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Hotel Baglio della Luna, Agrigento
The natural elegance of Sicily is evident in the rural setting offered by Hotel Baglio della Luna, a rare example of ancient Sicilian memory at the doors of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. An extraordinary piece of paradise, set among courtyards, wall fortifications, a watchtower, and a terrace overlooking the breathtaking Valley of the Temples, where one can enjoy the cuisine of the restaurant in complete harmony with the Sicilian setting. The hotel boasts 23 guestrooms, swimming pool, private beach and a superb restaurant.
Address: C.da Maddalusa S.S. 640 km 4, 150
92100 Valley of the Temples, Agrigento
T el.: (0922) 51 10 61
Fax: (0922) 59 88 02
Web site: www.bagliodellaluna.com
Villa Athena, Agrigento
In the archaeological area of Agrigento, precisely facing the Temple of the Concordia, the monumental symbol of the celebrated Valley of the Temples, stands the hotel Villa Athena. Housed in an elegant eighteenth-century villa, the hotel has both en-suite rooms and apartments, all fitted with showers, central air-conditioning, telephone, cable radio and TV. The staff are very friendly and helpful, they really try to make for an enjoyable stay. This small hotel offers has 40 guestrooms with spectacular views of the Valley of the Temples.
Address: Via Passeggiata Archeologica, 33
Tel.: (0922) 59 62 88
Fax: (0922) 40 21 80
Web site: www.hotelvillaathena.it
Una Hotel, Catania
UNA Hotel Palace is a historical building dating back to the early 1900s situated in the heart of Catania. The restoration project was carried out in the view of maintaining the Sicilian style and traditional cultural heritage. The 94 air-conditioned guestrooms have modern decor in a style reminiscent of the ancient Sicilian Baroque. The hotel also provides 9 meeting rooms, fitness center, Turkish bath, indoor parking, elegant banquet room, roof garden, panoramic terrace with restaurant and American bar.
Address: Via Etnea, 218
Tel.: (095) 25 05 111
Fax: (095) 25 05 112
Web site: www.unahotels.it
The Ashbee, Taormina (Me)
Located in a historical English villa, The Ashbee Hotel was built in the center of Taormina in 1908 by architect Robert Charles Ashbee. Surrounded by a beautiful park with typical Sicilian vegetation like lemons, oranges and grapefruits. It has an astonishing swimming pool with a panoramic terrace from where its guests can see and admire the Sicilian coast, the Ionian Sea and Calabria.
Address: Viale San Pancrazio 46
98039 Taormina (ME)
Tel.: (0942) 23537
Fax: (0942) 626227
Web site: www.theashbeehotel.com
Villa Sant’Andrea, Taormina (Me)
The construction of Villa Sant’Andrea dates back to 1830 and was possible thanks to an aristocratic British family that found, in the landscape of Taormina, the ideal place to stay. This hotel has been known since the fifties as one of the most exclusive in Taormina. It still maintains the charm of an antique and noble private residence. Precious paintings and antiques embellish the interior and make it unique in its style. Villa Sant’Andrea provides a private beach, a restaurant, complimentary breakfast, and a bar/lounge.
Address: Via Nazionale, 137
98030 Taormina Mare (Me)
Tel.: (0942) 23 125
Fax: (0942) 24 838
Web site: www.villasantandreahotel.com
Tonnara di Bonagia, Valderice (Tp)
This exclusive hotel complex includes the 600th Torre Saracena sighting, in which it currently stages the Tonnara museum. Surrounding the hotel you can find the Zingaro reserve, Erice, old Phoenician and Greek cities, the Egadi Islands, the archeological sites of Selinunte and Segesta. At the slope of Mount Erice, Tonnara di Bonagia represents one of the seaside centers, where the very antique local rite of “Mattanza” still takes place every year in May and June.
Address: Piazza Tonnara
91010 Bonagia – Valderice (Tp)
Tel.: (0923) 43 11 11
Fax: (0923) 59 21 77
Web site: www.nh-hotels.com/TonnaradiBonagia
Excelsior Palace, Taormina
Hotel Excelsior stands on a superb promontory of Taormina. The opulence of its sicilian garden covering the extremity of the promontory overlooking the bay of Naxos constitutes a perfect setting for this architectonic jewel who faces Mount Aetna. The hotel itself boats over a century of history, but it has always offered up to date facilities being always the chosen residence of VIPs from all over the world as well as the center of a series of very important international events.
