my flat is located in a scenic area of Acitrezza Hill, just 500 mt from the sea. The location is in one of the most tourist and suggestive area in the province of Catania. The flat has all the comforts you can need: cable, internet, heating, air condition, kitchen, bathroom, shower and a comfortable terrace where you can safely view and you have breakfast and enjoy the evening breeeze. In summer, Acitrezza comes alive for the very presence of numerous cafes located right on the shore of the sea and to short distance from the Faraglioni, and, also, it is near from the outdoors nightclub more know in the region. You can reach the town center on foot, go Catania by car in about 15 minutes (depending on traffic) and Taormina, the pearl of our seas, is 25 minutes away by motorway. Syracuse, an ancient Greek city, is also easily accessible by car or by bus (departing from Catania). On request, I can offer you a touristic guide, excursions on Vulcano Etna and, also, adventures in very beautifull canyons
Special Autumn - Winter Offer
From September 01, it is possible rent the apartment at following prices.
2 Adult Guests, 50 euro/day
1 more Adult Guest, 12 euro/day (two Guests max)
1 Kids of age less of 14 yrs, gratis (two Kids max)
1 Guy of age more of 14 yrs, 12 euro/day (two Guys max)
Spacious apartment with beautiful view and balcony. It can not be stressed enough how beautiful the view is! Clean bathroom with good shower (this seems an exception on our Southern European holidays). Free reserved parking spot (not secured though). Double bed instead of those uncosy separate beds you'll find in hotels. Enough closets for clothing etc. Flexible and kind owner. Nice that there is a DVD player so you can bring your own DVD's (there is also a small set of DVD's available). When visiting Sicily in winter, the evenings are long...
Wall between bed room and neighbour apt. is very thin, we woke up with their breakfast radio and lay awake from their movies till after midnight, so we had to adapt our sleep rhythm to that of the neighbours. Kitchen rather well equipped but some small defects (broken lamp, stove not very well functioning). Also a water cooker would have been handy. Wifi not always stable. Lighting in living room gives a cold atmosphere, lighting some candles helped.
Giorgio responded very quickly to the initial reservation request but after that he was slow in responding to other messages concerning arrival time etc. It also appears his French is better than his English so if you speak French, I'd suggest you choose that language for communication.
The best supermarket is in the Centro Commerciale Ciclope, at Via Madonna delle Grazie (parallel to the road to Acireale). Open every day from (phone number hidden) continuously. It's a 7 minute drive. The little supermarket in Aci Trezza is expensive, small and offers poor quality.
We choose Aci Trezza as home base because we wanted to be near the sea and wanted to be able to drive North to Taormina, South to Siracusa and West to Etna. Keep in mind that in all circumstances you have to drive quite a bit (with the Canary Islands as our reference point, we overlooked the fact that Sicily is so much bigger!).
If you want to take the bus to Catania, know that it only leaves every hour (every two hours on weekends). So you will need a rental car to really get around.
Fantastic view! Every morning we ate breakfast at the balcony enjoying the sun and the view.
The apartment is bright and modern with new furnitures and equipment (except from the sofa bed, which was quite old, but ok).
Giorgio was a very friendly host. He met us in Catania and escorted us to the flat with a big smile even though we were delayed. He had provided water, milk and some snacks for us, since we arrived in the evening. Great service!
The view is not "for free": We're glad we had a car to reach the hill side, where the flat is located. And it is on the top floor (2nd floor) af an apartment complex without elevator (no problem for normal people though).
We - a family of two grown-ups and two children - were spending the last three days of our Sicilian autumn holiday in this apartment. We had a rental car and took day trips to Taormina (with stop on the beach in Naxos) and Siracusa (with stop on the beach near the Catania airport).
We have to come back to visit Etna when the kids are older!
Appartement avec vue sur la mer impeccable, calme et bien équipé. Bon accueil, réactif et agréable.
Мы чудесно отдохнули на Сицилии!
Джорджио был очень гостеприимен, а его просторная квартира лучше любого отеля!
