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San Domenico Palace Hotel, Taormina
Built as a monastery in the 15th century, San Domenico Palace Hotel houses 108 guestrooms with a grandiose ambiance and traditional-style furniture. The enchanting gardens, the terrace restaurant framed by bougainvillea, the well-appointed rooms and a staff that is dedicated to spoiling its guests, make the stay at the San Domenico absolutely unforgettable. The magic that one breathes at the San Domenico Palace hotel, together with the attentive service and sensitive professionalism of the staff, make for an impressive array of services as a pleasurable complement to an exclusive, luxurious stay.
Hilton Villa Igiea, Palermo
The best hotel in Palermo, Hilton Villa Igiea, built at the turn of the 20th century, is a remarkable example of Sicilian Art Nouveau. Featuring fragrant terraced gardens, panoramic views of the sparkling Bay of Palermo and Mount Pellegrino and a convenient location, only 3km from the commercial center of the city, the Hilton Villa Igiea Palermo is the perfect choice for both business and leisure travelers.The views of the sea from the gardens are beautiful, and the staff is most accommodating.
Address: Salita Belmonte, 43
Tel.: (091) 631 21 11
Fax: (0931) 51 34 16
Web site: www.villaigiea.hilton.com
Kempinski Giardino di Costanza Grand Hotel & Spa, Mazara del Vallo (Tp)
The Kempinski Hotel Giardino di Costanza recalls the traditional architecture of the area within the natural element of the surrounding olive groves and vineyards. This hotel is a hideaway country resort, elegant, nestled amidst 328,000 sq ft (100,000 sq m) of landscaped park, inspired by Arabian gardens with fountains, gazebos and water features. A refined resort experience that combines ultimate relaxation with its pools and Beach Club, one of a kind Nakhlah longevity, lifestyle & beauty Spa, childrens program and a wealth of excursions to discover a countless treasures and traditions dating back over 2000 years such as Erice, Segesta, Mothia.
Relais Santa Anastasia, Contrada Santa Anastasia (Pa)
Originally an 11th century Benedictine monastery, the Relais Santa Anastasia was restored and reopened as an agriturismo in 2002. It is a picturesque place that leaves you amazed when you notice the elegance of good taste and the attention placed on each detail even the smallest. A place where you unexpectedly find yourself immersed in a delicate harmony of quiet and refined simplicity. The rooms are beautifully decorated in a classic Italian style. Surrounded by a hill-covered vineyard, enjoy a swim in the pool, have a wine tasting, and then share a great meal in their historic restaurant.
Address: Contrada Santa Anastasia
Tel.: (0921) 67 22 33
Fax: (0921) 67 22 88
Web site: www.santa-anastasia-relais.it
Relais Baglio Oneto, Marsala (Tp)
This fortified feudal dwelling has been transformed into a charming resort and boasts a breathtaking view of the Aegadian Islands. Guests can enjoy a holiday that mixes culture, sea, relaxation, nature and the culinary tradition of the area. The hotel’s “Wine Room” offers a wide selection of fine local wines. The rooms are in a separate block and well equipped and comfortable with a bit of character. The hotel boasts impressive panoramic views of saltworks, windmills, the natural reserve lagoon, the Aegadian Islands, Trapani and Erice.
Address: Contrada Baronazzo Amafi, 55
91025 Marsala (Tp)
Tel.: (0923) 74 62 22
Fax: (0923) 99 69 63
Web site: www.nh-hotels.com
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 granite, trompe l‘oeil fresco décor and handcrafted stucco create a very refined ambiance.
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
Capofaro Malvasia & Resort, Salina (Me)
Located on the coast in Salina, Capofaro Malvasia & Resort overlooks the lighthouse from which it takes its name in Italian. This Aeolian Island Resort offers relaxing accommodation near seaside. Capofaro is a luxurious and charming small hotel in Sicily. Its rooms are clustered in cottages and built in the typical Aeolian style: flat roofs, white stucco walls, and columned terraces shaded by woven cane mats. Each room looks down across the vineyards to the sea, a breathtaking panorama, especially at sunset, when the distant islands of Panarea and Stromboli are bathed in pink.
Address: Via Faro, 3 – Malfa
98050 – Salina (Me)
Tel.: (090) 984 43 30 – 984 43 31
Fax: (090) 984 43 39
Web site: www.capofaro.it