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2 Bed Apartment for sale

Catania, Catania, Sicily, Italy

£340,016 *

 [€385,000]

Property Details

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Emissions: E
  • Consumption: E
  • Plot size: 214 m2
  • Habitable space: 185 m2

Features

  • Grand building dating back to 1700
  • Original features restored to modern standards
  • Generously sized rooms
  • Quality period tiles and decorations
  • Central heating
  • Facing south
  • Can't be more central than this
  • 2 km of the seaside

Full Description

This splendid apartment encompasses a total of six very spacious rooms. Four of these rooms face the main street: among them, a huge living-room and dining room awash with natural light, with a picturesque view over an open-air market held every morning. All of these rooms have small balconies facing the street. The second bedroom and the kitchen overlook the rear of the building, sharing another balcony along a quiet internal court. The main bathroom has a bath tub and quality tiles.
A renovation carried out in the '90ies has endowed the apartment with new soundproof windows, new power and plumbing systems, and a central heating system with cast-iron radiant panels, a very effective system in high ceilings apartments like this one. A different use of rooms from the present one is possible, and does not require major works to be carried out, since the entrance hall splits the apartment into two areas: you may keep a private area for yourself and use the rooms on the other side of the entrance hall as a separate area for your guests or for your work or business activity.

Why Catania and why this borough?
As opposed to other places in Sicily and in the rest of Italy, the historic district of Catania has not been deprived of its very soul by renovations: small local shops are still there, people stay in the open air as much as possible, life is led at a slower pace like before, colorful markets are held every day in the open air, where you can find a great variety of local products. At the same time, Catania is the Sicilian city with the strongest ability to building bridges with the rest of the world: it is a university seat since 1434, it is home to a middle class into business and commerce, it has an intense cultural life and a famous opera theatre, named after the great composer Vincenzo Bellini, born here. Plus, Catania is the nightlife capital of the island - and a very diverse one. This city has a very special way of combining a modern and open-minded attitude with a care for traditions. Coming from another place it feels different and unique, while still easy to deal with: joining the local lifestyle will not require a big deal of effort.
As compared to other parts of Catania, this borough really bears the weight of history: all the ancient Roman heritage sites are within walking distance of the apartment, and gorgeous late Baroque architecture gained to this whole borough a listing as a UNESCO world heritage site. Moreover, it is a lively area both during the day and in the evening, with plenty of places where you can dine out or have an evening drink. You can also feel the sea in the air: the Port of Catania is in this borough and you can access it freely for a walk on the main pier, or for a drink in a cafe by the sea. These unique features are appreciated by an increasing number of tourists and travellers choosing this part of Catania as their headquarters for visiting Sicily, also thanks to the proximity to the main airport in Sicily, to the large sandy beach of Catania and to public transportation hubs to other destinations on the island. If you are looking for a property to let as a vacation rental while you are away, there is possibly no better location in Catania.
Moreover, this area of town has a future of further upgrading: ambitious plans for urban renewal have been started by the town council and linked to an extension of the underground transportation system of Catania, presently under construction. Namely, these plans focus on getting central Catania entirely rid of private cars, and on enhancing the access to the sea through a restyling of the Port and the waterfront of Catania.

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