We loved the time we spent in Riccardo's apartment! It's situated close to the historical centre of Catania, max. 10 minutes walking.
The apartment is clean and cosy. There are several rooms for people to stay in, and even though it's only got one bathroom, it's got two toilets, which is convenient. The apartment has everything you need and more! There's free WiFi, a TV, microwave, and also a computer and printer you can use. There's even a medical aid kit and thermometer in the bathroom.
Riccardo's an excellent host, a well organized person, and he left instructions for everything, including how to use the espresso maker! On top of that, he has made a map of the city that includes all the sights (and the apartment!), good suggestions for restaurants (we tried several!) and other worthwhile establishments, and even several minimaps of the bus routes and explanations which bus to take where, which is incredibly useful and informative.
Furthermore, Riccardo himself made us feel really welcome. You can tell he's passionate about his city and the surrounding area, and he loves to talk about it and make suggestions. He's very friendly and helpful, and you can even ask him questions on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN). He picked us up from the station, dropped us off at the airport, and when we had a problem with the buses, he gave us a ride. Even though breakfast wasn't included, we could eat cornflakes, cereal and much more. He even treated us to some Sicilian sweets for breakfast, and after an exhausting climb to the summit of Mount Etna, he made us a surprise dinner, which was both heart-warming and delicious. Riccardo is the very best!