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Eremo della Giubiliana, Marina di Ragusa (Ra)
Eremo della Giubiliana is a charming hotel set in a historical residence, a few miles south of Ragusa, in the Eastern lands of the Hyblean plateau and pristine nature, among carob forests and stone walls. Very old thick white stone walls surround and protect the courtyards and inner structure. Its white tower stands tall and overlooks the plateau that gently slopes towards the sea and there are miles and miles of coast as far as the eye can see. A vacation spent at Eremo della Giubiliana will be one to remember!
Address: Contrada Giubiliana, Strada Provinciale for Marina di Ragusa km 7,5 -
Tel.: (0932) 66 91 19
Fax: (0932) 66 91 29
Web site: www.eremodellagiubiliana.it
Villa Palocla, Sciacca (Ag)
Villa Palocla is situated in contrada Raganella, the countryside of Sciacca. This late baroque building dated back to 1750 represents an interesting example of rural Sicilian architecture. For lovers of nature, for those wishing to relax and leave behind the daily stress, the Villa Palocla hotel is the perfect destination thanks to its enchanting location and its services.
Address: Contrada Raganella
Tel.: (0925) 90 28 12
Fax: (0925) 90 28 12
Web site: www.villapalocla.it
Lady Lusya, Cassibile (Sr)
Hotel Lady Lusya is a lovely charming hotel in a historic villa (dating back to the XV-XVIII century). The location is very convenient for visiting Eastern Sicily (from Etna and Taormina to the extreme southern tip of Capo Passero) and close to beautiful sandy beaches, where peace and quiet are guaranteed even in high season. The Hotel is situated in Contrada Spinagallo, about 7 miles south of Siracusa in a touristic area within lemon groves, few miles away from beautiful beaches.
Address: Strada Spinagallo, 16
96100 Cassibile (Sr)
Tel.: (0931) 71 02 77
Fax: (0931) 71 02 74
Web site: www.ladylusya.it
Grand Hotel Villa Politi, Syracuse
Situated in the incomparable setting of the ancient quarries known as the “Latomie dei Cappuccini” and set in the center of a spectacular natural amphitheater, the Grand Hotel Villa Politi is unique in the world because of the ancient cliff upon which it rises. The hotel, with the recesses and extensions of its various parts, has three floors with mansards featuring magnificent windows that offer a fairytale view of the Mediterranean.
Address: Villa M. Politi, 2
Tel.: (0931) 41 21 21
Fax: (0931) 360 61
Web site: www.villapoliti.com
Villa Belvedere, Taormina (Me)
Hotel Villa Belvedere, built in 1902, is discreetly situated in the rich green belt surrounding Taormina, near the town’s Botanical gardens and the ruins of the ancient Greek-Roman amphitheater. Although it has been renovated over the years, the hotel has still managed to retain its original cozy and friendly atmosphere. Most of the 47 simple and well-furnished rooms overlook the terraced gardens planted with orange and lemon trees, and swimming pool, with the splendid Bay of Naxos and Mount Etna in the distance.
Address: Via Bagnoli Croce, 79
98039 Taormina (Me)
Tel.: (0942) 237 91
Fax: (0942) 625 830
Web site: www.villabelvedere.it
Villa Ducale, Taormina (Me)
The Hotel Villa Ducale in Taormina is found in a genuine aristocratic, Sicilian villa from where you can admire a unique and spectacular view: on one side the vast, calm crystal sea extends out, while on the other Etna rises up, surrounded by luscious vegetation which invites you to explore. A romantic and relaxing place, immersed in nature and rich in history and traditions, it is ideal for lovers and for those who wish to regenerate themselves in magical, exclusive surroundings.
Address: Via Leonardo da Vinci, 60
Tel.: (0942) 28 153
Fax: (0942) 28 710
Web site: www.villaducale.it
Villa Meligunis, Lipari (Me)
The largest of the volcanic Aeolian Islands, Lipari rates high on fashion’s Richter scale. A few minutes’ walk from the bijou port, Villa Meligunis is an 18th-century baronial manor with sleekly designed rooms and a rooftop terrace, home to a summer restaurant and pool. The hotel is very modern in style, so the rooms are generally small and minimalist. The breakfast buffet is excellent and served from the rooftop restaurant, which offers one of the best views on the island.
Address: Via Marte, 7
98055 Lipari (Me)
Tel.: (090) 98 12 426
Fax: (090) 98 80 149
Web site: www.villameligunis.it
Villa dei Papiri, Syracuse
Villa dei Papiri is a splendidly renovated and elegant Sicilian farm house built in the 19th Century on 13 hectares of land. Villa dei Papiri is part of the Ciane-Saline Nature Reserve which contains Eygptian papyrus plants (rare in Europe) and a citrus plantation, as well as palm and olive trees. Dipped in the green of a vast natural reserve, Villa dei Papiri is essentially made up of a wonderful convivial place, where breakfast is served every morning on a rich sideboard buffet.
Address: Contrada Cozzo Pantano – Fonte Ciane
Tel/Fax: (0931) 72 13 21
Web site: www.villadeipapiri.it
Il Picchio Golf Resort (Ct)
This lovely Sicilian hotel is the creation of three young local entrepreneurs who have gone to great lengths to achieve a welcoming ambiance with decor and furnishings of the very highest standards. Picchio Golf Resort offers hotel accommodations amid a beautiful countryside midway between Catania and Mount Etna. The charming, ancient town of Taormina is just a short drive away, with its ancient Roman remains and beautiful 15th and 16th-Century buildings. Sicily’s first 18-hole golf course, at the exclusive Picciolo Golf Club, is less than one mile away.
Address: Via Nazionale S.S. 120, 135
Castiglione di Sicilia (CT) 95012
Tel.: (0942) 98 64 26
Fax: (0942) 98 63 23
Web site: www.ilpicchiogolfresort.com