Dimora di Sicilia


Dine under chandeliers, sleep under decorated ceilings, take a coffee to the roof terrace – perhaps before a day on the slopes of Mount Etna


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 10


A big, central Catania apartment in an 18th-century building just off Via Etnea – that runs all the way to the slopes of Mount Etna. You can see Etna, beyond ancient domes and modern construction, from the rooftop terraces. At street level a classic door leads to a communal courtyard and the colourfully decorated stairway to this impressive, largely second floor, living space. Two dining rooms; one painted red, seats 24, formally; the airy well-equipped kitchen opens onto the other, with a balcony. Frescoes ancient and modern cover walls and ceilings. There are splendid chandeliers, antiques galore, beautiful ceramic tiles and some new additions like wooden flooring and the stairs to the ‘suite delle terrazze’ (gateway to the rooftop and the smallest room, with kitchenette). Bathrooms are all contemporary, in Cosimo beige stone. Owner and architect Daria has made the double bedrooms stylish with her colour creations; is happy to organise tours and activities, and may let suites individually. Shops and eateries surround you here; the Fera ‘O Luni daily market and the elegant Villa Bellini Park are a stroll away.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Restaurants 1-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €1200
Weekly price
from €8400
Extra beds available.
1 Apartment for 10
From €12005 bedrooms


Italian Charme is the way to discribe our stay. Not house but Home. Historically eccelent has the plus of an enchanting athmosphere. The key is the owner, a real great person. Will of course suggest a stay.

Carlo, Milan\tuscany

The stay in this ancient home of Daria Laurentini is a satisfying all-encompassing experience. After, it seems difficult to get unlernt to the feeling of addiction that gives the moving between the finely decorated roofs And in a blink of eyes just acrossing the internal coloured walls, you are in the heart of catania to get in only ten steps around you, the most amazing places you can imagine.

Leila, Milan

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Daria Laurentini

  • The animated fish market, heart of the local life, will give you a unique experience. Here is where the Sicilian cuisine is born: fresh and top quality ingredients from our sea and our territory will overwhelm you with their colours and flavors.
  • Not all cities in Sicily that face the sea allow you to reach the beach on foot with a short stroll as in Catania. Here, you'll only have embarrassment of choosing a beach with golden sand or volcanic rock.