OttoMood Ala Ovest Catania centro

Maximum comfort in the heart of Catania

OttoMood Ala Ovest Catania Centro is a bed and breakfast in a twentieth century historical palace in the center of Catania. It located in a wonderful position because is a few steps from Giardino Bellini, and near the two principal streets of Catania: Via Etna, the road that cross the Duomo of Catania, and Viale XX Settembre, famous for its palaces Art Nouveau.

The palace has been completely renovated, with the aim of preserve the original style of the building, and add a touch of modernity that is typical of "OttoMood" style. Everything has been studied and planned to offer our guests maximum comfort and environmentally sustainable.

In the palace there is a lift, and for those who does not use it, they can use stairs that are made with Carrara marble.

We welcome you from our modern reception, with its lights, that pass through the steel and glass door, giving to you, since your first steps in the building, a great sense of serenity.

The living room is spacious, comfortable, bright and elegant and is the heart of Catania center OttoMood Ala Ovest with cross vaults, colorful walls and Vintage wallpaper is the perfect setting to enjoy a rich breakfast or spend your time.

In the inner side of the building, there is a covered outdoor terrace, equipped with armchairs, tables and chairs. Although all the rooms are non-smoking, smokers can smoke in this area, without disturbing other guests.

Our B&B uses energy-saving lights, home automation, natural materials, and solar energy, reducing the impact of its activities on the environment.

OttoMood Ala Ovest Catania Centro is authorized by the Province of Catania with Provv. 57857 del 24.09.2013.


Make your experience unique, comfortable and relaxing

OttoMood Ala Ovest Catania Centro rooms exceeded in size from minimum standards required; The rooms are designed to satisfy all the needs you can have far from home. Our aim is to make your stay unique, comfortable and relaxing. All rooms are soundproofed, have latex mattresses, double pillows, bathroom with shower with hydro jet and radio, hairdryer, magnifying mirror, soaps kit, sheets and towels, daily cleaning. Each room has independent heating (also in the bathroom), air conditioning, TV 32, free Wi-Fi.

All room are NOT SMOKING (for those who want can smoke in the covert terrace when it rains).


19 reasons to choose OttoMood Ala Ovest Catania centro

In OttoMood Ala Ovest Catania Centro Center you will find everything you need during your stay away from home. You will be welcomed by the Ottone Family, always at your service, who constantly works with the aim to offer to you a perfect journey.

Free Wi-Fi

Only for our guests there is free wi-fi in the rooms, in public areas such as the covert terrace.

Multilingual staff

We speak your language.

Covered terrace

Equipped with tables, chairs.

Breakfast buffet

Sweet and salty breakfast with no extra charge for Gluten-free or lactose-free products.

Drinking water

Is available for free to our guests in the breakfast area

Independent heating system and air condition

In all rooms.

Sanitary hot water

There is continuous production.

Non-smoking rooms

All rooms are no smoking.

Bathroom accessories and courtesy kit

In each bathroom you will find all the comfort you need during your stay far from home. Shower gel, soaps, shower caps, towels, magnifying mirror, hair dryer.

Complete bathrooms inside the room

With WC, bidet, sink, shower and accessories.

Cot and high chair

We are equipped to accommodate infants up to 3 years stay free of charge in the structure.

Family room

Our rooms exceeded in size from the minimum standards requirement.

Showers with hydro-jet and radio

In all rooms.

32 inch HD TV

In all rooms there are 32 inch HD TV.

Keys (badge)

We will give a key to our guests during their stay. they will be able to come and go whenever they want without limit of time.

Daily room cleaning service

Between 10:00 and 14:00.

Quality and comfort

There are latex mattresses and soundproofed windows.

Private parking garage (not included)

Our guests can park their vehicles inside the garage. we will give our guests a remote control and a key so as to be completely independent during their stay.


In few steps from OttoMood there are the most famous monuments of Catania

Around us

In few steps you can reach all the main siteseeing of catania

OttoMood Ala Ovest Catania Centro are in an elegant building of the early twentieth century located in the most beautiful and historically interesting part of the historical center of Catania, near the Villa Bellini.

A short walk from the building you find all the shops that you will need during your stay (food, bakery, supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants, bars, tobacco) and also the bus stop and Circumetnea. Also there are several restaurants in the area that you can reach by foot, and a considerable number of shops.

The following list are some of the main destinations in eastern Sicily, which you can visit by car:

Etna volcano and Valle del Bove (50 min by car): Europe’s greatest natural wonder is a living, sacred mountain of legend and myth. Consider a jeep excursion to the upper regions, which are covered with snow for four months of the year. Dress warmly in summer too; it’s always cool at the top.

Catania city center (0 min by car): the old town centre is relatively small. In the city of Catania, there is very much to see and to do: museums, Baroque buildings, theaters, and gardens. Catania is a vibrant city, interesting, fascinating (even and especially at night).

