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Melodic Heart

  • 4 guests

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 3 bathrooms

    +1 extra toilet

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Located in Catania's historic heart, this two-storey apartment's incredible terrace places you amongst the city's church domes and the Piazza Duomo, with Mount Etna as the backdrop. You're never far from the view here – both bedrooms open directly onto the terrace, and the alfresco dining area is perfect for twilight meals and wine. Inside, the sleek kitchen and breezy living spaces are a nice touch. Being central, you'll find a whole host of eateries and shops a short stroll from the front step, along with a daily market if you're seeking supplies for that terrace feast. In the evening, head to nearby Via Crociferi for a lively evening in one of its bars.


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What to expect


Highlights

Explore Catania's historic and winding streets

Explore Catania's historic and winding streets

Enjoy alfresco and wine dining amongst church domes

Enjoy alfresco and wine dining amongst church domes

Step out onto the terrace from your bedroom and enjoy stunning Etna views

Step out onto the terrace from your bedroom and enjoy stunning Etna views

Find some time to yourself in the office area – perfect for reading

Find some time to yourself in the office area – perfect for reading

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Home truths

    If you're travelling with little ones, your host can provide a cot and high chair for free. You'll need to request them in advance.

    The apartment is spread over two floors. Although there is a lift access to the entrance level, you'll need to be able to use stairs to reach the kitchen on the second level.

About this stay


Amenities

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Washing machine

Patio / terrace

Dishwasher

Hair dryer

Bedrooms & bathrooms

2 bedrooms, 2 beds

3 bathrooms, 1 additional toilet

Extras


Additional fees

  • There may be some extra fees to pay here, such as charges for utilities, final cleaning fees, city tax and security deposits – all of which you may need to pay in cash to the homeowner. Please reach out during the booking process to confirm.

  • Your host can arrange early departures and late arrivals on request for an additional €30.

  • Your host can help arrange a variety of services and experiences for an additional fee, including wine tastings, cooking classes and spa treatments.

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Catania

It lies under the shadow of Mount Etna – an active volcano that has engulfed Catania several times over, burying signs of the past beneath the surface. Beautiful Catania is now the second largest city in Sicily, boasting a myriad of Baroque stuccoes and UNESCO heritage sites. Ever-present Etna has shaped both the history and the actual geometry of Catania, with the old part of town entirely rebuilt with wide-open...

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Enjoy Scirocco Sicilian Fish Lab

Enjoy Scirocco Sicilian Fish Lab

Scirocco Sicilian Fish Lab is a superb restaurant serving fresh and well-cooked Sicilian-style fried fish and seafood. The food is delicious, the portions are generous, and the staff is friendly.

4 min
Dine at Osteria Antica Marina

Dine at Osteria Antica Marina

Discover artfully presented Sicilian pasta, fish, and seafood dishes in a bright space within the bustling fish market. Enjoy fresh and delicious food with friendly staff in the heart of Catania city centre.

4 min
Dine at Carlito's

Dine at Carlito's

Enjoy fantastic Mexican food in an upbeat, colourful locale with friendly staff and generous portions.

7 min
Dine at Ristorante Il Bell'Antonio

Dine at Ristorante Il Bell'Antonio

Experience the true taste of Sicily at this atmospheric restaurant in the heart of Catania. Enjoy delicious seafood and beautifully cooked dishes in a pleasant and authentic Sicilian setting.

3 min
Explore Castello Ursino's archaeological collection and artifacts

Explore Castello Ursino's archaeological collection and artifacts

Immerse yourself in the history of Catania at this 13th-century castle turned museum. Discover Greek, Roman, and Renaissance art, religious relics, and more. Spend hours exploring the fascinating exhibits and learning about the city's past.

12 min
Explore Piazza Università

Explore Piazza Università

Discover the beautiful plaza flanked by ornate 18th-century buildings and adorned with 4 bronze lampposts depicting Catanian legends. Indulge in the variety of restaurants, cafes, and shops, and don't forget to capture a photo with the coloured elephant!

2 min
Explore the historic Fountain of the Elephant

Explore the historic Fountain of the Elephant

Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Catania at the stunning Fountain of the Elephant. Marvel at the Roman statue carved from basalt, symbolising the city's heritage. Relax in the nearby piazza and indulge in delicious local cuisine.

3 min
Explore the magnificent Basilica Cattedrale di Sant'Agata

Explore the magnificent Basilica Cattedrale di Sant'Agata

Immerse yourself in the stunning Sicilian Baroque architecture of the Basilica Cattedrale di Sant'Agata. Adorned with intricate frescoes, sculptures, and gold leaf accents, this historical landmark offers panoramic views of Catania from its bell tower.

2 min
Enjoy a casual dinner at Sleto Pizzeria & Hamburger

Enjoy a casual dinner at Sleto Pizzeria & Hamburger

Enjoy delicious pizzas and friendly service at this charming restaurant in Catania.

7 min
Enjoy authentic dishes at Trattoria Il Mare

Enjoy authentic dishes at Trattoria Il Mare

A wonderful family-run trattoria in the heart of Catania, serving delicious seafood dishes. The ingredients are fresh, portions are generous, and the service is friendly.

6 min
Explore the ancient Teatro Romano di Catania

Explore the ancient Teatro Romano di Catania

Step back in time at this open-air amphitheatre ruins from the 2nd century AD. Despite its current state of maintenance, the historical significance, architectural beauty, and panoramic views make it a memorable experience.

6 min
Explore the selection at Nelson Sicily

Explore the selection at Nelson Sicily

Indulge in wine and olive oil paradise at this highly recommended store and grocery. With a friendly owner, impressive selection, fair prices, and worldwide shipping, it's a must-visit for wine enthusiasts.

6 min

Get around

Airport

Vincenzo Bellini Catania

41 min

Comiso

1 hr 30 min

Reggio Calabria

2 hr 29 min

Train station

Catania Centrale

6 min

Subway station

Galatea

9 min

Bus stop

Catania

8 min

Local shops & services

Supermarket

9 min

Cafe

11 min

Pharmacy

11 min

Points of interest

Beach

Spiaggia pubblica

13 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Not suitable for children under age 12

Not suitable for infants under age 1

No pets

No smoking

No parties or events

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 10:00

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    60

    days

    Cancel at least 60 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 60 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Maria

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Maria and her friendly team are experts when it comes to Italian escapes. They're here to make sure that every last thing is in place for your unforgettable stay.

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