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Rifugio Sapienza

Star Rating



4.2 / 5Very Good
80 reviews


  • 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)
    46 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. Leucatia Castle and Puppet Theatre and Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Acireale Cathedral and Sanctuary of the holy martyrs Alfio, Filadelfio and Cirino. Butterfly House and Adventure Park Etna are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Etna Cable Car - 1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Silvestri Craters - 8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Barone di Villagrande 1727 - 29 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Adventure Park Etna - 31 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Piano Provenzana - 51 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

Slopeside property steps away from Etna Cable Car
With direct access to the slopes, Rifugio Sapienza makes guests feel at home with amenities, such as a bar/lounge and complimentary wireless Internet access. All 22 rooms offer free WiFi, premium bedding and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find showers and desks.
Rifugio Sapienza offers 22 forms of accommodation. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels.
Bathrooms include a shower. This Nicolosi property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
The property offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.
This ski property also offers ski-in/ski-out access, a library and a terrace. On-site self-parking is complimentary.
Rifugio Sapienza is a smoke-free property.
Recreational amenities at the property include ski-in/ski-out access.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.



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

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - midnight.


Check-out before 10 AM

Children and extra beds

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


  • Pets stay for free

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

Very Good

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Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

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

Stayed 1 night in Oct 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

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

The hotel is quite old but there is not much choice if you want to stay overnight at Etna. It is an ok hotel for a night or two. We were two friends staying in a room with a double and a twin bed and it was ok for us. Room is quite small. Breakfast was buffet style with croissants, yoghurt, eggs, meat and cheese on offer.

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

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