residence le querce on Etna
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Fabulous view of the volcano for the 120 square meter lightful apartment: On Etna's hills (Tremestieri Etneo) very close to centre town (Catania).
The house lays between see and mountain. Very calm families area, relaxing breath of orange blossom in march. Beautiful green view all around reaching the volcano Etna, as at the main view and the coast of Catania.
Fully furbished flat very comfortable indeed: spaceful full kitchen with gas stow and electric oven, 2 bathrooms with shower and bath. washing area, three terraces.
Find it very close to all junctions destinations east, north, south and west coast, free parking space, perfect for a family or 2 couples. Also 20 min. away from the sea and from the mountain as well. I rent it furbished for short time stay (minimum one week) or booking available for up to 6 months. In this case of course the price is recalculated.
Is perfect both for winter or summer holidays, It is also very good for middle seasons breaks.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Acicastello, Acitrezza, Catania, Playa, 4 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Fontanarossa 10 km, Nearest railway: Stazione Centrale di Catania 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Safe|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access|
The Sicily region
Sicily is a good destination for a touring holiday - allow at least a week, and preferably longer, for travelling around and getting a flavour of the main tourist destinations. One of Sicily's leading holiday destinations is Taormina, a fashionable resort with beaches nearby, a fine Greek theatre and a stylish film festival (in June). One of the classical world's most important legacies can be seen at Agrigento's Valley of the Temples.
The hilltop town of Enna is inland, set at the heart of Sicily, and offers a different perspective on the island. Palermo, the regional capital, is one of Italy's largest cities; chaotic but with many sights of interest. Over to the south-east, the Baroque city of Catania, birthplace of the composer Bellini (remembered in the Museo Civico Belliniano), is worth a visit, and makes a good base for the lion-hearted who wish to visit Etna. Siracusa, perhaps better known as Syracuse, was an important Greek town, home to Archimedes. Its Greek theatre still stands, and classic dramas are performed here each year.
Catania is dramatically situated between the Ionian Sea and Mount Etna, Europe's greatest active volcano. As well as ruins from the ancient city, the town boasts a wealth of fine Baroque architecture.
It's a city with a strong personality, dominated by the looming bulk of Etna, which every so often rains ash upon the streets. The city has a lot to offer tourists, though, and has recently been making an increased destination to promote itself as a tourist destination, and not just a base for seeing the legendary volcano. Etna
Founded by Greek colonists, Katane was subsequently conquered by Syracuse and then, during the Punic Wars, by the Romans. One of the best Roman structures that can still be seen is the Roman Theatre in Via Vittorio Emanuele, surrounded by later buildings. Next door is the round Odeon, a smaller auditorium. Close by in Via Rotonda, the church of Santa Maria della Rotonda is founded on the remains of Roman baths. The lava-and-marble Roman Amphitheatre, part of which can be seen in Piazza Stesicoro, dates to the second century AD.
Among Catania's more recent sights are the many Baroque churches and palazzi, including the heavily-peopled facade of Palazzo Biscari. The Museo Civico in the stumpy grey fortress of Castello Ursino (1239-1250) houses a range of exhibits from all eras of Catania's history.
Piazza del Duomo is Catania's principal square, at the end of busy Via Etnea (named for the volcano), and most of the town's tourist attractions are close by. In the centre is a much-photographed eighteenth-century lava statue of an elephant, supporting an Egyptian obelisk. The Duomo itself is one of Catania's grandest sights. The facade dates from the Baroque rebuilding of the town, although some of the earlier church did survive the earthquake.
Remaining sights to see in Catania include the black-and-white Porta Garibaldi and the striking uncompleted facade of the Chiesa di San Nicolo in Piazza Dante. The town's theatre, Teatro Massimo Bellini, has a grand frontage and a lavish interior. Its name honours local hero Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835), the composer whose opera Norma gives its name to one of the culinary specialities of the region. The Museo Civico Belliniano (Piazza San Francesco 3) is free and contains mementoes from all stages of the composer's short life. Also named after him is an ornamental public park, Villa Bellini.
Etna is the highest European volcano, its vast bulk bolstered by millennia of eruptions. Catania makes a good starting-point for volcanic excursions. The small towns around the National Park are interesting and worth touring if you're spending some time in the area. Visiting the volcano itself is dependent on current conditions. There are various organised tours of the volcano - check at Catania's tourist office (Via Cimarosa 10) to find out about these. They will also be able to give you advice on conditions around the craters. The Circumetnea is a small railway line which circles the base of the volcano, leaving from Catania and terminating in Riposto (where you can catch a mainline train back to town). There are several high-altitude spots which can be reached by car or public transport, the highest being Piazzale del Rifugio Sapienza.
Catania is on the main Messina - Siracusa railway line, and is thus connected by direct trains to mainland Italy. Buses as well as trains serve local destinations, and urban buses cover the built-up area. Catania also has an international airport.
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