History: This newly renovated apartment in Milazzo, Sicily, caters to tourists. While Casetta Rosetta may have a short history, the private residence in which it is located has a much older history - belonging to the maternal side of the current owner (Tommaso Pantè) for six generations. The house was built in the early 18th Century in the Rococò style, indicating the prosperity of the owner and reflecting one architectural aspect of Sicily’s history and culture. Sometime later in the 1800s, the ground level, which would become Casetta Rosetta, was sold to another buyer, whose family eventually rented it on a long-term basis.
In 2010, Tommaso completed renovations of the two upper levels as a private residence for himself, following all the strict codes required within Milazzo's historic district. In 2013, he purchased the ground level and began its renovations. By the beginning of 2014, Casetta Rosetta was ready with all new furnishings and accessories.
Location: Casetta Rosetta is located in a very quiet residential area on Via Calascione in the Borgo Antico, the name of the historic district in Milazzo. The town centre is only 200 metres (.1 mile) away. Markets, butchers, cafes (often called bars in Italy), restaurants, and a bakery are within easy walking distance. Several beaches are nearby: Spiaggia di Levante Beach - 500 metres (.3 mile); Spiaggia di Ponente Beach – 800 metres (.5 mile); and the Port for ferries to the Aeolian Islands – 1 kilometer (.6 mile)
Milazzo, called Mylai (“city of the sea”) in ancient times, has a population of about 35,000. While known primarily as the main port for travel to the Aeolian Islands, which lie only a few miles offshore, Milazzo is also close to other historical or cultural sites and is only 37.5 kilometres (23.3 miles) from Messina, the provincial capital. Trains and buses operate on regular schedules, and the closest airports are in Palermo and Catania.
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Details: Casetta Rosetta was fully renovated in 2013 with new furnishings and accessories in 2014. The apartment is approximately 50 sq. metres (540 sq. feet). The master bedroom has a king-sized bed. The bathroom has a shower, a bidet, and chromo therapy lights. The spacious kitchen/living area also includes a double-sized sofa bed. Outside the entrance is a shared garden, 20 sq. metres (215 sq. feet) with Mediterranean vegetation.
Casetta Rosetta can accommodate up to 3 guests. Note: No pets.
Public parking is available on the street for a vehicle, only 20 meters (21 feet) from the entrance to the apartment.
- Washing machine
- Refrigerator (full size)
- Gas stove with oven
- Italian coffee maker
- Cable TV
- CD player
- DVD player
- iPhone/iPod dock station
- Air conditioning
- Iron/Ironing board
- Bed linens
- Bathroom towels
- Kitchen towels
- Clothes drying rack
- Household cleaning supplies