Villages of Mount Etna, and Volcanology Museum (40 min by car): Nicolosi is one of the most famous village at the foot of the Monti Rossi (two beautiful craters of Etna, which today are rich in vegetation) where there are two museums: the Museum of Volcanology and the Museum of the farmer: the first collects the lava material, photos and illustrations on the eruptions of Etna and the vulcanological activities; the second is home to a beautiful reconstruction of the humble lives led by the Sicilian peasants until not too long ago.

Acitrezza, Aci Castello and the Riviera of the Cyclops (20 min by car): Some year ago there were just fishing villages, today it is a summer resort destination. There are some equipped beaches, restaurants and bars. The coast owes its name to a Homeric legend, according to which the towering black rocks that rise from the sea - really big chunks of solidified lava - were thrown from the blinded Cyclops, Polyphemus, in a desperate attempt to hit Ulysses on his escape.

Parco Fluviale dell’Alcàntara (60 min by car): where you will discover the most beautiful lava canyons in the world with high basaltic walls (about 50 meters of height), crossed by the river Alcantara.

Etna Avventura Serra La Nave (60 min by car): It has a series of trails in the trees, placed at different heights from the ground and differentiated by increasing difficulty and physical effort. The courses consist of a series of platforms interspersed with Tibetan bridges Chinese bridges, vines, walkways of various kinds and Tyrolean traverses; this enables everyone, young and old, to test their courage and their skills in complete safety.

Parco Avventura Etna – Milo (60 min by car): The Etna adventure Park is situated into the Parco Scarbaglio of Milo. Acrobatics paths for children and adults, bar, picnic area with barbecues. Hiking and canyoning.

Piazza Armerina: (1 h and 30 by car): The Roman villa, Villa Romana del Casale, is one of the island’s must-see attractions. The 4th-century Roman villa features one of the largest and best-preserved collections of ancient mosaics in the world. Each of the main rooms in the villa has a mosaic floor decorated in a specific theme, including a hedonistic mosaic in the main bedroom. The mosaic depicting the Olympic games is the most famous as it features the first image of women wearing what are known today as bikinis.

Syracuse (60 min by car): was once considered the most important city of the ancient Western world. The 2,700-year-old city is mentioned in the Bible, in the writings of Cicero and in the myths and legends of many civilizations. The oldest part of Syracuse is situated offshore on the island of Ortiga and is filled with historic temples, churches and important archeological sites, including a necropolis that dates back from 1270 B.C. Theatrical productions are still staged at the 5th-centry Greek Theatre, which boasts one of the largest seating areas ever built by the ancient Greeks.

Taormina (60 min by car): Perched on a cliff near Mount Etna on the island’s eastern shoreline, Taormina has long been a popular place to visit in Sicily. Well-heeled travelers have been including the resort town on their itineraries since the 19th century. There are scenic beaches near the city to enjoy too, and as they’re only accessible by an aerial tramway, traveling to them is half the fun. The Teatro Greco is Taormina’s most popular attraction. While the architecture of the amphitheater is Roman, its layout indicates that it was built upon an older Greek theater. Although the original seats have been replaced, much of the 2nd-century theater remains intact.

Acireale and fishing villages (35 minutes by car): Acireale is a baroque city, with many of its greatest treasures of the 17th century. On the side of the coast there are several picturesque fishing villages with natural landscapes incredibly beautiful.

Etnaland (40 minutes by car): the biggest Amusement Park in South Italy. theme park, water park and dinosaur park all rolled into one. It has a suspended cableway, laser shows and rides such as the crocodile rapids. Lots to see and do, and there are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat. It is the largest water park of Southern Italy.

Sicilia Outlet Village (50 mins drive): is a large outlet shopping. it is specialized in the retail sale of products of famous brands, unsold, or come out of the most recent catalog of the manufacturer. the manufacturers create stores in order to work off the production of past seasons, or the leaders of second grade, which are sold at half the price than that stated on the label.

Many Commercial centers: There are several commercial center around Ottomood like Ikea, Decathlon, Commercial Center Le Ginestre, Commercial Center Le Zagare, Commercial Center I Portali Centro Sicilia Commercial Center.

How to reach us (airport / station)

ALIBUS AIRPORT SHUTTLE: € 4,00 stops in front Ottomood Ala Ovest Catania Centro (bus stop 112).

TAXI FROM THE AIRPORT: Prices start at € 30.00 depending on the number of people and amount of luggage.

BUS FROM CENTRAL STATION: There are several buses that stop in Ottomood Ala Ovest Catania Centro (stop 112) as the lines Amt 1-4 or 4-7. The ticket costs € 1.00 for 90 minutes.

CAR: enter this address on your GPS: Via XX Settembre 18, 95129, Catania CT.