A bright and recently renovated apartment in the heart of Castelbuono’s historical district. Enjoy this cozy apartment in located in a quiet culdesac just steps from shopping, markets and the castle. This home has a large terrace and balcony with breathtaking views of enchanting Castelbuono and the Madonie Mountains.
“We stayed only one night at Dorotea, it is a magnificent apartment, consistent with the beauty of the photos. Dorotea was very responsive to our last minute booking. A little stress on arrival in the small alleys of Castelbuono with our Fiat 500 X rental but Dorotea was very effective in identifying an available and free place 30 meters from her home. Due to our schedule (and the February season), we were unable to take advantage of its terrace which overlooks (it's unique!) On the high windows of the church. Castelbuono is very authentic, it is a very lively little town. It is really our favorite of our trip to Sicily. I obviously recommend!”
Ypsiroom is a ground floor studio in the historic center of Castelbuono, a stone's throw from Piazza Castello. About a hundred meters is free and free parking. The simplicity of furnishings, comfort of the services, the efficiency of the accessories make Ypsiroom the ideal solution. The presence of a kitchenette with a microwave oven (no cooking stove with fires) and crockery and utensils for heating or making fast dishes allows for lunch and dinners.
“Very cute and stylish apartment, VERY CLEAN! It’s also pretty big compared to to other apartments in historical locations. The shower was very nice and big. The apartment is partially underground so it did have a bit of wet mildew cellar smell but when we came on a rainy autumn day in November, but it wasn’t so bad after we turned on the heater for a bit so we didn’t mind. Francesco was a super nice host, he helped us find a place to park our car and then took us in his car through the historical part of the town and dropped us off at the apartment, then he showed us everything in the apartment (including a great machine that makes great coffee!).”
Sicily; Sun Sand and Sea. The perfect holiday? Yes, and some more, much much more. Castelbuono (Good Castle), an ancient historical town in the middle of Sicily’s greenest nature reserve, the Parco delle Madonie. The town is surround by hills, mountains, only fifteen km to the sea and full of life, bars restaurants and events for everyone all year round.
“Fantastic location with a terrace overlooking Castelbuono and the mountains to the sea. Two spacious bedrooms, terrace, a bathroom with a full length bath (a lot more relaxing if you want to read a book while soaking than the ubiquitous shower), and shared use of the host’s kitchen. Freshly and tastefully renovated. Castelbuono is in itself interesting (and quite lively in the evenings), but the location also makes a great base to dash to the coast at Cefalù (without having to endure the crowds once you're back “home”) and to explore the Parco delle Madonie. It's also chock a block full of good restaurants and food shops (we're still trying to save our last bit of sweetbread covered with white chocolate and manna, but it's almost gone). Giuseppe (aka Pippo) is a travel experience onto his own, and will greet you with a heartwarming smile that will make you forget any trouble you might have had earlier arriving there (don't ask — Liberty Lines and a badly organised car rental agency conspired to ruin our day). He's a very passionate man, not just present to help about the accommodation but really concerned for his guests' well-being, and he will do anything to help; not only give you a ride into town (unless you rented a Fiat Panda you'd better stick to arriving and departing via the SR23, letting him navigate the shortcuts through narrow and steep cobblestone roads with his Micra) or help you book a restaurant,... ...but also tell stories, offer advice about anything you might cook, make you grab some tomatoes from the garden, and share his outlook on life. Pippo used to live in England for quite some time (even though he's definitely as Sicilian as they go), so English speakers need not fear having to resort to sign language to communicate ;-).”