Displaying items by tag: Where to Stay in Sicily

Castello di San Marco Hotel & Spa, Taormina Riviera

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The Castello San Marco charming hotel & Spa is located in an atmospheric historical residence along the Taormina Riviera between the Sicilian coast and the famous volcano of Etna.

The original structure dates from 1690 and the main building of the complex, consisting of the warehouse and the large manor house was completed in less than two years thanks to the determination of Ignazio Sebastiano Cruyllas, Prince of Palagonia.

The 'arte povera' architectural style has been faithfully restored keeping the classic Sicilian atmosphere intact to make it a unique location for your discovery of Sicily.

Guests can choose from 30 rooms and 1 suite, all have a small terrace and are located in the park of castle.

Sport and activity facilities include a tennis court, a private beach called Syrah just 100 meters from the swimming pool, fitness area & jogging routes and children's playground.

There are also many external facilities not far from the castle such as 18 hole golf course (20 km), scuba diving school (4 km), riding school (1km) and flying & paragliding centres (4km & 10 km).

Holiday Housing, Aeolian Islands Rental Apartments & Villas

Published in Rental Apartments

Holiday Housing manages the seasonal rental and weekly bookings of houses, villas and private accommodation in Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, Panarea, Stromboli, Filicudi and Alicudi.

In other words, the beautiful Aeolian Archipelago of islands in north Sicily. Contact, this Lipari based booking agency to reserve your private villa or family apartment rental.

The speciality of the company is the rental of local homes where the owner or proprietor only resides there for a few weeks or months annually.

English is spoken and we have chosen below a representative example of their properties in each location

Hotel Villa Carlotta, Taormina

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Villa Carlotta in Taormina is a luxury boutique Sicilian hotel and sister accommodation to the award winning Hotel Villa Ducale nearby.

It is a sophisticated choice for discerning travellers who are looking for a vacation of charm and exclusivity.

Villa Carlotta is still surrounded by lush gardens which boast a beautiful swimming pool and well preserved ancient ruins such as the Byzantine catacombs and a Roman road.

The location is very panoramic and very quiet, but only a five minute walk from the historical center of Taormina.

The hotel is ideal for a romantic getaway or honeymoon stay in Sicily.

Look out for the special Cupids package available all year round and Honeymoon package which is also aimed at anyone wishing to celebrate an anniversary. Read the Honeymooners reviews here.

Hotel Villa Ducale, Taormina

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The 4 star Taormina boutique Hotel Villa Ducale is an authentic aristocratic villa recently restored and converted into a charming and romantic hotel in Sicily.

With over 80 km coastline visible from the panoramic terrace, as well as Mount Etna in the background, the hotel has an old fashioned but lively atmosphere all situated in natural and quiet surroundings.

Do expect a high quality welcome and do take the opportunity of enjoying the daily Sunset Cocktail at 6pm on the panoramic terrace.

The hotel also serves complimentary Sicilian appetizers and canapés. Sip your favourite drink and meet fellow guests as the sun sets descends over the Mediterranean.

Locanda Don Serafino Hotel Ragusa

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The 4 star Hotel Locanda Don Serafino is an extremely refined and welcoming three star hotel in the heart of old Ragusa itself inserted on the World Heritage List of Unesco.

The hotel is situated right in the heart of baroque quarter of Ragusa in a tastefully renovated 19th-century mansion where many of the narrow and charming alleys of the city can only be passed on foot.

Guests sleep in ten elegant and comfortable rooms divided into by 5 junior suites, 4 double rooms and 1 large single bed room.

There is internet access throughout and autonomous air conditioning and heating. Do view our gallery below to get an idea of this enchanting place such as the reading room carved in the Ibla rock.

During the hotter months guest can also use the private beach in Marina di Ragusa 20 km. away from the Locanda. It is one of eastern Sicily's most beautiful and also boasts the Lido Azzurro Ristorante Da Serafino .

It was founded in 1953 by Serafino La Rosa and today is run by his sons and barman Giuseppe, a sommelier and a connoisseur of food and wines.

Luxury Apartments in Taormina

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In 2011, luxury apartments belonging to Hotel Villa Carlotta and about 150 meters from the hotel, were opened in the centre of Taormina.

They can be rented on a self-catering basis and guests can also enjoy the facilities of the hotel.

The apartments are made up of one or two elegant bedrooms with king size beds, en-suite bathrooms and include a large living room, dining table, fully equipped kitchenette, one or two bathrooms with shower, bath tub and air conditioning, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi access.



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Since 2006 soloSicily has been providing the most desirable and beautiful villas in Sicily to travellers from across the world.

With our base in Sicily we have the unique advantage of being able to hand-pick and visit all of our villas to ensure they are of the highest standard.

Our team is made up of highly knowledgeable individuals who are not only extremely passionate about all things Sicilian, but are also best placed to give you the most insightful and detailed information and advice about our villas and beautiful island.



We understand that finding the right villa is crucial to an enjoyable holiday. We have hand-picked a range of villas to suit all tastes and group sizes, whether it be a romantic tower for two, a family villa directly on the beach or a stylish and modern villa perfect for groups of friends or celebrations.

Our locations are also second to none and our villas are ideal for really experiencing local Sicilian life, exploring traditional villages, discovering the amazing archaeological sites and ruins and of course relaxing on picturesque beaches. Oh, and don't forget the unforgettable sunsets.



What to expect:


Charming and beautiful interiors alongside beautiful Mediterranean gardens, private pools and unbeatable views.

Our villas range in size, location and style but the one thing they all have in common is that they are all top quality!


We are available 24/7 and offer professional and friendly assistance from the first time you speak to us, to booking and of course throughout your stay.

We pride ourselves on our personal and friendly service where 'nothing is too much trouble', ensuring your holiday and villa can be tailored to your requirements.


We know Sicily like the back of our hand and are more than willing to share our insiders knowledge with our clients.

We can give you tips on the local events, foods and activities that should not be missed during your holiday in Sicily. Better than any guide book!