L ora del theLa Sicilia vista dalla Calabria
Overlooking the Strait of Messina
Overlooking the Strait of Messina
7 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
7 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
7 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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New, furnished,luminous, elegant apartement wiht French winwindows overlooking the sea; at walking distance from the see; it stands at the attic level of a residential building; is 140 m² and has two big terraces (40 m² each), linked by a balcony. 2 bedrooms with double bed + canape lit with double bed + one confortable chair bed.

The space

Interior : 1 big room with French windows overlooking the sea and accessing the terraces, including living room, dining room, kitchen and storage room; 2 wide bedrooms with French windows (5 beds available), and 2 bathrooms fully equipped with shower, toilet, wash basin and bidet.
Two big terraces (40mt2 each)
2 possibilities for parking in the internal court of the building: 1 private garage and 1 reserved parking space. 4 euro per night.
Rental: Minimum one week. Possibility for shortest period only by availability. Option choice to be agreed
•Pick-up at the airport/harbour/rail station to get to the apartment and way back
•Availability of menu at fixed prices in different typical restaurants at walking distance from the apartment or in the City of Reggio Calabria, or with typical pizzeria and local food trattoria
•Availability of a car
•Availability of a driver
•Touristic guide
•Organisation of excursions to the seaside or to the mountains
•Stables for a ride with horses (no more than 150 m away from the apartment)
•Babysitter speaking foreign languages
•Bedroom’s sheets, towels, etc.
•Dry cleaning
•Beach resorts
•Grocery shopping at home
•Other services by request
Renting rules
1.The keys of the apartment are delivered after checking with the tenant the apartment conditions and having signed the contract, including furniture inventory and photos
2.Tenant’s declaration that the apartment will be maintained with care and left as it was at the beginning of the rental period.

Guest access

All the apartment, is available for guestes

Interaction with guests

A reference person will be there, always available, acting with a supportive approche withour guests: specific choise could be agre ed case by case..

Other things to note

At the time of Bellum Siculum (between 43 and 36 b. C.), Catona was one of the most important dock for its strategic position on the strait. From the historical point of view, the area was famous because it was the place where San Francesco da Paola, in 1464, crossed the Strait from Calabria to Sicily walking on the see over his mantel.
You can easily reach Sicily through Villa San Giovanni’s harbour which is 4 km away from Catona.
Close to Catona, at about 15 km distance, through a very panoramic street, in half of an hour, you can reach a very beautiful place, called Gambarie, that is a village in the fantastic protected National Park of ASPROMONTE. The possibility to spend your time, within the same day, at the beaches and in a fresh mountain protected area overlooking the Mediterranean see, is an exclusive opportunity.
The Reggio Calabria’s harbour, 2.5 km distance from Catona, offers the opportunity to reach Aeolian Islands and driving for one more kilometre, you may join the historical and commercial centre of the city where you can admire the two impressive and famous statues of the “Bronzi di Riace”, standing at the Magna Grecia Museum. The city of Reggio Calabria offers a marvellous see-walking promenade which is considered one of the most beautiful in Europe, featured by wonderful secular plants with an open view on the Volcano Etna and the East coast of Sicily; in Reggio Calabria you may also discover the extremely valuable Byzantine treasure hidden in some churches, doing shopping along the sophisticated main streets, called Corso Garibaldi, where nice shops alternate with excellent bakeries and bars where it is impossible to escape from enjoying an aperitif at sunset.
Driving for about 20 km to the north from Catona, you may reach the famous and romantic bay of Scilla, one of the Mediterranean’s pearls, where the “Ruffo di Calabria Castle”, which originally was a strategic fortress of sighting, is standing on the headland and divides the two beautiful and characteristic beaches of Marina Grande and Chianalea. Its location, history, the seaside and the alleys makes of Scilla the most famous touristic destination in the world, frequented by VIP as the Royal family of Belgium.
Catona is situated in a strategic location also for the famous “costa viola” area which deserves to be admired and explored for the beauty of the sea bottom, cherished by enthusiasts of diving and under water photography. It stands between seaside and mountains in an area keeping the characteristic of an ancient seaside and rural resort (plantation of citrus trees, oil of olive and wine production). Close to Catona, the typical centre of Villa San Giuseppe offers one of the most scenic places on the coast near the military stronghold, Fortino di Arghillà, built up by the French in the XIX century.
To delve into the myth of Scilla and Cariddi and get more info, click on the following link:


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 single bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets

1.The keys of the apartment are delivered after checking with the tenant the apartment conditions and having signed the contract, including furniture inventory and photos
2.Tenant’s declaration that the apartment will be maintained with care and left as it was at the beginning of the rental period.


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Karene User Profile
November 2015
Such a lovely, peaceful home! Two of my friends and I stayed at Serena's penthouse apartment that had incredible views of Messina across the water. It was a very beautiful and comfortable place to stay for a short weekend. Downtown Calabria was only a 10-15min cab ride away and the train station Villa San Giovanni was just a 10min drive away. Serena was a great host and so accommodating!! Thank you so much for everything!

Eugene User Profile
September 2015
Thank you, Serena for this amazing place. We enjoyed our stay in your place a lot. Astonishing views from a large terrace overlooking to Sicily was highly appreciated. Dinners overlooking to Reggio and the mountains and morning coffee on sunbeds will be remembered for long long time. We wish you only the best. You are an amazing host and extraordinary person.

Werner User Profile
September 2015
Very friendly host Serena with her friend Roberta which tried to make us feel comfortable. Super penthouse with 2 giant terasses and overview of the street of Messina. Only a few minutes walk to the beach. As in whole Calabria we found also around the house of Serena a lot of garbage. This phenom we didn't realize in Sizily or Puglia. But this has really nothing to do with the penthouse. It was clean and tidy. Thanks again for your hospitality

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