Очень красивый вид на побережье Циклопов. Просыпаясь я видела море и слышала шум волн разбивающихся о скалы.
Утром на балкон выползали погреться ящерки. Каждое утро мы завтракали на балконе и загорали! Мы покупали на рынке свежие морепродукты и готовили их на ужин, на кухне есть все необходимое для этого.
Мы взяли на прокат машину и объездили всю Сицилию :)
Катания удобно расположена, неподалеку раскинулся вулкан Этна, а до всех знаменитых городов Сицилии можно доехать по удобной автостраде! Если же машину вы не взяли, недалеко от дома конечная остановка в город.
Мы обязательно вернемся на Сицилию и остановимся у Джорджио снова!
We wonderfully rested in Sicily !
Giorgio was very hospitable , and his spacious apartment is better than any hotel!
Very beautiful view of the coast of the Cyclops.
When I am waked up I could see the sea and hear the sound of waves crashing on the rocks. In the morning on the balcony crawling lizards bask. Еvery morning we had breakfast on the balcony and sunbathing! We bought at the market fresh seafood and cooked them for dinner, the kitchen has everything you need for that.
We rented a car and traveled over all Sicily :)
If you do not taken the car, near the house there is a final bus station.
We will definitely return to Sicily and stay at Giorgio again!
Giorgio was very polite and kind to us from the start. The appartement is located with a very beautiful view over Aci Castello, and just a little walk from the seaside where we spent a couple of days bathing on the rocks. The appartement was very nice, with everything we could desire. When we arrived his wife Marina had baked a cake for us and there was coffee for us for the first breakfast. This was much appreciated when we arrived at midnight the first day. We also had a rental car, and Giorgio had a safe spot for us to park. We had the best stay we could think of :)
Very nice location, the view from the flat is fantastic.
Nice clean modern apartment for two.
Easy access to Taormina, Etna and Catania.
Beware, there is no sandy beaches nearby, you need to drive to south of Catania (20 min) or north of Riposto (20 min).
Fantastic for diving and snorkeling.
Giorgio is very friendly and helpful host.
Pleasant stay in this apartment with an outstanding point of view on the Ionian Sea. The darkness of the main picture of the ad is not real. It's pretty bright !
I recommand this apartment, the welcome was very good (and in French). Only breakfast lacked even though it was predicted in the ad.
We stayed in Giorgio's apartment for a week and it was AWESOME! The apartment is fully equipped with everything you would need and more, the kitchen and living room is brilliantly laid out and very spacious, the view from the balcony is stunning and made the perfect setting for breakfast and an evening glass of wine. The bed is extremely comfortable and the mattress is clearly of high quality, this coupled with the sea view from the bed, made it an extremely pleasant place to sleep!!!!
Acitrezza was a very pleasant surprise, and not the sleepy little fishing village we were expecting. At the weekend the place is busy, but in the evening it's like the whole of Catania descends on the place and it is full of atmosphere, it's vibrant and a really fantastic place to eat, drink and soak up the local vibe.
If you're looking to stay somewhere near Catania, I would highly recommend staying here, if you're feeling lazy, hang out in the apartment, enjoying the view with a glass of wine, if you want to get on it, Acitrezza in the evening is the place, and it's a great base for Etna, the surrounding wine region, Siracusa, and Taormina. You'll certainly have a lot of fun here, thank you Giorgio for making your place available on airbnb!!!
A perfect flat for a memorable stay in Catania and its region! The flat is equipped with everything needed for a pleasant holiday. Especially the marvelous view on the sea and Aci Trezza is unforgettable. Catania can easily be reached by car, scooter or public transportation.
Giorgio and his wife are a wonderful couple, who brightened up our days several times. Giorgio and Marina, thank you so much for everything!
Giorgio was very welcoming and met us at the airport to escort us to the apartment. Fantastic because we may not have found it otherwise. The apartment is very comfortable and spacious with utterly spectacular views. A ruined Norman castle (Aci Castello) in one direction and the Cyclops rocks in the bay in the other direction. Aci Trezza is a very sweet little village just 5 mins down the road by car. A great first night in Sicily!