A hidden gem
Posted Jun 10, 2014
Our experience was similar to what others have already written. When we first found the right address, we thought we were in the wrong place. We were standing in front of a large somewhat rundown looking apartment complex. We considered not even staying, but some very nice people at the gatehouse directed us to the correct building and parking area, so we went in and up to the 5 floor. What a surprise when Sandra let us in! The apartment is light and airy, beautifully decorated and Sandra and her sister Lucia, absolutely lovely people, and very helpful in getting us familiar with the area. Our room "Elio" faced the ocean, giving us a nice breeze through the doors, and a wonderful sunrise. The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom more than adequate and everything spotlessly clean. We had a nice little balcony, where we were able to watch the water while sipping wine and nibbling local cheese and olives! Breakfast was simple, but included the best croissants I think I have ever had. I wish I could get as good here back home. Added bonus was the free secure parking, and wi-fi access in the room. We had our own keys the the building and apartment and could come and go as we pleased.
Catania was very convenient to visit Taormina and Etna ( about 30 minute drive), and the city itself very nice to walk around and explore. Nettuno is located just down from a major road that made getting in and out of the city very easy.