Stunning Apartment in villa in the most elegant residential area of Catania (Sant'agata Li Battiati). The house is spread over 3000 m² of tropical gardens and has a beautiful view of the entire Ionian Gulf till to Catania. The first floor of the apartment has a beautiful area consisting of glass windows with a beautiful view of the pool, and the other on the landscape of the sea. On this level we can find a bedroom, a bathroom with shower and a fully equipped kitchen. Through the stairs or the elevator leading to the second level, we have two suites with private bathroom and both with exceptional panorama: view to the Mount Etna and to the pool, the other on the Ionian sea.
The exterior of the villa is dominated by many corners where you can read or eat, and by the beautiful and comfortable pool area. The house is located in the center of Sant'Agata Li Battiati. All the amenities can be reached on foot.
Bedrooms (3) and bathrooms (3): one double on the ground floor; one double on the upper floor; one twin on the upper floor; one bathroom with shower on the ground floor; two bathrooms with shower on the upper floor.
By Giovanni Vallone (President of MammaSicily, writer, author)
The village of Sant'Agata li Battiati is considered an upscale neighborhood of Catania.
In fact, it is just a few minutes away from the center of the city of Catania, but at the same time away from city stress.
From here reaching the sea is a game: in 15 minutes you are there. the motorway is just 5 minutes away.
Furthermore, the villa is located in the town center, you can walk to all the shops, bars, banks, typical bakeries, pharmacies, etc. ...
We are in the eastern side of Sicily, and two masterpieces dominate the landscapes; the sea and Etna volcano, joined by something bigger thant them: the blue Sicilian sky!
Etna Park (Unesco’s), with its inactiv volcanos (the sons of Etna), caves, forests, lava grounds … lasts 10 km’s
By the way: enjoy our great Etna tour!
Catania, with its gorgeous Via Etnea and its outdoor markets, lasts 5 km’s.
I suggest you to parke the car in Piazza Alcalà and then enjoy, by walk, the city: the outdoor fish market, piazza Duomo and the nice via Etnea until the Villa Bellini (public garden).
The Playa (photo, beach) is 10 km's away.
Taormina, the pearl of Sicily, is almost 30 km’s away: it’s a magic place with the amazing Isolabella and its narrow streets rich in history, a sort of vintage atmosphere and fashion: cool!
Siracusa (Unesco’s), and its Greek masterpieces it’s almost 70 km’s away.
Another tips is the visit of Pantalica (Unesco’s), with its more than 3000 graves carved on the rock, a river, a forest and a sort of mistery all around.
At a glance: Acireale (Baroque style, 5 km), Savoca (The Godfather movie’s spot, 40 km), Brucoli (sea, 40 km), Megara Ibla (archaeology, 40 km), Randazzo (40 km), Giardini Naxos (sea, 30 km), Cavagrande del Cassibile (nature, 60 km)
Its time to eat something and my tipi s to do not miss the Pasta alla Norma (photo) and to have, at least once, a typical Sicilian breakfast: granita and brioche!
And, of course, fish, fish, fish … and visit the outdoor fish markets (Riposto, Acitrezza, Catania).
Minimum stay 5 days (except July and August, 1 week). Changeover day: Saturday (unless different agreement with the owner).
The electricity is included up to a consumption of kWh150 per week. Beyond that limit it will have a cost of € 0,35 per kWh.
Damage deposit to be paid locally: € 300
When the customer cancels a reservation 60 days or more before the arrival date the owner will retain the half of the paid sum as a cancellation penalty charge.
When the customer cancels a reservation 59 days or less before the arrival date the owner will retain the whole of the paid sums as a cancellation penalty charge.