Catania is at the same time one of Sicily's most remarkable and most neglected cities. Where the island's second major city, Palermo, characterized by slowness in both life and rhythm of the language, in Catania it is quite different. Here people speak fast and act faster. On the street markets, in shops, on the streets at night and in the restaurants, we find the city's unique rhythm, and the bustling commercial life combined with deep self-awareness.
In Katane Palace you live very central to the city and although lively, you do not stay in one of the busiest streets. You live here about midway from the train station (900 meters) with its dilapidated district and the elegant center, whose buildings in black lava stone with white baroque patterns in stone form a unique streetscape.
The Etna volcano dominates the landscape around Catania. Many places in town have a lovely view to its often fuming and fire-breathing top. You can easily arrange a tour to the volcano through the hotel, which will help to book your place at some of the guides who regularly runs trips up there. Since years the volcano has small eruptions and its lava slowly glides down the slopes as a glowing snake.
The hotel is decorated in a classical style, which fits nicely with the building and the neighborhood. There is a reception, lobby, TV room, bar and even meeting rooms. it is not uncommon that business meetings are held at the hotel. If you arrive by car, you can use the hotel's garage for parking. In total Katane Palca offers 58 rooms.
Most of the rooms facing the inner courtyard. There are some with a balcony, although facing the street , we have even slept in them without being bothered by the noise from traffic at night. The rooms are equipped with wi-fi, minibar, air conditioning, safe, satellite TV and a private bathroom with toilet and shower or tub and hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking. The breakfast is rich and varied, certainly much better than at most Italian hotels, with buffet and fresh fruit, which mostly comes from the fertile plain outside the city.
You can be in your room a little longer than usual as check-out here first must take place no later than. 12:00. It is a very short walk from the city's sights.