Holiday houses in Catania & holiday apartments in Catania

  • Sicily | Cool off in your own pool
    From GBP 418

  • Pantelleria | Holiday in a dammuso
    From GBP 213

  • Sicily | Holiday homes located close to the beach
    From GBP 230

  • Aeolian Islands | Volcanic islands
    From GBP 252

  • Rome ​| Best holiday resort Italy
    From GBP 396

  • Italy | That certain something
    From GBP 384

  • Italy | Vacation on an country estate
    From GBP 328

  • Rome | Trip to the Eternal City
    From GBP 418

http://www.atraveo.co.uk/catania
Link for copy
Map section has been altered.
Reload automatically
Why aren't all the offers displayed? 
map

Sicilian holiday home vacation

Sicily is one of Italy’s most charming and popular travel destinations. The Mediterranean’s largest island is diverse, offers beautiful beaches and great little cities but also space for exciting cultural discoveries and excursions. A holiday home is the perfect way to discover the charms of Sicily. atraveo offer for Sicily comprises of more than 1,800 holiday apartments and more than 850 holiday houses. Here you can enjoy a tranquil atmosphere in a beautiful surrounding. Many of the holiday apartments and houses are situated near a beach and offer a private pool. This gives you the option of a swim in private atmosphere which hotels in popular tourist destinations cannot offer you. With atraveo you can choose between a holiday on a typical Sicilian country estate with organic farming and horse riding, a luxurious villa or a comfortable holiday apartment in one of the coastal towns such as Taormina or the capital Palermo. Just be inspired by the huge offer and look for your dream holiday home for your next vacation on Sicily.

Typical Sicily: Fuming volcanoes and the blue sea

In order to discover the diversity of Sicily you can rent a car and go on discovery tour by yourself or alternatively opt for a coach trip with tour guide. The volcano Mount Etna in the north of Sicily is with its frequent small eruptions Europe’s highest and most active volcano as well as the island’s most renowned sight. Furthermore it can even be ascended with experienced guides. An experience no holiday maker on Sicily should miss. Next to Mount Etna also Mount Stromboli carries its own fascination. The volcano is situated on the small same named island which is part of the Aeolian Islands and is permanently active. In irregular but short intervals there are smaller eruptions which offer a quite spectacular and breathtaking sight especially at dusk.

You can discover the sea not only from Sicily’s beaches relaxed during a great beach vacation but also in an active way on boat trips or diving. Off Sicily there are still some larger coral reefs and a large variety of fish that are at home in their original underwater habitat.

Discover Sicily's towns from a holiday home

On Sicily one can discover many lovely cities and small villages. Always worth a trip is the city Taormina, which can proudly look back on many famous visitors. Oscar Wilde, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich and Cary Grant are just few of those who treasured the charm of this city with its many typical Sicilian restaurants and shopping options. The Villa del Casale, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, with its beautiful mosaics and other impressive Roman ruins are popular cultural tourist attractions. Also worth a visit is the city Palermo with its cathedral and pretty squares and parks as well as the famous catacombs of the Capuchin monastery. Further interesting cities on Sicily with many tourist attractions include Catania, Messina, Ragusa, Trapani, Agrigento and Syrakus.

Sicily's culinary specialities

Sicily’s cuisine is as diverse as the island itself. The history of Sicily’s ice cream dates back to the Roman Age. According to tradition it was invented at the foot of Mount Etna when sweet beverages that came from Arabia to the island were mixed with the ice of the volcano’s peak. The result was a sweet delicacy. Respectively the range of ice cream creations which can be enjoyed in the hot summer climate of the island is delicious and diverse.

Also Sicilian pastries are known to be delicious. Great wines are grown on Sicily, as well as figs, tangerines, mulberries, peaches, apricots, melons and many more which can be bought fresh at the regional markets.

