The Property

Homestay is located on via Antonino di Sangiuliano, one of the main streets of Catania.

The guesthouse is just a short walk from the central via Etnea and San Berillo, the lively art district known for its murals and graffiti. Within walking distance, you can reach the Cathedral of Sant’Agata, the Bellini Theatre, and all the other wonders offered by the historic centre of Catania. In the area, you will also find authentic Sicilian trattorias for dining, or lounge bars and pubs to enjoy a glass of wine.

The accommodation is situated on the top floor of an eighteenth-century building originally used as a convent for nuns and adjacent to a Baroque church. Due to its historical and architectural features, it was not possible to install a lift inside the building. However, the spectacular panoramic view from the rooftop terrace makes the climb worth every step.

The rooms, inaugurated in 2020, are all new and highly efficient, even from a soundproofing perspective. Although we are on the third floor and noise is not overly noticeable, please note that Homestay is located in the heart of a lively and energetic city.

Consequently, you may sometimes hear the sounds of Catania’s nightlife, especially on weekends. To ensure optimal sound insulation, in addition to double-glazed windows and internal blackout and soundproofing shutters, we provide earplugs so you can enjoy a peaceful and restful stay.

The rooms and all common areas are also equipped with air conditioning and offer an effective high-speed Wi-Fi fiber-optic connection (48 Mbps) to ensure maximum comfort during your stay.

The Spaces

Homestay guests can enjoy common spaces, including a cozy relaxation corner with a fireplace and reclining sofas – ideal for enjoying a cup of tea or immersing yourself in a book. Additionally, you will find a large and multifunctional table perfect for working or enjoying breakfast or snacks.

For our guests’ use, there is also a practical kitchenette/coffee corner equipped with: tableware and cutlery, a hand-operated citrus squeezer, a kettle, a coffee machine, a selection of teas and coffees, as well as a microwave and a refrigerator.

You will also find filtered water and goods such as milk and coffee creamer, seasonal fruit, and packaged sweet treats (in four versions: iconic Tomarchio Catania cupcakes, chocolate tartlets, gluten-free cupcakes, and vegan croissants).

Please note: The kitchen is not equipped with a traditional oven and hob for cooking.

On the upper floor of the building, you will find a splendid panoramic terrace overlooking Mount Etna. The terrace is equipped with comfortable sofas, a dining table, and a relaxing hammock. The rooftop will delight you with the feeling of being suspended between the rooftops of the city and the domes of the Cathedral, the Bellini Theatre, and Palazzo Manganelli.

Safety

Your safety is of primary importance to us, which is why the B&B is equipped with:

Security cameras

Fire alarm

Carbon monoxide detector

Fire extinguisher

First aid kit

Pink Cupboard

We are proud to be the only one in Italy to offer the service of the ‘Różowa Skrzyneczka’ or ‘Pink Cupboard’.
This project was realised in collaboration with a Polish foundation that fights against exclusion and taboos related to menstruation.

In our ‘pink cupboard’, we provide free tampons and feminine hygiene products.

This is because we firmly believe in the importance of universal access to free personal hygiene products during menstruation in public places.

Our Eco-friendly Initiatives

We are committed to environmental protection and adopt a series of energy-saving strategies. We also rely on your valuable cooperation, for example, by turning off lights and air conditioning when you leave the property to avoid unnecessary waste. Some of the initiatives we implement:

We use LED lighting, and common areas have fully automated lighting.

We promote waste recycling.

We do not provide plastic bottles and containers.

We avoid the use of single-use bath products.

Our toilets and showers are engineered with water-saving features.

We rely on an energy provider that uses renewable sources.

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