This wonderful guesthouse is seconds from the famous bustling fish market and steps from the great piazza of Catania, to my mind one of the most beautiful, if not the most beautiful in the world.
The guesthouse in a historical palazzo is up two short flights of stairs and Riccardo was always available to help me with my suitcase , me being a solo woman traveler of 67 years! I had no trouble with the stairs and even carried my own suitcase up one of the two times i stayed there. The house has several rooms and is extremely clean with two bathrooms with showers. The rooms are large, clean and well appointed . The beds are very comfortable. The WIFI very important to me is very strong and steady. It is a very economical stay and Riccardo speaks excellent English and Spanish and is a lifelong resident of Catania and loves his city and it's history and is enthusiastic about offering suggestions, researching timetables for trains and buses etc and happy to make local recommendations for everything from shopping to sightseeing. He also stored my suitcase for 5 days while I traveled to other parts of Sicily.
He and his brother Nanni also have a small cafe in a beautiful part of Catania , off the beaten track which is not far at all, a ten minute walk but off the radar of most tourist- do go there to soak up the real atmosphere of Catania and have one of their wonderful salads or panini's ...so econonomical but so good and the pastries and granitas are AMAZING...a perfect place for a drink or coffee too. This is a place where you really feel like you have your own place in the center of Catania- free to come and go at your pace. Reserve with confidence.