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Belle-Etages apartment in the old town in a Palazzo with terrace u. 2 balconies

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Updated: 29-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Beautiful palace of the XVIII. Century, newly restored and renovated.

The newly renovated apartment belongs to a residential palace of the XVIII. Century, the min. 2 walk from Cathedral Square, University Square, and is of the colorful fish market. You will find all modern conforts in a noble-furnished, stylish apartment in the style of past eras. The charming suite consists of an entrance hall, a large bedroom with king-size bed (which can be converted into 2 single beds), various cabinets and sunny balcony overlooking the Opera Theater, a large living room with a sofa and 1 sofa bed (for 2 persons) a wide dining table, TV with DVD player and PC LED monitor with a balcony; a large kitchen with marble worktop in the style of the ancient Sicilian cuisine is attending, equipped with all necessary utensils and appliances and furnished with dining table and chairs. A bathroom with shower and a separate laundry room with washer, wash-stand and coat stand still belong to the beautiful apartment. An atmospheric and peaceful terrace, flowers and plants of all varieties invites for morning breakfast or a small glass of wine in the Sicilian, starry nights. Wi-Fi is available in the whole house, and bed, bath and table linen.

Children are most welcome and colorful families, groups of friends, etc.

Travel literature, travel wallets and any information regarding Sicily, its history and its attractions are plentiful through books that are available there as well as by the erudition and knowledge of their friendly landlady.

A touch of the old Sicilian flair, aristocratic lifestyle you can get here determined. The old town is on foot to capture anywhere in a few minutes completely and buses (Bus central is close), or trains or in the car you can easily reach all interesting, more destinations like Taormina, Siracusa, Ragusa, Modica, Pachino or Agrigento, Palermo , Trapani.

City buses allow a few minutes to reach the beaches on foot and you land to the city harbor and the sea. Historic and colorful markets where everything is sold, are also nearby. Famous ice cream shop and pastry shop, cool little restaurants and bar are abundant everywhere.

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About the Owner

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Italian
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Calendar last updated:
29 March, 2017

10 Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
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A hidden treasure... Catania and Belle-Etages

  • 5 of 5

It's a shame travellers bypass Catania on the frequent Taormina to Syracuse route because there is so much to see and experience. If you do come, stay with Anna at her Belle-Etages apartment for a true Catanese palazzo experience. Turn left when exiting the apartment and within a minute you're in Piazza Bellini standing outside the opera house; turn right and again, in a minute you're in the main square, Piazza Duomo, a car-free Baroque beauty. From the nearby (5 minutes walk) bus stop it's possible to visit many neighbouring towns and beaches simply and cheaply. Anna know so much about her city and generously shares her insider tips. Do visit the cathedral's terraces for the best city and Mt Etna views, have a coffee in the sun near the city's emblematic elephant statue, eat fish or pasta Norma at the authentic market restaurants nearby, stroll to the Bellini Gardens and wander the impressive Greek and Roman ruins. Returning home after being part of this bustling city, you'll find a sumptuous quiet apartment with large rooms, high ceilings, antiques and cultural artefacts, a sunny terrace and a kitchen which will make you want to head to the market for supplies, just so you can dine in style. This was our first visit to Catania, but it won't be our last.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thank you very much, Anna, for excellent holidays

  • 5 of 5

Charming and well equipped apartment, very central location; has fantastic books on baroque. Anna is very helpful and not only answered hundreds of our questions but also welcomed us with food and wine. Thank you very much, Anna!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We continually strive to offer a comfortable apartment, efficient and charming. All our guests have shown that they appreciate our efforts.
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Gorgeous, gorgeous and not at all run of the mill!

  • 5 of 5

This really is a Palazzo with a terrace. Walk up the old staircase, noticing the fading grandeur but perfect proportions, and suddenly there is your hostess, greeting you with a smile and sympathy for the warm day. In through the front door, across a coolly tiled balcony that goes all round the inner courtyard, noticing the array of blooms, planted and cut, and the noble ceramic heads in the famous Sicilian style. In the lobby of the flat, your eye is immediately caught by a knight in shining armour -- yes, really, it's one of those traditional puppets... and then you take in the noble furniture, the lamp that looks like a cloud descending (possibly with a nymph in it), and then into the kitchen where you find, to your delight, fresh rolls, plums, doughnuts. All this and more, a calmness which is quite astonishing considering you are right in the middle of the bustle of Catania. At night, as you fall asleep in the rather large bed, surrounded by some beautiful wardrobes and drapes, you might hear, distantly the strains of the local cafes, but you probably will find even that relaxing. What more can be said? It's a treasure of a place to stay and every quirk goes in the right direction. We'd go again like a shot.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

L'appartement est idéalement situé dans le coeur historique de Catane et en même temps extrêmement calme . Tout peut se visiter à pied et à 5 minutes de l'appartement se trouve le merveilleux marché aux poissons où l'on peut manger des poissons d'une fraicheur inouïe et délicieux !

