Featuring a traditional restaurant, Rifugio Sapienza is just 30 feet from the cable car linking to the top of Mount Etna. This property offers a bar, free ski storage, and a shared lounge room.

With free Wi-Fi, rooms include a flat-screen TV, mini-bar and safe. Each has a private bathroom with hairdryer and free toiletries.

Rifugio Sapienza is 2.5 mi from EtnAvventura adventure park. Nicolosi center is a 25-minute drive away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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Breakfast Info

Continental, Italian, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free private parking

Ski-to-door

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  • Is there a reliable mode of transportation between Catania train station and your hotel later in the evening and early in morning?

    Esiste un mezzo di trasporto pubblico che parte dalla stazione Centrale dei Bus di Catania alle ore 08:00 del mattino che porta quì al Rifugio Sapienza, e riscende alle ore 16:30 per far ritorno a Catania, purtroppo non esiste una cosa pomeridiana/serale che arriva al Rifugio ma, eventualmente, solo a Nicolosi (compagnia AST).


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  • Are there vegan options at your restaurant?

    Hello, we can prepare vegan menu'.


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    Answered on February 15, 2020
  • Hi! How can I get to the hotel? Is there a shuttle as it says above, and where can I check its details?

    Hi, we can book a taxi from Catania and the cost is approximately € 100.00


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    Answered on November 17, 2021
  • I am coming from Palermo. How can I get to your hotel? I want to make a reservation from August 26 to 28 2020 I am looking for cheap but fast options

    From Palermo there is no public transport, only from Catania


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    Answered on August 13, 2020
  • we have central heating right? thanks

    good morning, in the rooms there are central heating


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    Answered on October 12, 2021
  • Hello Is there a cost for dogs? I wish to bring my two dogs and I’m travelling alone. Thank you Natalie

    Good evening, the price is € 20,00 per dog. Best regards


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    Answered on October 17, 2020
  • Is the AST bus not in service from 08:15 in the morning?

    that yes, only one departure ago and arrives here at 10:00 and leaves again at 16:15 for Catania


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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Telecabina Rifugio Sapienza - Montagnola
    0.1 miles
  • Sciovia Piano dell'Omino - Capannina Platter
    0.6 miles
  • Sciovia Piano dell'Omino - Piccolo Rifugio Platter
    0.9 miles
  • Sciovia Piccolo Rifugio - Montagnola Platter
    1.4 miles
  • Etna
    3.9 miles
  • Zagare - Shopping Center
    9.9 miles
  • Centro Commerciale Katane
    11 miles
  • Etnapolis Shopping Centre
    11.2 miles
  • Etnaland Theme Park
    11.9 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Mare Playa
    18.6 miles
  • Lake Pozzillo
    21.7 miles
  • River Simeto
    24.9 miles
  • Mountain Etna Stazione Funivia
    0 miles
  • Mountain Crateri Silvestri
    0.3 miles
Ski lifts
  • Montagnola Funivia
    0 miles
Closest Airports
  • Catania Fontanarossa Airport
    16.1 miles
  • Reggio di Calabria Airport Tito Minniti
    44.1 miles
  • Comiso Airport
    53.2 miles
How to get to Rifugio Sapienza from Catania Fontanarossa Airport
    Taxi
    Free parking is available.
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Restaurant

    Food: Italian

Amenities of Rifugio Sapienza
Outdoors
  • Terrace
Ski
  • Ski-in, ski-out access
  • Ski rental on site
  • Ski school Additional charge
  • Ski storage
Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking Off-site Additional charge
  • Skiing
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Chocolate/Cookies Additional charge
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
Transportation
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
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Check-in

3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Check-out

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 5 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
€ 10 per stay

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

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FAQs about Rifugio Sapienza

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Rifugio Sapienza by:

    • Taxi 1h

  • Rifugio Sapienza offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Walking tours
    • Bike tours

  • Rifugio Sapienza has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • The prices at Rifugio Sapienza may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at Rifugio Sapienza can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Italian
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet

  • Rifugio Sapienza is 5.6 miles from the center of Nicolosi.

  • Check-in at Rifugio Sapienza is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Rifugio Sapienza (subject to availability):

    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • Room options at Rifugio Sapienza include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Triple
    • Quad
    • Family
    • Single