Catania (Sicily - Italy) it's an unique city and there are no cities like this one all over the world...Why? It's because we have the biggest european, still alive, volcano at our feet "Etna" and the beautiful ionian sea that inspired Omerus with his "Odissey". Maybe the only place where you can go swimming on morning and skying on afternoon.
Here, in the city centre where you need no car to move I want to introduce you my personal little pearl: a beautiful little apartment in the city centre of Catania. The apartment is located in a quiet street in a residence with trees and flowers where are 4 mini apartments in a perfect "melrose pla...ce" style. In 30 Mq. we have a room divided in two areas by three bookshelf: in one area there is a big sofa (it's even a bed (cm 120x190cm)) a desk and a 37" LCD TV, in the other area there'a a bed (120 x 190 cm) with other furniture for your dresses. In another room there's a complete kitchen with a table, and then a little bathroom with the shower.
The apartment is very little as apartment but very large confronted with italian hotel's room. I think it's perfect for a couple or a couple with a child. but it contained even 5 people without problems.
The apartment have four window one of these on the street of Via Ficarazzi while the other on the garden. The apartment is ground floor so is suitable for disabled people. There are no garage for the car, but you could leave just in front of the apartment or if you want in a public garage. The animals are welcomed.
You will find here the warm atmospheres of your own home, even if in a stranger country: the apartment is totally independent, so you don't have to wake no one to open the door and no one will disturb you. In the same residence there are other apartments where live an "Informatic Consulent", a PH Doctor and a student. I know all of them and they are lovely people who cheers and say good morning every time you pass by.
You can finf all you need in a range of 100/200 Mt.. There are few steps to the supermarket, greengrocer, bakery, butcher, fishmonger, tobacconist, pharmacy, bowling, bar, restaurant, stadium, Hospital, Zoological Museum, Botanical Museum, ... I'm very tired and I can't list you all, but you are at the very centre of the city and you can find all you need without take the car.
All the big attractions of Catania are at walking distance and the apartment is 20 mt. distance from bus that can take you everywhere. If you check the address with software like "Google maps", or other you will see you are too near to "Villa Bellini" (the city park where you can lay after a day of strolling), the "Via Etnea" (most important street that cut in two Catania, an absolutely "must see"), the "Anfiteatum", The "Duomo", and other sites.
Convention with public taxis from airport of Catania, personal guide, courtesy car, personal shopper, are only few of the services we can offer to you. You ask it and I'll found it. We can also arrange to make you visit the volcano etna, or anything you want even if not in Catania. There are many things to visit in Sicily: Taormina, Siracusa, and other wonderful placesRead more
Left on 06/10/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | Gene and Maria Hough
My husband and I stayed at the Golden Heart miniappartament from January till the middle of March. We found it to be a comfortable "nest" situated in a friendly neighborhood .All we wanted was there. The little stand of fruit, whose owner spoke Inglish (!) just a few steps away. The bank for the exchange acrross street from it. Of course, Francesco eatery, also, right there. The Punto Supermarket, very nice folks as well, just as close. All in all we would consider going back anytime!
Left on 10/01/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Francesco
Il monovano è particolarmente consigliato per ciò che riguarda la sua posizione strategica all'interno della città etnea. In particolar modo si riesce a raggiungere facilmente il centro senza peraltro vivere le tipiche difficoltà di abitarvi (traffico, smog ecc.), e si riesce tranquillamente a parcheggiare nello spazio antistante il residence, specie nelle ore serali. L'appartamento è stato di recente ristrutturato ed è dotato di tutti i confort. Il proprietario è gentile e disponibile. Consigliato!
Un piccolo appartamento vicino alle bellezze di Catania
Left on 08/17/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Maddalena
L'appartamento si trova a due passi dal centro di Catania, ma al di fuori dal caos cittadino, ben collegato da autobus e taxi che si trovano a pochi metri.
A poca distanza si trova lo stadio, la Villa Bellini e la Via Etnea.
Ottima location per una coppia o al massimo una famiglia con un bambino, mentre è poco adatto a famiglie numerose visto che si tratta di una stanza medio/grande ed una piccola ma accogliente cucina.
La casa deve essere stata ristrutturata da poco, in quanto i mobili ed il bagno sono nuovissimi e ben tenuti.
L'appartamento si trova all'interno di un piccolo residence immerso nel verde.
I proprietari sono stati gentilissimi e disponibili ad assecondare le nostre esigenze.
In conclusione mi sento di consigliare il Golden Heart, soprattutto a coppie che vogliono visitare la città vista la vicinanza dal centro e la tranquillità della zona.
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