Newly renovated 2 bedrooms apartment. Fresh and comfortable in extraordinary beautiful location. Just a stroll from the sea with a beautiful cliff and black lava rock beaches ideal for snorkeling, a few minutes driving from Catania. It's an excellent starting point to visit many interesting places and beaches in eastern Sicily. Renting a car is recommended. Private Parking is available. [ New, 04 feb 2017: Fully renovated bathroom ] [ New, 24 feb 2017: Highly effective soundproof windows]
Centrally located in the heart of the traditional sea town of Aci Castello (6km from Catania), this apartment represent a convenient solution for couples or families willing to experience a relaxing and comfortable stay our the stunning Sicilian coast.
It`s inclusive of 2 bedrooms, spacious living room, kitchen and three large balconies. At the end of 2013 has been fully renovated with traditional marine deco from local suppliers.
[ New, 22 aug 2016 ] The air conditioning in the master bedroom was replaced with a new Mitsubishi Inverter A+.
[ New, 04 feb 2017 ] Fully renovated bathroom with modern fittings.
[ New, 24 feb 2017 ] Highly effective soundproof windows (5mm) have been recently installed, to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay.
Great for those who want to move by walking or public transport. All of the various services (mini market, bakery, tobacco, pharmacy and para-pharmacy) are within 2 minutes walking distance.
The apartment is equipped with all appliances and accessories: washing machine, refrigerator, freezer, oven, water heater, vacuum cleaner, air conditioning in both bedrooms, electric heater oil for the winter. There is also a 42-inch LCD television. With appropriate cables (via HDMI adapter), you can connect your pc, tablets and smartphones to the TV to view photos, video directly on the big screen.
(Note!): the apartment is located on the second floor of the building. In order to access the apartment the tenants have to walk two floors of stairs. Such a condition might be restrictive for people with mobility issues.
Interaction with guests
I welcome our guests personally and I hand over the keys. I try to answer all requests for information and suggest the best spots nearby.
TOURS: Upon request, I can book guided tours of Mount Etna with a professional agency and multi-lingual guides (4WD, Alcantara River, Trekking, Wine Tours). Upon request, I can book the mini-tour with traditional rowing boats, sailing between the stacks of Acitrezza (my guests were amazed by the unique experience) a great local experience!
I leave guests free to organize themselves independently but I am always available if they need help or information.
Other things to note
[ New for 1 September 2017! ]
A private parking is available in the same building.
You can park in the street below the apartment and nearby streets for free in places marked in white.
Alternatively you can park in the spaces marked by blue color. Paying a ticket from 08:30 to 13:00 and from 15:30 to 20:00 with the ticket machines arranged along the streets. Outside of the above times you can park for free. If you install the application ParkMan you can pay for parking from your smartphone (available for Android and iOS).
HOW TO GET TO APARTMENT:
(by car) I suggest you to rent a car in airport. Once you are in Sicily, from Aci Castello, you can go to visit so many wonderful places. Historic Centres of artistic importance, seaside resorts with fishing villages, Mount Etna with its many paths and much more. The beautiful Taormina, Siracusa with its remains of ancient Greece and Rome, Agrigento with its temples.
(by private transport) I can book a transfer service from Catania airport directly to Aci Castello. The service is offered by a professional agency that will pick you up at the airport with a comfortable van or mini-bus. The total cost of the transfer is variable depending on the number of people.
(by public transport) From Catania airport there is not a direct bus to Aci Castello. You have to take 2 buses: a first bus arrive in Catania and then you have to wait for a connection with the bus that goes up to Aci Castello. It is not very recommended, because the buses are not always on time, and you risk to wait a few hours.
Manage the apartment as if it were your home. Warns, at least the day before, about the time preferred to check out. No pets are allowed in large size. If small only on request and with approval. Do not leave switched on too many appliances at once, could cause the separation of the light (in this case, you will need to go down the stairs and turn back the electricity meter). Do not leave your air conditioner if you are not at home. Please when you leave the apartment throw the garbage.