Enjoying the Mediterranean climate

The climate on Sicily is primarily mild and sunny. During winter the temperature seldom drops below zero degrees. The most popular tourist season is due to the often very hot and dry summer the springtime, especially April and May, and the late summer between September and the beginning of November. Usually the temperatures in the heartland are lower as the regions are at a higher altitude than the coastal areas.  

By plane to Sicily

You either travel by plane or with your car to your holiday home vacation on Sicily. International airports with regular flights are available to Palermo, Catania and Trapani. Whilst on the island it is recommended to hire a car in order to reach the holiday home easily and to explore the region. Alternatively most of the larger holiday resorts – especially those close to the sea – are usually quite well connected to public transport.

Journey with the car and ferry to to the holiday apartment on Sicily

Those who want to travel with their own car can either drive down to southern Italy in two to three days or shorten the journey by combining it with booking a passage on a ship. Those who drive the whole route will have to take the ferry in the south of Calabria from San Giovanni to Messina which connects the mainland with Sicily in just 30 minutes. Alternatively you could choose a night ferry instead of the long drive through Italy which runs from the north Italian port Livorno or Genoa to Palermo and Catania.

Reviews from our customers

3.9 out of 5 (20 Customer reviews)
1 The holiday homes and apartments in in Catania have been rated by 20 customers, scoring 3.9 out of 5 houses, on average.

Location reviews

Total rating of Catania

3.7 out of 5 (29 Customer reviews)
Rate this location

This is what holiday rental customers wrote about Catania 

  • 3.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer has submitted the following rating
    on 11/03/2016, travel period: February 2016

    recommended

    This review has been given for property no. 935398

  • 3.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 21/10/2015

    “In Catania there is everything your heart desires, the people are very helpful and considerate. It is recommended that only a small car in the city to drive because the traffic is chaotic (first come, first drives), but it works somehow. The scooter driver, overtake a left and right, but they are used to. There are a lot of cars with minor damage, which seems to be normal. At night it is rather a little scary, even if we have not had any bad experiences, we were always very careful. It is a lively, very lively city, as we were but already warned several times at the airport to be cautious, always remained an uneasy feeling that the stay has spoiled us something.”

    This review has been given for property no. 845490 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 3.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 21/10/2015

    “A very lively city with some sights. The traffic is very chaotic, the scooters overtake left and right and there are no traffic rules. Who is an unsafe driver, should not come here rather with a larger vehicle. Catania is a good starting point for lovely trips to Taomina and Syracuse and it is not far to the Etna. The people are very friendly and considerate. Nevertheless, we have often been warned and therefore had a bad feeling.”

    This review has been given for property no. 897398 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 1.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 11/10/2015

    “Access only their own or rented car. The beach close to the subject, with a lot of potential, but very dirty. Inability to do shopping in a supermarket in the area - closed.”

    This review has been given for property no. 845459 The review of the location has been automatically translated from Polish. Back to the original language

  • 4.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 30/08/2015, travel period: August 2015

    “Very beautiful Old Town with many facets.”

    This review has been given for property no. 650111 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language


This is how holiday rental owners described Catania

A few steps from the Central Railway Station and the Trade fair centre Le Ciminiere, De Curtis B&B is located in the heart of baroque Catania. This 3 stars B&B has a large and elegant lounge room where you will enjoy moments of pure relax.
The B&B offers elegant, air-conditioned ...
show more
rooms, feature ensuite bathroom with hydromassage shower and sauna, balcony, TV, Safe-deposit boxes, minibar, hairdryer, telephone, free internet wi fi area.

show less
source: Monforte
Catania is a beautiful city known for its charm, warmth, cultural heritage and magic views, an ideal spot for all year round vacations.

Catania is located at the center of the eastern coast of Sicily, a 30-40 min drive to the famous ancient cities of Taormina and Siracusa and to ...
show more
the Mount Etna volcano, and a two hour drive to the capital of the island, Palermo, and the fascinating Agrigento. Visitors will find frequent connections by bus and train to most of the major cities of Sicily .

