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5/5 Excellent
82 reviews
"Excellent option if you want to visit the Volcano area. Convenient and the best ..."


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Pet Friendly


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Etna Cable Car
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Silvestri Craters
    8 min walk
  • Restaurant
    1 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Terrazza dell'Etna
    1 min walk
  • Airport
    Catania (CTA-Fontanarossa)
    56 min drive

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Book online or call:

020 3564 4853
  • Classic Single Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Double Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Twin Room (2 Single Beds)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Triple Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 3 Single Beds
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  • Quadruple Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds OR 4 Single Beds
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  • Family Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 Double Bed and 3 Single Beds
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About this area


Rifugio Sapienza is located in Nicolosi. Sanctuary of the holy martyrs Alfio, Filadelfio and Cirino and Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rock are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Etna Cable Car and Monte Nero Zappini Nature Trail. Butterfly House and Adventure Park Etna are also worth visiting.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Etna Cable Car - 1 min walk
  • Silvestri Craters - 8 min walk
  • Barone di Villagrande 1727 - 35 min drive
  • Adventure Park Etna - 40 min drive
  • Mount Etna - 112 min drive

Getting around

  • Guardia Mangano Santa Venerina Station - 44 min drive
  • Catania (CTA-Fontanarossa) - 56 min drive


  • Esagonal - 1 min walk
  • Terrazza dell'Etna - 1 min walk
  • Monte Gebel - 1 min walk
  • Meridiano del Etna - 2 min walk
  • Bar Ristorante La Cantoniera - 6 min walk

About this property

Rifugio Sapienza

Inn with ski-in/ski-out access, near Etna Cable Car
Along with ski-in/ski-out access, this smoke-free inn has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, laundry facilities and a library are on-site. All 22 rooms offer free WiFi, room service and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find premium bedding, safes and showers.
Rifugio Sapienza offers 22 forms of accommodation with a safe. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels.
Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the inn include ski-in/ski-out access.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

Free buffet breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM
1 restaurant
1 bar
Room service available

Things to do

Bike hire

Family friendly

Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
Laundry facilities


Front-desk safe

Guest services

Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Ski-in/ski-out access
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken


Business services

Meeting rooms




If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
Premium bedding




flat-screen TV
satellite channels





Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - midnight. <br />


  • Pets stay for free

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cots (infant beds) are available for EUR 10.00 per night.

Payment types at the property

Diners Club
JCB International
American Express

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.00 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 10.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport. Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99 due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Rifugio Sapienza Inn Nicolosi
  • Rifugio Sapienza Inn
  • Rifugio Sapienza Nicolosi
  • Rifugio Sapienza
  • Rifugio Sapienza Nicolosi, Italy - Sicily
  • Italy - Sicily
  • Rifugio Sapienza Inn
  • Rifugio Sapienza Nicolosi
  • Rifugio Sapienza Inn Nicolosi

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4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
  • Disliked: Amenities

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


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    I had to cancel due to losing my luggage on the airplane there. We had two nights and I was able to cancel a day ahead due to being stranded in the layover country. They refused to even let me cancel for the 2nd night.

    Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Excellent option if you want to visit the Volcano area. Convenient and the best you get a discount for the cable car

    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    You get to sleep on an active volcano, at 2000 meter altitude. What more do you need/can you ask for?

    Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Service very good. Rooms simple but clean. Perfect for hiking Mt. Etna. A few good restaurants nearby.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

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