Villa Caterina is situated in a spacious Mediterranean garden within walking distance of the old town of Cefalù (red umbrella on the right), the famous holidays hotspot on the north coast of Sicily.
Cefalu is popular for two basic reasons: its beautiful sandy beach and its historic old town.
Villa Caterina's proximity to the old town has a great benefit: within just 100m of the holiday apartments there are cafes, pizzerias, a supermarket, and a variety of shops.
For more information about Cefalù see here:
The image shows the western facade of Villa Caterina. On the ground floor are the entrances to the holiday apartments called Ambra und Iris, as well as the staircase (far right) leading to the apartments Zora and Sephora. The two holiday apartments called Felizia and Costanza are reached using the north (left) side of Villa Caterina.
An overview of the holiday apartments can be found in the next section.
Here you will find an overview of the six holiday apartments at Villa Caterina and their major features. Just click on the name of the apartment (first column) for more information (plans, photos, owner,, etc.).
|Floor plan||Living area||Terrace||Balcony||Sleeping areas|
|Ambra||Ground floor||53 m²||5 m²||-||3|
|Felizia||Ground floor||42 m²||20 m²||-||3|
|Iris||Ground floor||59 m²||20 m²||-||3|
|Zora||1.||64 m²||-||1x 3 m² |
1x 5 m²
1x 15 m²
|Costanza||1.||91 m²||-||20 m²||4|
|Sephora||2.||74 m²||-||1x 1 m² |
1x 3 m²
1x 5 m²
1x 6 m²
|Subject to change. All figures rounded. |
The 2000 m² common garden area has separate terraces for all the guests.
Cefalù is known for its long sandy beach and its stone-built medieval Old Town. Villa Caterina's large Mediterranean garden likewise offers a wonderful contrast.
The quiet garden not only invites you to enjoy it for rest and relaxation, but in the summertime, it offers blissful shade. There are several different places to sit and enjoy – one favorite being the seat in front of the fountain of Neptune.
Those who need to do a little work online or who simply want to surf the web can even do so under the palm trees: Villa Caterina's garden enjoys Wi-fi coverage.
These panorama photos have been taken in January 2016:
Starting with the most important: the apartments' climate control not only cools in the summer, but heats in the winter. The Sicilian winter is comparable to an eastern European spring, and to feel more comfortable we sometimes turn the heater on.
Villa Caterina is the perfect place to spend your winter then under the Sicilian sun. Each holiday apartment has its own washing machine, so you don't need a giant suitcase for endless changes of clothes. The holiday apartments naturally have also all the usual amenities including TV and Internet.
Because it is close to the train station in Cefalù, Villa Caterina is also wonderfully convenient if you are enjoying your holidays in Sicily without an automobile. For those who will be using a car, for example, to travel on their own to the Madonie or elsewhere – there is free parking at the Villa.
Villa Caterina's holiday apartments are not only ideal for guests who are independent, but also for those who enjoy organized activities.
For all this, see Valerio Grüssner (on the right, and in the black-and-white photo below, background right). He manages the language school Solemar Academy in Cefalù as well as oversees the wonderful activities shown in the video – and he's always close by: Valerio lives in a nearby house at Villa Caterina.
The video was not only filmed with young people, but by young people. According to Valerio, it was done to correct the old cliche that holidays in Sicily are for people enjoying their later years, people who have retired and only now can enjoy the Sicilian sun, the hiking trails, and more. This video shows otherwise.
The holiday apartments available at Villa Caterina are supervised by Solemar Sicilia. Solemar Sicilia is a Sicilian-German family-run operation that has offered excellent holiday apartments, Bed & Breakfast and hotel accommodation for thirty years.
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Solemar Sicilia also offers
Holidays in Sicily are at their most wonderful when Solemar Sicilia helps you with their tourism and accommodation service.
Italian is the most beautiful language in the world. Often this is reason enough to learn it. But perhaps you would like to learn some Italian to feel more comfortable during your holidays in Sicily. Perhaps you might even want a certificate to show your achievement, e.g. CILS (certificate of Italian for foreigners).
Cefalù is the perfect location. Solemar Sicilia provides you with Solemar Academy for these very needs. Solemar Academy works in collaboration with the universities of Siena und Perugia and has a number of accreditations.
This means that Solemar's professionalism is a giant value for even those who just want to learn "a bit" of Italian – perhaps because Italian is the most beautiful language in the world. All students are welcome at Solemar Academy.