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A modern room in a 1600 palace
A modern room in a 1600 palace

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The room has an amazing view on mount Etna, it is in the most ancient Palace of Catania dating 1600. It is very quiet but please consider that there are many steps to get there, 118 from the road level. You are in the heart of ancient Catania.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $6 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 13%
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The space

I am a sicilian tour guide and I have an extra bed room in my apartment. It is in a 1600 palace in the historical centre of Catania. It was my daughter's bed room and it has an elevated bed to be reached with a ladder. Do not expect a very spacious room but you have the exclusive use of the terrace.From the window you have a beautiful view of Mount Etna and from the terrace you dominate the whole Catania, Mt Etna and as far as Syracuse in the clear days. You are at a walking distance from all the important places and monuments of Catania and the railway station. It is important to know that being an historical palace there is no lift and there are many steps to the room (118)The room is ideal for young people but not suitable for who has walking problems

I also have two dogs and two cats therefore people who come to my house should not have problem with animals. They are very friendly.


The shopping area is five minutes walk from here

We are very close to the bus terminal

What is unique in my apartment is that the first level is quite ancient with stuccos and large living rooms of 1800 while the second level is quite modern. The view is unique as well as we dominate the whole city.

Guest access

The guests will have access to the terrace and also to a little kitchen.

Interaction with guests

Due to my job I will often be out but it happens that in the evening I have time to share some nice time on the terrace with a glass of wine or a cold bear, facing Mt Etna and the sea
If you want more details about the city and more you can visit my blog esther-giorgianni dot blogspot dot it

The neighborhood

The neighborhood is full of interesting things to do. All monuments, churches, sites of interests are at walking distance, you do not need the car. Plenty of pubs, restaurants, pizza places etc...

Getting around

All public transportations are at walking distance from here. No great problems to park a car but you better ask me where is safe and I will show you.

Other things to note

Catania è la città più baricentri ai vari siti di interesse storico/culturale della Sicilia. Da qui ci si può spostare senza problemi in giornata a Taormina, Siracusa, Piazza Armerina, Etna, Messina, Ragusa etc..

House Rules

My guests have to love animals as I have two dogs and two cats, and a gold fish. They are not allowed in the room but of course they live in the apartment therefore it happens that you meet them. No smoking in the room. No other people are admitted unless you ask to have friends coming to meet you.



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Milena User Profile
May 2017
We had a really nice stay! Esthers roof terrace has a beautiful view over Catania:)

Dahna(Heejae) User Profile
April 2017
Asther is really good host !! Her English is perfect, so no problem to communication. And she gave me catania map, and said to me where is the good area, main things something like that. And i had a plan to go to taormina, She gave me bus timetable too!! Besides, i can go to etna thanks to her son's tour, it was really lucky and super excited experience. When i go to catania after, i will find one more time!!

Gilles User Profile
April 2017
Great host. Great place -the pictures on Airbnb don't do complete justice to the views. Great location! Couldn't have asked for any better. Thanks Esther for so kindly opening your home to me, for offering to pick me up from the airport, and for the generosity and warmth of your welcome!

Adriana User Profile
April 2017
Esther's home is the perfect place to spend your vacation in Catania. It is centrally located and close to the train station as well as bus stops it is the perfect jumping off point to visit all the wonderful places Sicily has to offer. The home itself is also a very special and unique place that will transport you back in time with all the comforts you could want. I would give this place my highest recommendation !

Alex User Profile
April 2017
Esther's place is perfectly located in the historical center of Catania, within easy walk to the cathedral, museum, castle, etc., and fish market, as well as the trendier main street area. There are restaurants, wine bars, pastry shops and bread shops nearby. The room is as pictured. The bed was comfy, and the house (in addition to being one of the few buildings from the 1600s that survived the earthquake that destroyed almost all Catania) was quiet despite being centrally located. I slept very well each night. Esther responded quickly from the very first contact. She is extremely knowledgeable and resourceful about everything Catania and Sicily. I learned a lot from her, and she was always patient with my many questions. Esther has a busy work schedule, but was always within reach via text. She even gave me a ride to Siracusa on the day she had work there. There was also a guest book in the room with useful information for exploring Catania. The small kitchen came in handy for preparing simple food (fruit salad made from things from the produce market) or reheating leftovers. The animals were a nice addition, too. :)

Anni User Profile
March 2017
We had a lovely time at Esther's place. The view from the terrace and the room was magnificent. We would always go back :)

Ada User Profile
March 2017
Esther's place is definitely the best place we've ever stayed in using Airbnb. The location is just perfect - every place you would like to walk to is maximum 10 minutes away; the room is comfortable, you'll find eveything you need for a short stay there. But the best is the apartment itself, wonderful rooms, library, pictures everywhere; and, of course, the tarrace and THE view that makes you want to go back there as soon as possible. The whole place is very atmospheric and has got it's extraordinary mood. The animals are also worth mentioning - Esther's got two dogs and two cats, all very friendly :) I totally recommend the place to every traveller who wants to get to know Catania, you won't regret it. Grazie Esther! :)

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Catania, Italy · Joined in June 2012
Esther User ProfileEsther is a superhost.

I am a tour guide and I work just in Sicily. I love to have contact with people that come to visit our island and of course I can help with all information about historical places to visit and how to reach them.
During the day I am very busy with my job. I love animals and I have dogs and cats that are very friendly when they have met the people.
I love people that travel to really discover a place and the local habits instead of being just tourists. This is the reason why I have decided to rent my spare room and I will do a new experience that I hope will help tourist to better discover not only Catania bur also the other places that con be reached from here.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour