Our Fenice Apartment is located at the beginning of via Garibaldi, a stone's throw from the charming Cathedral of Catania, on the 3rd floor of a typical historic building. The entrance leads to a hallway with stairs leading to the second floor and a living room with a table leading to all the areas of the house.
Inside you will find a particular vintage living room with sofa and armchairs, sideboard with porcelain items and several elements of religious art. The room is enriched by a vaulted ceiling with partial original frescoes, recovered through restoration works.
From the living room you get to the master bedroom, furnished with a majestic bed, antique chest of drawers and vaulted ceilings with partial original frescoes.
The entrance leads to a corridor on which you will find two bathrooms (one of which has a bathtub) and to the second double bedroom.
Each room comes with at least one balcony, except for the second bathroom (window only).
The staircase that leads to the upper floor, recently renovated, allows access to a living/relaxation area with kitchen, table, armchairs and sofas. A particularity of this room is the exposed masonry in lava stone.
Through another small staircase (6 steps to climb) you access the terrace with a breathtaking view of the Duomo, Castello Ursino, the Benedictine Monastery, as well as a glimpse of the sea and Volcano Etna. In the evening the view is particularly charming thanks to the night lighting of the city.
*To access the apartment by lift it is necessary to use a key, which will be provided to you upon check-in.
We also offer to our guests truly authentic experiences to live like a local. If interested, visit our website wonderfulitaly or contact us and we will be more than happy to help you out designing an unforgettable holiday to discover Italian beauties.
Catania can boast a beautiful historical center, listed among the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Its architectural wonders, as well as the colorful street markets, the wild beauty of the Mount Etna and the crystal-clear sea of the coasts will literally seduce you.
Among the others, the Cathedral of Sant’Agata (the city’s patron saint), Bellini theater, the street markets, Via Etnea (Catania’s most important and scenographic street), the wonderful Monastery of the Benedictines (home to the faculty of Human Sciences) and the Etna are really worth a visit.
And obviously, it is impossible not to mention Catania’s culinary tradition, with its typical arancini (fried rice balls), the iris (fried or baked stuffed bombs), Sant’Agata’s olivette (typical sweets made of almond paste and colored in green) and the famous brioches with granita.
For horse meat lovers, Via del Plebiscito with its typical street embers is really not to be missed. You can already smell the delicious aroma even from a long way off!
An unmissable stop-over just outside the city is the coast, and more specifically the beautiful Gulf of Acitrezza, where in 1881 Giovanni Verga set his best known novel, “I Malavoglia”.
The airport of Catania Fontanarossa is about a 15-minute drive from the apartment (8 km). It is also possible to take a bus from Catania Central station that leads to the airport in approximately 20 minutes.