etna with its natural surprises, Siracusa and Noto with their precious ruins, Catania with its historic markets and Museums,the nice villages and the beaches of that coast like Acicastello, Acitrezza, land of the giant Cyclop, Capomulini with its restaurants of sea food on the sea.
Railway station 2 Km.
Bus station 1 Km.
Airport 25 Km.
Mall and shops 1 Km.
Highways 3 Km
House rulesPrivate parking available Fee 10,00
No smoking inside
Flexible check in and check out
End cleaning included
Available breakfast featuring fresh local produce Fee: 5,00
Available tastings of fine wines coming from neighboring wineries. The service is on resevation Fee 20,00
Swimming pool in Hotel Santa Caterina, far only 300 mt, available on request Fee 10,00
Transfert from and to Catania Airport Fee 30 euros one way
Unforgettable excursions on volcano Etna by qualified and certified guides provided by Etna Trekking Tours, for the true nature lovers.Fee from 60,00 to 80,00.
|Weekly rate for up to 2 guests||£ 246|
|Price for > 2 guests||£ 13 per guest/night extra|
|Check-in After||On arrangement|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out Before||On arrangement|
Reviews of this property
Hello Gloria, hello Antonio, thanks for the nice time at your place! We will come back! Briga and Willi
It was fun to stay in Glorias house. She is a nice host. We had breakfast on a terrace with a view onto the Ionian Sea. Accomodation is good value for money.
All the best , good accommodation and very nice people , greetings from Michael and Max :-)
We felt very welcome with Gloria and het husband. A great house, could have been in a lifestyle magazine! Good bed and good shower. Cosy garden! We felt at home!! I would recommend it to my friends.
We spend one week at the house of Gloria and Antonio.
We can recommend this place to other people. We had a great time!
Of course the whether in Sicily is great ( very important )but on the other hand our hosts made us feel " at home ". For us it's important to experience that.
We see them as open minded people. People that have seen and experienced that there is " more " in life. That's the reason we had many interesting and pleasant discussions during our stay.
Room and bathroom are ok. It's sufficient .You don't spent much time there is our experience.
We like to recommend to cooking of Antonio. He made some fine dishes for us during the weekend. Also the breakfast is good which is served every morning in the garden by Gloria.
From Acireale it's possible to see some interesting places as Taormina, Syracuse and the Etna. It takes some time to get there so having your own car is absolutely nessecary. Also there are some nice beaches in the neighborhood.
We like to " warn " you for the rather chaotic driving at Sicily . As people from Northern Europe we are not used to this kind of driving....haha!
Also parking your car can sometimes be difficult. But at the end you always find something!
We hope you will have the same experience as we had. That's a positive one!
( if you have any chance to meet Cynthia....? Take it! She will explain you in her own way of the English language the difference between man and woman.....)
Hans and Carla
Thanks Gloria, everything was perfect!
Nice little room, amazing breakfast in the garden and the possibility to share the dinner.
Go to Santa Maria la Scala beach for swimming in a blue unexpected see!
See you in 2015.
The house is beautiful furnished like in the photo's. We could use the kitchen where I cooked diner for Gloria once. Gloria is a perfect host. She speaks her languages and she always is prepared to help you.
Here we had the opportunity to meet once a nice Sicilian family family life, which is not possible in a hotel. The hostess met all our needs, eg we could use the kitchen. Also we received insider tips for trips that are not in the guide. The house is a lovingly prepared but building in St. Catherine, a small village, directly adjacent Aci Reale. The sea is via a steep staircase in about 15min walk. You can swim but not there. We took many trips to the car, eg to Mount Etna, Catania, Taormina, Noto and Syracuse or bathed approx 5km away at the "Lido Cyclops", a beautiful beach resort.
Hier hatten wir die Möglichkeit, einmal familiäres Leben einer netten sizilianischen Familie kennenzulernen, was in einem Hotel so nicht möglich ist. Die Gastgeberin erfüllte alle unsere Wünsche, z.B. konnten wir die Küche mit nutzen. Auch erhielten wir Insidertipps für Ausflüge, die nicht im Reiseführer stehen. Das Haus ist ein liebevoll hergerichtetes Gebäude in St. Caterina, einem kleinen Dörfchen, direkt an Aci Reale angrenzend. Das Meer erreicht man über eine steile Treppe in ca. 15min Fußweg. Baden kann man dort jedoch nicht. Wir unternahmen mit dem Leihwagen viele Ausflüge, z.B. zum Ätna, nach Catania, Taormina, Noto und Syracus oder badeten am "Lido Zyklope", einer sehr schönen Strandanlage ca. 5km entfernt.
Charming house in a quiet location, the center of Acireale is easily reached on foot. Good starting point for trips towards Etna, Taormina etc. Gloria was very personable and made us feel very welcome.
Charmantes Haus in ruhiger Lage, das Zentrum von Acireale ist bequem zu Fuß zu erreichen. Guter Ausgangspunkt für Touren in Richtung Etna, Taormina etc. Gloria war sehr sympatisch und wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt.
At the gap noise turns out that housing is a peace. Quickly integrated into the family we share the real kitchen Sicilienne.Chaque evening listen to good advice to organize visits the next day. Evenings with friends are warm and lively (maybe too much if a friend comes to Cynthia in meler) This is a good base to visit Mount Etna, Catania and Syracuse,
A l'ecart du bruit ce logement est un avre de paix. Rapidement intégré dans la famille nous partageons la vraie cuisine Sicilienne.Chaque soir écoutez les bons conseils pour organiser les visites du lendemain. Les soirées entres amis sont chaleureuses et animées (peut etre trop si Cynthia une amie vient s'en meler) C'est un bon point de chute pour visiter l'Etna, Catania et Syracuse,
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