Catania artist retreat

Catania area, Sicily

Property features

  • Private swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private garden
  • Private parking
  • Children welcome
  • TV
  • Satellite
  • CD player
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Gas hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher

Just around the corner

Bar, restaurants & supermarket in walking distance.

The closer sandy beach is located at around 10 km; Catania's airport at 20 km & Taormina at around 50 km.
The park of the Etna start is located at around 10 km & the cable car to reach the top (3300 meters) is located at 25 km.

Guests reviews

We had the most amazing stay, unfortunately our flight was significantly delayed yet Novae Dimore was incredibly accommodating staying up very late to meet us and offering us an extension to our break. The villa is perfectly placed for exploring the beautiful east of the island, Siracusa, Noto and Taormina all easily reached in under an hour. Small supermarket, bakers, butchers etc in walking distance. The garden and grounds are very well maintained with olive and pomegranate trees. The photos do not do the villa justice in terms of its size, it’s huge and the pool is a great size. We will definitely return.


What a superb villa, the furnishings are eclectic (guess if you have small children you may be on edge all the time as some of the pieces look expensive), some of the views are wonderful (Catania city, port and the coast south, also the view of Etna) and the best part the pool. A very good size, clean and warm, you can't taste any "saltwater" it's the method the owners use to ensure the pool is kept clean without the need for chlorine, so you don't get the chlorine smell not a salty taste. I guess with the hot weather the pool, which is unheated, was around mid twenties, lovely. The air con was heaven with the temperature outside min 28C to max 38C, there is a 250kwh usage limit, asking as you switch the AC off when you go out and at night, there are individual AC units in each bedroom, but the main house rooms are served by a common cooling system. Due to the villa location, you have a choice rent a car and enjoy the hazards of driving in Italy or do as we did used taxis, which overall was much cheaper. Radio Taxi's of Catania were very good, always on time, gave fixed price of 20€, anywhere in catania even late at night. They use WhatsApp and understand English and always gave a quick reply. They also do airport transfers at 40€. We ate a number of times in Catania, the best La Deliziosa, definitely worth a try, make sure you book as it can be popular, you can book via thefork app they also sometimes do a promo for certain time slots eg 20% off food. There are a number of bakeries within a couple of mins, same with pizza takeaways, the supermarket despar is probably a 7-8 min walk where you can find everything you want, like most shops in Sicily they are shut from just after midday to 4.30. there is quite a nice fish restaurant in the village close to the supermarket, Pidatella, service can be a bit hit and miss, you might wait for an hour and then all your food might come at once, but the atmosphere was good, filled with locals, which says something. I hope you enjoy the villa and Sicily like we did, will intend to go back, perhaps when the temperature is a little cooler.


We had a lovely time in the house and so I gave it a 5 star review! ☺ It felt like a real home. The pool is fantastic and the design of and in the house is super! Good beds and the airco works top. The location is wonderful. Very close to Catania and ideal to explore the east coast / part of Sicily. The area is really quiet and you can enjoy the view from the terrace. Downstairs is inhabited but you don't even realise that there are people. Pepita (the dog) comes to say hello every morning. This even increases the home-feeling. Mario was really kind and helpful, smooth and quick communication! For sure a place to recommend.


Great place, excellent location and view!!!! Beautiful pool and terace.Shops, bakery and restaurants at walking distance. Centrally located in the east of Sicily.The house itself is beautiful and stuffed with design.


Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour dans cette maison vaste, claire et très joliment décorée. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié le jardin luxuriant, la grande piscine et la vue sur mer. Nous avons cependant une réserve concernant le bruit : rumeurs d'une route très fréquentée qui passe à quelques km, réveil au son d'un coupe haie ou autres outils de jardin, cris et pleurs d'enfant très fréquents (les bruits du rez-de-chaussée remontent par la cage d'ascenseur). Malgré cela, nous avons beaucoup aimé notre séjour. Attention aux moustiques. C'est à se demander ce qui les arrête !


The house and grounds were far lovelier than we expected. Furnishings were elegant and unusual as the house is furnished by an artistic couple. In the living room, there were floor to ceiling windows that gave us marvelous light and views. The kitchen was well appointed and we had breakfast every day in one of the outside seating areas. The bedrooms were comfortable and the 2,upstairs bedrooms were spacious. The bedroom on the first floor was smaller but had doors onto one of the patios which let in a lovely breeze and great sunshine. We swam in the lovely pool every day - which is big enough for lap swimming for three people. We cannot overemphasize how lovely the grounds were. There is also a very friendly dog who we assume belongs to the owner and comes around to say hello. We loved the house so much that we alternated days at home with days of touring during our 2 week stay. On really warm days there was good air conditioning in all the rooms.

Brooklyn, USA

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