4.6 on June 11, 2013
We contacted our Host just 24hrs before our travel date to Sicily. He was very efficient and prompt in his reply. We had some problems in booking our tours around mount Etna, and since he was so accommodating and patience with us we thought we would ask him to try and book our tour for us the day after we arrived. Within 5mins of this request he literally had it all organised for us. The tour with Angela and Marie were both informative and fun, a completely personalised tour and more. Gerardo is a fantastic host, who sets a excellent theme in the mornings with his music choice. Breakfast is in the simple Italian fashion, good coffee, croissant, yoghurt etc. Only tip I would suggest is for Gerardo to provide a detailed map to easily find his place. It's not difficult to find, just Catania is full of tiny streets not listed on maps. The old town is nearby. Walk around, get lost, enjoy. We particularly enjoy a place called cafe Glamour next to the boom pirate store, between the old town and main shopping area. Free wifi, good music, food and service. The daily market is always worth a visit. Food and local Characters are worth a your while. Don't rent a car as parking is nearly impossible. If ur going to Taormina afterwards, I'd suggest the direct bus, it leaves every hour, €4.90 oneway. Taormina is beautiful but accommodation location can be tricky and expensive as is dinning compared to everywhere else in Sicily. There are numerous places to eat and drink, depends on how far you want to deviate from the Main Street and all the steps, watch out for cover charges just to eat outside, The public garden is worth a visit as are all the little restaurants along the way, particularity the wine bar with a great waiter called JohnCarlo. Enjoy ur stay in Sicily R&O
5 on April 29, 2013
Che dire..B&B davvero splendido! Si sta davvero bene in questa antica dimora, ristrutturata con gusto ed eleganza, anche nei dettagli. La disposizione delle stanze, fra piccoli corridoi, rende le camere l'una diversa dall'altra. Le stanze inoltre, sono tutte dotate di bagno completo con doccia, Tv e climatizzatore, tutte spaziose e pulite ma soprattutto molto accoglienti. La colazione viene servita a tavola direttamente dal proprietario, Il sig.Gerardo , persona premurosa e disponibile. La struttura è in una posizione strategica, in pieno centro, ma essendo situata all’ultimo piano non si sentono rumori provenire dalla strada. In definitiva un B&B altamente raccomandabile con ottimo rapporto qualità/prezzo. Consigliatissimo!