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Delicious hotel in alpine style, situated in a privileged position at 1920 meter quote, max point of arrival for cars and close to the implants of Etna's Cableway. Ideal destination both in winter, due to the proximity to the ski resorts, which in summer time for all who wishes to experience the charm of the excursion to the volcano's summit. The 22 rooms, distributed on two floors, are equipped with all comforts: hairdryer, toiletries, safe, minibar and Wi-Fi free. The Rifugio Sapienza, it isn't only an ideal place for relax or have fun; during your stay, our chefs will delight your palate with the specialties of the house. In the morning for breakfast a rich buffet with homemade preparations, hot croissant, tarts, pies just baked will await you... To main meals, served in the smart restaurant, typical Sicilian recipes from the timeless and unforgettable flavors will be protagonists. Our restaurant is open all days, also with a la carte menu and is proud to be sought for all types of banqueting and meetings. In spring and summer time, all nights the pizzeria will be open... Slow-rising dough and high quality ingredients will make special your pizza at 2000 meters altitude!!!
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Property amenities
Ski In/Ski Out
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Fontanarossa Airport34 km
Tito Menniti Airport71 km
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

Basic, but very clean and spacious two bedroom apartment, one double bed and three single beds. Very large terrace with exceptional view. Restaurant with reasonably priced pizzas, 2 euro coperto per person. You are able to sign up for Etna excursion in the reception. Free...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Michael N
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Rifugio Sapienza may be described as a chalet, but it is actually a very good basic hotel, and good value for money. The rooms are warm and comfortable, although a kettle would have been welcome!! However, there is a bar and a restaurant to get...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank DavidJ1258
Reviewed 6 October 2018

We were expecting a "mountain hut" so imagine our surprise when we arrived at Rifugio Sapienza on Mount Etna and had a lovely room with fridge, wifi and hairdryer and lots of warm water from the shower.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Heather D
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised at how awesome the pizza was in the restaurant! It was VERY busy when we got there for lunch, but our food came quickly and was very good. The wait staff were super nice and we really appreciated the complimentary cannoli...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank tamaletown
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We drove up on our own to Rifugio Sapienza. We went up the cable car and the bus service all the way to the top craters and it was very worthwhile. We walked around the newer crater from the 2002 eruption - and it was...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Rubina M
17 February 2017|
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Response from kerry_hood | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, though you could ask them: some of their staff speak English. I think you should consider booking a taxi, in advance, yourself. As the Sicilians can be very (very) unhelpful when your travel arrangements... More
Room Tips
"Choose the Grotta Femmine"
23 Aug 2018
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"If it's important you might ask for a room with a view of the mountain"
22 Mar 2018
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"large, clean, comfortables"
11 Sep 2017
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"chose a room with a good view"
25 Mar 2017
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US$66 - US$134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalySicilyProvince of CataniaNicolosi
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