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URG/HLUK Gorgeous penthouse in the heart of city

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2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
1 night minimum
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A prestigious penthouse in the city centre, set in a unique location in front of the Ursino Castle (Castello Ursino): the emblematic monument of culture of the city of Catania built by Frederick II of Swabia and dating back to the thirteenth century. The building as a whole has been recently restored and exudes great tranquility and privacy. The privileged position of this property within the historic centre of Catania, in close proximity to the city’s vibrant night life, makes your stay both comfortable, stylish, convenient and an ideal base from which to explore the prime attractions on the eastern side of Sicily. Even without a car (the bus station is 5 minutes walk away) you can visit Siracusa, Ragusa, Noto, Marzamemi, Vendicari nature reserve, Piazza Armerina, Pantalica, Taormina, Agr...A prestigious penthouse in the city centre, set in a unique location in front of the Ursino Castle (Castello Ursino): the emblematic monument of culture of the city of Catania built by Frederick II of Swabia and dating back to the thirteenth century. The building as a whole has been recently restored and exudes great tranquility and privacy. The privileged position of this property within the historic centre of Catania, in close proximity to the city’s vibrant night life, makes your stay both comfortable, stylish, convenient and an ideal base from which to explore the prime attractions on the eastern side of Sicily. Even without a car (the bus station is 5 minutes walk away) you can visit Siracusa, Ragusa, Noto, Marzamemi, Vendicari nature reserve, Piazza Armerina, Pantalica, Taormina, Agrigento, Messina and Acireale as well as Palermo directly. The apartment is just a short walk from almost all Catania’s main tourist attractions including the Roman amphitheatre, yarrow spas, thermal baths, the Benedictine monastery, Piazza Duomo (the main square) and the Cathedral; not to mention the famous fish and fresh food market, Via Etna, Bellini Park, Via Crociferi, the Amenano River, the Gamamzita well, Bellini Theatre and much more. Integral to the city’s buzzing nightlife, you are also only moments away from one of the gastronomic centres of the city. A short ride on public transport (or car) will take you to either a sandy (south) or volcanic stoney beach (north) within a few minutes. Mount Etna is accessible within about 40 minutes by car or bus (departing from the central bus station). The house has been renovated by the oner – an architect by profession – in a contemporary style, with attention to the choice of materials and decorative details to preserve the tradition and the historical nature of the site and the building. All the furniture is of superior design with some original pieces from the designer. Located on the second floor of a building dating back to the 1900s, this apartment is composed of two levels: the first a living area with a large open plan lounge with relaxation area with full HD projector and surround sound system (Sky TV and Netflix movies are viewable) and a dining area for six people. On the same level, there is an open entrance area with direct views to the terrace and castle, a large kitchen and bathroom. The garden terrace, viewable from the entire space, is equipped with a solid oak table and benches/chairs providing the perfect ambience for relaxing dinners with wine or a typical breakfast sipping coffee and sampling Catania’s excellent “granita” and brioche. The backdrop of the medieval castle creates the optimal setting. Ascending the freestanding staircase takes you to the upper level of the apartment comprised of two large double bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms (both with a rain showers) and laundry area. The master bedroom is directly connected to the upper terrace garden with private sundeck, outdoor shower, an array of beautiful flowers and plants and a magnificent 360 degree view of the cityscape and Etna volcano. A double sofa bed is available in a studio room in the same level. The apartment is equipped with everything you could possibly need during your stay, including fiberoptic broadband and free WIFI. It is only a 10-minute drive or bus ride from the airport, a 15 minute walk from the train station and a 5 minute walk from Via Etna, the main shopping street. A 5 minute taxi ride takes you to the bus terminal for Taormina (40 min north), that is also accessible by train, and the city of Siracusa and Ortigia (30 min south) and as well as other picturesque locations on the island. RICE ALL INCLUSIVE ONLY for reservation made before april 2017 previous policy will be applied: cleaning fee (50€) to pay on site Free on-street parking is available. Smoke is allowed only in open spaces (balconies or terraces) 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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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Linens Provided
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Fax
Freezer
Housekeeping Optional
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Spacious apartment with 2private bedrooms with own bathrooms. 3 terraces to overlook the city. Well equipped kitchen on main floor. Location was easy to see common tourist sites. Excellent restaurants immediately outside the entrance & and around corner across from a small church. One was...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank JuanaOmaha
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile
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Date of stay: October 2018
About the Owner
Self Catering Sicily M
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish
Response Rate:74%
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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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.
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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
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