About this listing
La Casina ("small house") is a studio apartment newly refurbished in the pulsating heart of ancient Catania, between Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square), the historical fish market "à piscarìa" and the medieval Castello Ursino (XIII cent.)
Completely indipendent, on the ground level of a side-street, it is an interesting and discreet alternative to the usual Bed&Breakfast.
From its central location, it is easy to reach the Alcalà bus station (3 min. walk to Piazza Borsellino), where continuous connections can bring you to the Airport, Train Station, and all other touristic destination in Sicily.
The flat is equipped with full kitchen, fridge, air conditioning/heating, tv, cd/dvd/mp3/radio and wireless internet connection.
The apartment of approximately 30 sq/mt has a doublebed and a sofa-bed, and is thus ideal for 2-3 persons, including children, who are welcome free of charge untill 3 years of age (if they don't need extra bed).
We like to think of diversity as a value to be preserved, that's why La Casina, formerly a shoe-maker workshop, has been renovated in respect of its past history and style, and refurbished with furniture that we personally restored by hand.
That's why we like to welcome guests every time different, of any nation, religion or belief.
That's why we are gay-friendly.
That's why our fares are low-cost.
First of all, please remember that we don't have a reception desk.
So we need to know in advance your arrival and departure times in order to make appointments to welcome you and give you keys.
We hope you will feel "at home" here in our Casina, and that you will treat it like your home.
You'll find a clean apartment, and the final cleaning is on us, already included in the price. We do ask you, however, to please dispose of all the garbage and not leave any dishes to wash.
If you use the kitchen please keep that clean.
Bed linen and towels are included.
For longer stays we can provide extra set of fresh linen & towels for an additional charge of 15€
No visitors allowed to stay overnight, without previous notice.
Please don't smoke inside the apartment.
Things break, it happens.
Please let us know if something is damaged so we can replace it for the next person.
Thank you for reading.
Have a nice stay at "La Casina"
Enrica & Luca
About the Host, Enrica & Luca
We are Enrica & Luca, a couple of sunny and colourful people who love nature, arts, and meeting different cultures.
We have two fantastic daughters (Emma and Nina, 9 and 7 years old) and we live in Catania since 2001, after having travelled for study and work in the past years.
We both have got our degree in the arts department of the University of Bologna, Enrica in History of theatre, Luca in Ethnomusicology. Enrica is a graphic and fashion designer, Luca is a musician and sound engineer.
We love to travel! We have been in Greece, Spain, Netherlands, England, France, Tunisia, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, USA, and we hope that soon we can travel to India and to the East.
We like to share all the beauty and flavours of Sicily, but leaving our guests full indipendency and privacy.
Come to enjoy the colourful heart of Catania, we'll be happy to receive you as welcome guests in our Casina!
Enrica & Luca