L'appartement en lui même est vaste et confortable , et un petit balcon donnant sur un patio intérieur permet de profiter du soleil ... La propriétaire est absolument charmante et prévenante tout en étant très discrète ; Nous avons été accueillis par une corbeille de fruits , du vin et tous les produits de première nécessité et n'avons manqué de rien Notre propriétaire était une parfaite démonstration du caractère chaleureux et généreux des siciliens ! A recommander absolument !

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Sehr unfreundliche Besitzerin, unmögliche Küche, man konnte nicht kochen.

  • 1 of 5

Unfreundliche, weder englisch noch frz sprechende Besitzer( dieses war in der Annonce angegeben!).Die gut ausgerüstete Landhausküche entpuppte sich als nicht benutzbar, da es einen Rauchmelder gab, der schon terrorartigenLärm beim Wasserkochen machte.

Die Besitzerin war an diesem Abend nicht erreichbar..

Diese Unterkunft ist viel zu teuer, und nicht komfortabel

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Très bel appartement, bien situé

  • 4 of 5

Très bel appartement, très bien situé, en cœur de ville. Atypique, avec un mobilier original, une grande chambre et une vraie cuisine. Accueil sympathique.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Flughafen Fontanarossa at 6 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Mehrere at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Catania Hafen at 300 Metres Nearest Golf : Golfclub - Landstrasse Catania-Gela at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Hauptbahnhof Catania Centrale at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Catania-Messina/Palermo/Siracusa at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Mehrere at 50 Metres Nearest Ski : Vulkan Etna at 30 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Plaia at 3 Kilometres Car: not necessary

From the old town one can easily and quickly reach the major sights of Siizilien: Taormina and Etna, Alcantara Caves, Syracuse, Ragusa, Agrigento and the Tempelntal, Piazza Armerina, Palermo.

The nearby tourist port allows selbsständige or organized boat trips along the east coast: Porto Palo to Äeolien-Archipelago.

From the apartment is just a few minutes walk to the historic and picturesque fish market, not far from the harbor, where you can buy fresh and fragrant food from the fertile area and cost: oranges, lemons, cheese, olives, almonds and nuts, fresh pasta, meat of all varieties, Ricotta, Ham from the Nebrodi and any organic products.

Near the apartment you can go anywhere delicious ice cream and granite, "cannoli" and any pastry products, is famous for Sicily, enjoy, along with the typical "arancini" rice balls with cheese, meat or vegetables. You can sit in the shade and a delicious granita from lemons, almonds or coffee with cream and warm briosche enjoy under the umbrellas in the cathedral square.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £130

Endreinigung ab 3 Tagen 15€
Endreinigung ab einer Woche 30€
Waschmaschine darf erst ab dem 4. Tag Urlaub benutzt werden.
Auf jedem Fall darf die Waschmaschine nur nach der genauen Hinweisungen der Eigentuemerin benutzt werden und mit Erstattung eines kleinen Kostenbeitrages.

Haushalter/ Köchin/ Baby sitter 7€ pro Stunde .
Wäsche/ Strom/ Wasser und Heizung sind im Endpreis eingeschlossen.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 29-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront


  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 60 m²


  • The elegant bathroom has a large shower Becke (90 x 90), with large windows, a hairdryer, shower and bath linens, clothes rack. Next door is a very convenient laundry room with wash-stand, washing machine, ironing board and iron, shoe drawers and hanging possibilities.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The bedroom has a king size bed (180 cm), which is convertible into 2 separate single beds. Cabinets and drawers are also there as well as a sofa and 1 armchair. In the living room is a sofa that is convertible into a comfortable single bed. Given another bed under the sofa can bring Sleeps 4 namely in 2 separate bedrooms. Ideal for families and friend groups. The 2 bedrooms offer all guests the necessary privacy, since they represent two separate, independent spaces, can only be reached through the entrance / hallway. The bedroom has 2 balconies: one on the terrace and the second overlooking the Opera Theater.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Catania and Sicily with its diversity and the sunny weather can meet several different requirements. The nightlife is in Catania z. B. pretty intense and vivid.

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