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Apartment In Villa In The City Of Catania, Wifi, Private Parking



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
Apartment, Wifi, Parking, Garden, 2 Sleeps, Renovated

A recently renovated apartment on the ground floor of a villa in the city of Catania. The apartment has a bedroom with en-suite shower, a living room with open kitchen and separate bathroom, and a big shaded terrace. On the upper floor lives the pensioned owner, a Sicilian 'mamma'. On request, she is happy to prepare a typical Sicilian lunch (pasta, vegetables, second dish) and you will eat better than in any kind of restaurant in the area.

The house distances 1 km of the beautiful old centre of Catania. The house is located 30 meters from Viale Mario Rapisardi, one of the main roads of Catania that further on connects to Corso Italia, an avenue with luxury clothing shops. Instead, Viale Mario Rapisardi, is a street where people from the province with cute vespacars come to sell there fresh picked fruits and also fishermen just sell right on the street what they just caught. The area is not picturesque from an urban point of view, but very folkloristic and 'real'.

Perfect for a short, cheap stay if you arrive late at Catania Airport and you want to move on the next day, but also if you stay a few days to visit Catania, Etna and its surroundings.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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“We have been with Homeaway since 2006, proposing houses that are able to unfold Sicily's colours and charm at best. Houses with quality furnishing on unique locations, with incredible views or with a pool, always accurately selected in order to satisfy our main wish: to see you falling in love with Sicily just like we did.

We quickly reply in the language you feel more comfortable with. We provide you with transparent information and true pictures. What you see is exactly what you get. We advise you as much as we can about about travel info, transfers and car rental. Dinners in villas and other extra services can also be arranged. Once in the house you can always count on our reliable keyholders. We are flexible with your arrivals and departures and if you need a late check-in this is often possible. Finally, our prices are final rates! There are no hidden additional costs.”

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17 Reviews

based on 17 holidaymaker reviews


Clean, airy space away from the city

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we were greeted warmly, although there was a language barrier as the host can only speak Italian, which made for some interesting interactions! We prepared a fabulous meal by her of carious courses for €20 per person while we sat outside in the sun. The house is about an hour away from the town centre but there is a bus stop right around the corner which we used plenty once we cracked the bus system! The apartment is clean and airy with a lovely kitchen area and a cosy bedroom (the AC unit in there is a godsend)! There is a good supermarket about three minutes walk away with everything you need so if you stay for a day or a week like we did, you'll be perfectly comfortable at a very good price.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

A delightful apartment on a quite side street. Lovely terrace that was a real sun trap, the apt. was spacious, clean with all mod cons including Air Con. Would highly recommend, walk a couple of yards to the end of the street and you are on a main thoroughfare with all the shops etc. you will need. Its just a 20 min walk into the centre of Catania and a 5 min drive to the nearest beach. Finally the host Tiziana was warm, kind and ubber helpful. {makes a nice cake too!!) I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

When we were driving to the property we were worried by the area as it is quite run down. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised as it is an absolute little haven. The gardens are lovely and it was great having secure parking. The accommodation was clean and modern with everything you want. The bedroom was at the back so it was very quiet and the airconditioning worked a treat. We spent 2 very relaxing weeks here. The beach is only a 10 minute drive and it is a very good beach. We would not hesitate to recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Apt in Catania

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Catania at Casa Curia! Our warm smiling Sicilian mama was there to meet us and we stayed four ngts in the cozy apt. Kitchen was well-stocked, the apt was spacious and there was a small patio out front for an evening glass of wine. Taniana cooked us a delicious genuine Sicilian meal one of the evenings, €20 ea, included a btl of red wine and antipasto, primi, secondi and fresh oranges for dessert, served in our apt.

A few drawbacks, Taniana speaks no English at all, so when we ran into a glitch with our luggage not appearing at the Catania airport it was difficult to get her to help us with tracking it down. Also hard to find out about local transport into the main sights of Catania (Duomo, fish market, shopping, etc); it was a very long walk into town center, which we did several times, however this may seem difficult for some. We might suggest that an orientation book, in English, be left in the apt to assist with some of the things tourists may want to know (supermarket, nearby recommended restaurants, map of the city and routes to go to the main area, bus info, etc).

Off-street parking was very narrow, behind a locked gate, wouldn't be suitable for a large vehicle. Trying to find the apt would be very difficult without a GPS and even then, Garmin led us through some pretty crazy driving!

That being said, our haven at the end of a day trip to Mt Etna and another to Taormina was very welcome! And Taniana was always on hand to try to help out, despite the challenges with English. We were welcomed with fresh oranges and lemons in the fridge, and a delicious pastry the next morning.

We enjoyed our stay and would recommend the Casa Curia!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oasis in Catania

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier or more cared for in this apartment. The description was accurate. It was clean and very open and airy. The garden was lovely. Our hostess cooked and held our late night dinner (due to flight delay) and arranged our efficient pick up at the airport for our arrival. The service was so courteous, we felt like family. We only stayed one night as we were off to Taormina the next day but she walked us to the bus to assure we were at the correct stop to board. She even gave us the bus tickets. Everything was so congenial and warm. We really would recommend this apartment to anyone who wants a perfect experience of feeling like a cared for family member.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Haven of Peace in hectic Catania

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is quietly siuated near the busy Viale Mario Rapisardi. This idiot street has much to offer: many, varied shops and coffee-corners for the locals. But also the intense and noisy traffic that caracterizes all the southern Italian cities.

It follows a hill of the Etna. From Casa Curia you go down to the centre of Catania. Public transport is very unreliable. So we often used the Casa Curia's available bikes. Full speed downtown (9 minutes) but be aware going back home: climbing the hill asks much of your endurance (20 minutes).

Casa Curia answers completely to the description on the site: it is calm, Catania seems so far away. The apartment is clean, hygienic and comfortable with an airco that beats the outside heat. You can take your breakfast in the garden, where you can you meet two lazy turtles who respond curiously to your calling.

The helpful owner lives on the first floor: we enjoyed her warm hospitality. She only speaks Italian. That lead to surprising, unclear and funny conversations.

Our favorite restaurant is Razmataz, Via Montesano 19, a short sidestreet of the Via Etnea. Once been there you surely will return and return. The interior, the exterior and the employees, they all make it a plesant place to be.

For two or three persons Casa Curia I recommend this apartment warmly.


  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Catania at 7 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 200 Metres Nearest Ferry : Catania at 5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Il Picciolo, Linguaglossa at 55 Kilometres Nearest Train : Catania at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 400 Metres Nearest Ski : Etna, Rifugio sapienza at 15 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Playa at 6 Kilometres


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Incl. Parking, WiFi & Airco.
19 May 2016 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

It is possible for 5 euro per day to add an extra bed for the third person.

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Updated: 23-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Budget


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Television


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Location Type

  • city centre


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 45 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • toilet is separated from the bathroom with shower


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Child Bed
  • bedroom with air-conditioning and en-suite spacious shower


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available


  • possibility to add a single bed in the living room

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