Address: Via F. Toselli, 8
Tel.: (0942) 239 75
Fax: (0942) 239 78
Web site: www.excelsiorpalacetaormina.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, Grand Hotel Villa Politi is unique in the world because of the ancient cliff upon which it rises. In the two restaurants “Laudien Hall ” and “Primavera Hall” you can taste the delicacies of Italian cuisine and typical regional dishes for lunch and dinner, all served with courtesy and professionalism.
Address: Villa M. Politi, 2
Tel.: (0931) 41 21 21
Fax: (0931) 360 61
Web site: www.villapoliti.com
Grand Hotel et Des Palmes, Palermo
The Grand Hotel et Des Palmes, situated in the commercial center of Palermo, just steps from the historical part of the town and close to all major attractions of the city, is housed in a beautiful 19th century building, boasting modern comfort of the highest standard, designed to ensure guests a pleasurable stay. The hotel is also within easy walking distance of the famous Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral, the magnificent Capella Palatina, and Teatro Massimo, Italy’s largest theater.
Address: Via Roma, 398
Tel.: (091) 60 28 111
Fax: (091) 33 15 45
Web site: www.grandhoteldespalmes.com
Blu Hotel Portorosa Sicily, Furnari (Me)
Blu Hotel Portorosa lies in the center of the Bay of Patti, which stretches from the Milazzo peninsula to the Tindari promontory. This seven floor building has been conceived to ensure natural daylight everywhere offering a wide range of very spacious rooms and suites in contemporary style. Blu Hotel Portorosa is strategically located close to the main highways in Sicily, directly accessible by private yachts from Portorosa, the most important tourist Marina in Sicily.
Address: Complesso Turistico Portorosa, Furnari (Me)
Tel.: (0365) 44 11 00
Fax: (0365) 44 11 44
Web site: www.bluhotels.it/eng/Blu-Hotel-Portorosa.asp
Hotel Villa Paradiso dell’Etna, San Giovanni La Punta (Ct)
Hotel Villa Paradiso dell’Etna is situated 6.2 miles (10 km) from Catania, on the slopes of Mount Etna between San Giovanni La Punta and Viagrande. The hotel’s grand opening was in December 1929. The 30 rooms and the four suites of the Hotel Villa Paradiso dell’Etna, all with a panoramic view of Mount Etna or the garden, are furnished with antique Sicilian furniture, traditional upholstery and old prints. Marble floors with inlaid graniglie, trompe l‘oeil fresco décor and handcrafted stucco create a very refined ambience.
Address: Via per Viagrande, 37
95030 S. G. La Punta (Ct)
Tel.: (095) 751 24 09
Fax: (095) 741 38 61
Web site: www.paradisoetna.it
Santa Teresa Resort – Pantelleria (Tp)
Set amid bucolic vineyards, olive trees and lush flora, the resort is a collection of 18 restored dammusi – ancient local buildings of cut stone. Clustered in four mini-villages each bungalow-style dammuso features alcoves or galleries incorporated into its sleek modern design, and accommodates 2-4 people. The three pools and Arabian garden are also tranquil spots from which to take in the beautiful scenery.
Address: C.da Monastero Alto – Sibà- Scauri Siculo
91010 Pantelleria – Egadi islands (Tp)
Tel.: (0541) 77 58 61
Web site: www.designhotels.com/santateresa
Falconara Charming House & Resort, Butera (Cl)
This resort, 47 rooms (4 junior suites and 13 suites), is located within an easy reach from the Valley of the Temples, Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina and Ragusa Ibla on the southern coast of Sicily as well. Overlooking the Mediterranean from the Sicilian coast, the Falconara Charming House & Resort takes advantage of its historically strategic position to provide a context for modern relaxation. Simplicity and bold strokes abound, all within a terracotta and sandstone palette – stone and wood are the dominant materials from the lobby to private rooms, allowing the Sicilian atmosphere to take hold.
Address: Falconara 93011
Tel.: (0541) 77 58 61
Web site: www.designhotels.com
Donnalucata Hotel & Resort Scicli (Rg)
This luxury hotel stands in a beautiful position overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, about 2 miles away from Marina di Ragusa, on the south eastern coast of Sicily. Beautiful landscapes surround the building and the inland offers a rich artistic heritage. Ragusa Ibla, Modica, Scicli, Noto and Syracuse, real pearls of the Sicilian Baroque, are all nearby. Donnalucata Hotel & Resort boasts 105 rooms situated both in the old part of the hotel and in the two buildings of the new area.
Address: Strada provinciale 63
Tel.: (0932) 85 02 85
Web site: www.mobygest.it