The city is full of interesting places to visit: from the typical baroque architecture found in the city center to the green alleys of the Villa Bellini and the never-ending "movida" hanging out by the Massimo Bellini Theatre public square.

The Etna and the sea.
Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe, often shows its majestic beauty with spectacular eruptions, and can always be viewed above the roofs of Etnea Street.

From the north to the south of Catania one can easily reach charming black-sand beaches naturally created by lava stone as well as soft white sand beaches, the “playa”.

Catania is also place to taste.
You can't miss the sweet "cannoli", the famous "arancini", the “pasta alla norma”, the fresh fish or the grilled horse meat.

The fish market is a typical place to visit, characteristic for its colorful folclore. This is indeed a place that has been left untouched by time, where fishermen sell fresh fish using the same methods as their forefathers.

There is still a lot more to discover in this warm, southern Italian city: things, places and people you will never forget.
show less
source: Failla

Photos of the town

View:
  • Property no. 897398
    from GBP 417
    for 1 week

    Catania, Sicily (East coast of Sicily)

    Studio for max. 3 adults + 1 child

    Approx. 60 m², 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (on request), digital TV, Internet, WLAN, dishwasher, sandy beach approx. 3 km
    5.0 out of 5
    2 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 935398
    from GBP 511
    for 1 week

    Catania, Sicily (East coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 adults + 4 children

    Approx. 120 m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (max. 1), digital TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 1 km
    5.0 out of 5
    1 Customer review
    There are 2 further property types with 2 accommodations for this complex
  • Property no. 611161
    from GBP 1,107
    for 1 week

    Catania, Sicily (East coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 300 m², 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Internet, WLAN, Complete WLAN coverage, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 1 km,
    5.0 out of 5
    1 Customer review
    There is one further property type with one accommodation for this complex
  • Property no. 1151401
    from GBP 477
    for 1 week

    Catania, Sicily (East coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 3 persons

    Approx. 55 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, Internet, WLAN, sandy beach approx. 3 km
  • Property no. 478551
    from GBP 346
    for 1 week

    Catania, Sicily (East coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 5 persons

    Approx. 60 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (on request), digital TV, WLAN, washing machine, beach approx. 2 km, sea approx. 1 km
    4.8 out of 5
    4 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 1184878
    from GBP 622
    for 1 week

    Catania, Sicily (East coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    2 bedrooms, pets not allowed, TV, Internet, washing machine, shingle beach approx. 400 m
  • Property no. 1179594
    from GBP 715
    for 1 week

    Catania, Sicily (East coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 10 adults + 4 children

    Approx. 172 m², 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (on request), TV, Complete WLAN coverage, washing machine, non-smoking property, beach approx. 1 km, sea approx. 300 m
  • Property no. 1183520
    from GBP 355
    for 1 week

    Catania, Sicily (East coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 2 adults + 1 child

    Approx. 40 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, cable TV, Complete WLAN coverage, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 2 km, sea approx. 3.2 km,
  • Property no. 615311
    from GBP 358
    for 1 week

    Catania, Sicily (East coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 5 persons

    Approx. 100 m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (max. 1), digital TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, dishwasher, sandy beach approx. 2 km
  • Property no. 691104
    from GBP 490
    for 1 week

    Catania, Sicily (East coast of Sicily)

    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 100 m², 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pets not allowed, TV, washing machine, sea approx. 5 km,
  • Property no. 833436
    from GBP 638
    for 1 week

    Catania, Sicily (East coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 2 adults + 2 children

    Approx. 170 m², 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (on request), washing machine, dishwasher, sandy beach approx. 1 km,
  • Property no. 1148242
    from GBP 413
    for 1 week

    Catania, Sicily (East coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 2 adults + 2 children

    Approx. 70 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Complete WLAN coverage, washing machine, shingle beach approx. 1.5 km,
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