Country Boutique Hotel near Catania
A Country Boutique Hotel where historical fragments meet a contemporary taste.
The majesty of Mount Etna and the transparency of the sea are the two strong contrasts that join together in the micro territories of this splendid side of Sicily. Here the land changes inch by inch, as the local people would say, the nude sciara (what remains of the lava after it’s turned cold) coexists with the cultivations of Arab citruses and Greek olive trees.There’s something for everyone: powdery ski hills, local wines, the natural microcosms of the Nebrodi mountain range, the deep incisions in volcanic rocks and cliffs at Alcantara Gorges, Catania, one of the major Sicilian cities, and the lovely little town of Taormina, where folk traditions come to life.
Seventeen rooms all distributed in different contexts. Some are located on the first floor of the old manor house, others in the spaces that in the past were dedicated to the conservation of wine, that is, the cellar, others still completely immersed in the green countryside, where large windows allow the walls of these rooms to be the surrounding citrus trees.
It is an atmosphere in balance beween nature and design.
Inside the tank, where once fermented wine, runs now the small and charming Michelin-star restaurant. An intimate and cosy area, where time has stopped, leaving space to sounds, scents and tastes of nature. This is the “Slow” dimension of flavours of space and time, where diners are led to recondite atmosphere. The food draws on the genuineness of the products and returns to a traditional Sicilian essence. Local wine and earth flavours are served under magnificent vaulted ceilings with limestone and pumice stone, a product of the still active volcano. The surrounding citrus grove is the opportunity, not only for relaxing walks, but to pick oranges and tangerines to be consumed right in the garden or tasted in sweet juices.
This hotel: a retreat for contemporary wellbeing
Nothing is left to chance: the pool is made of Etna lava stone, strong and powerful. Bare feet touch the water and feel the wood, while the warmth of intimate spaces meets the local aromas.
In this intimate and private retreat, the combination of Mediterranean and volcanic influences will make your relaxing experience unique.
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