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Casa Barbero

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Via Caronda 209, 95128 Catania, Sicily Italy
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Updated 20/06/04

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#5 of 453 B&Bs / Inns in Catania
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In the city center of Catania, an elegant residence dating back to the early '900 wisely transformed into an elegant and charming B&B. This Bed and Breakfast retains the charm of Art Nouveau that lives through stucco and frescoes, expertly blended with contemporary furniture, all combined with warm colors and quality materials that will make you feel at home. In the centre of the residence and in front of every room, all with ensuite bathroom, a place of great relaxation is at your disposal: a Mediterranean garden where breakfast is served during the warm season or where you can have a break and use our free wi-fi. The B&B is 200mt away from the Borgo Metro and a few steps away from Cavour Square, crossroad of the Catanese autobus service. In a few minuts you can reach the Bothanical Garden, Villa Bellini (the city park), different restaurants, taverns and pizzerie. Via Etnea, Unesco heritage and shopping street, is attainable in 5 minuts.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Car hire
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Express check-in / check-out
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Seating area
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, Italian
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Dobrinka Georgieva wrote a review 17 Jul
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It is a perfect place to stay in the centre of Catania. The hygiene is on a high level as well as the services and the breakfast. The owners are really perfect in everything they do. They assisted us in organising of some visits to the interesting places around.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Antonio Mazzoleni, Proprietario at Casa Barbero
Responded 1 week ago
Ciao Dobrinka!! 1.000 Thanks! Monica, Matteo e Antonio
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daniel-smata wrote a review Aug 2020
Madrid, Spain12 contributions21 helpful votes
The BB Casa Barbero is a perfect place in Catania. Its location is very convenient, of easy access . The treatment is absolutely familiar, the rooms are very quiet close to a very pleasant private house garden. The breakfast is really remarkable. I highly recommend this charming BB!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Antonio Mazzoleni, Proprietario at Casa Barbero
Responded 29 Aug 2020
Ciao Daniel, Thanks a lot!! Monica & Antonio
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WillysMom wrote a review Feb 2020
New York City, New York58 contributions3 helpful votes
We were in Catania for an event and chose Casa Barbero because it was a few blocks away from the venue and stayed for a week afterward to tour southern Sicily. What great luck! The B&B is located in a quiet street parallel with the main thoroughfare of Catania, via Etnea, about a 15-minute walk to the historic center, the Cathedral of St. Agatha, the famous fish market, and many restaurants and shops (there are also several buses that run on via Etnea downtown). Antonio and Monica are the co-hosts, but we interacted most with Antonio. They both speak English and the ever-charming Antonio was the proverbial font of knowledge, as a lifelong resident of the city. When we arrived in Catania after an overnight flight into FCO and a multi-hour layover there to connect to CTA, we were greeted by a taxi arranged for by Antonio at our request. It set the tone for our visit. While we chatted at breakfast each day, he also provided us with a handy map of central Catania, referrals to restaurants and shops, and suggestions about where to visit outside of the city that dovetailed with the destinations that we had already chosen. His warmth and attention made us feel like true guests in his family home. We found our room quiet and comfortable. We never knew how many other guests were there while we were. The B&B is located in a historic building with a central garden courtyard that is available for breakfast during the warm weather. We were there in January, so we had breakfast inside. Fresh Cappuccini and warm cornettos (croissants in the U.S.) were supplemented by, among other things, yogurt, hardboiled eggs, an array of cookies and fresh fruit, and bread for toasting. We helped ourselves to all. There is also a kettle in the room. After 4 days of touring Catania, we rented a car to visit Taormina, Agrigento, Noto and Siracusa, and the mosaics at Palazzo Romano Casale. Antonio suggested a 24-hour attended parking lot a few blocks from Casa Barbero, because on-street parking is challenging. This made it possible to see parts of Sicily that we wouldn't have if we were reliant on buses and trains. The next time we visit Sicily, we will use Casa Barbero as our base again!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from CasaBarbero, Proprietario at Casa Barbero
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Ciao April & Ross, you are the perfect Guest! I hope see you again. A presto! Antonio
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Hugh S wrote a review Nov 2019
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom23 contributions25 helpful votes
Thanks to a Naples Air Traffic control strike we found ourselves stranded in Catania for 2 nights initially without anywhere to stay! Thanks to the excellent Dorling Kindersley guide to Sicily we managed to get a room in the Casa Barbero. It's in an old palazzo bang in the middle of the city indeed the main street Via Etna is a 2 minute walk and has only 6 rooms. Monica and Antonia are charming hosts and run a delightful small family hotel. Very much old Europe - perfect. Rooms are a good size and breakfast first class. Everything you would want to see in Catania is within walking distance.The city itself has a faded feel about it but it's full of splendid buildings and churches. If you are looking for somewhere close for dinner look no further than Trattoria "DA Peppino", mention you are staying at Casa Barbero and you will get excellent and friendly service. Food in Sicily is top knotch.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the courtyard as the street rooms are noisy.
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reirreug wrote a review Oct 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom89 contributions62 helpful votes
What a delightful surprise awaits you when you unlock the outer door. You are in a beautiful courtyard with lush exotic plants. It is so quiet and peaceful - a haven of tranquility. Some of the en-suite rooms open on to this space, where breakfast is also served. Breakfast was superb. First of all we were brought delicious warm almond croissants and the best coffee I have ever tasted! A huge variety of fresh fruit, pastries and hard boiled eggs etc was tastefully laid out in the dining room. This room itself is to be admired, with its amazing original painted ceiling with intricate plasterwork, and a beautiful tiled floor. It was real treat to stay there and it is only a short walk to the main part of town. Antonio was a charming host and arranged our transfer from the airport and also a wonderful half day trip to Mount Etna.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from CasaBarbero, Proprietario at Casa Barbero
Responded 18 Oct 2019
Thank you very much! it was a pleasure for me ; - ) Antonio
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PRICE RANGE
US$70 - US$108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalySicilyProvince of CataniaCataniaBorgo-Sanzio
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Barbero
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Barbero?
Nearby attractions include Orto Botanico dell'Università di Catania (0.3 km), Polo Tattile Multimediale (0.1 km), and Chiesa Sant'Agata al Borgo (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Barbero?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast buffet, and breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Casa Barbero?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Casa Barbero?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Casa Barbero?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Casa Barbero?
Conveniently located restaurants include Km.0, Trattoria Da Peppino, and trattoria Don Mimmo.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Casa Barbero?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Casa Barbero?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Piazza Duomo (1.8 km), Palazzo Biscari (1.9 km), and Chiesa di San Nicolo All'Arena (1.6 km).