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See Mount Etna

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Cafe in Syracusa
by Jesse Andrews

Siracusa -Harbour - Jesse Andrews

Bookings: IV Travel

Acitrezza (east coast near Catania)

Hotel - 3 star

Hotel Eden Riviera - Located in Acitrezza, a small town on the Riviera di Ciclopi on Sicily's eastern coast, this small hotel is clean and comfortable and offers spectacular views from almost every room.  It's a great base camp for exploring the eastern coast of Sicily.

Aeolian Islands - Lipari etc

Hotel - 5 star

Hotel Tritone - an elegant Mediterranean style property overlooking the sea. It features a Wellbeing-Centre, swimming pool and hydro massage pool with thermal water (From the volcano). The Spa/Wellness Centre provides a variety of treatments.

Hotel - 3 star

Hotel Baia Portinenti - Located in a quiet area in the old town centre, the Baia Portinenti Service Flats are at 30 m from the seaside at the beautiful town of Lipari on Italy's famed Aeloian Islands.  Just 27 self-catering apartments ...nicely furnished and equipped.
Hotel - 3 star

Oriente Hotel - located in a quiet, central part of the town in the archaeological area of Contrada Diana, 50 metres from the main street and 300 metres from the port, an ideal spot in which to spend a pleasant, restful holiday enjoying the sun and sea.

Catania - city

Hotel - 5 star

Romano Palace Hotel - Immersed into a private park with a large swimming pool, jacuzzi, private beach and romantic restaurant serving excellent Sicilian specialties, this 5 stars hotel ensures you a memorable stay in the marvellous land of Sicily.
Hotel - 4 star - city center

Hotel Villa del Bosco - This 52 room hotel, with 3 gorgeous suites, combines the very best of old and new.  The main part of the hotel is a beautifully restored palazzo while the addition is an artfully executed modern structure. Juat a short walk from the historical center.
Hotel - 4 star - city center

Hotel Royal - The property is housed in a splendid 18th century building, that has maintained prestigious frescoes on the first foor. On-site amenities include a panoramic terrace solarium with jacuzzi that enjoys a breathtaking view over Catania.
Hotel - residence style - 4 star (apartments)

Hotel Residence La Vetreria - The Residence "La Vetreria" is situated in the historical centre of Catania, nearby the "Castello Ursino". It is located in a charming view enclosing the city roofs, the Etna volcano, reaching down to the seaside of Augusta.
Hotel - 4 star - city center

Katane Palace Hotel - This 4 star hotel, elegant and functional, features any kind of services, designed for a comfortable holiday: wireless internet connection throughout the building, high-speed Internet Point, an excellent restaurant and other facilities.
Hotel - 3 star - city center

Hotel Stesicorea - Located in the heart of Catania, this old-world hotel offers great accommodation at great value.  Comfortable, well appointed rooms, great old world service, and all the amenities you could possibly want while visiting Catania.
Hotel - 3 star - city center

Residence Hotel La Ville - a renewed, nicely furnished mansion located in the city centre very close to the railway station and the trade-fair "Le Ciminiere", and only a few steps away from Via Etnea and the main shopping streets in Catania.  Some suites with kitchettes.


Hotel - 3 star  *cooking lessons*

Farmhouse San Leonardello - Here, in rural houses completely restored in harmony with the sorrounding country, you can enjoy a comfortable stay, using the farm as a base camp while you explore Mount Etna, Catania, Taormin and the other sites of east Sicily.

Villa for rent - from USD $1520/week - 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4-6

Villa La Cantina - Concealed behind a dilapidated building with a formidable double door, this property has a lovely hidden garden, strewn with pot plants, palm trees and cacti. A paved central courtyard, and venerable old olive tree highlight the property.


Villa for rent - from USD $2350/week - 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6-8

Villa delle Ortensie - An unpretentious private holiday home with a cosy annex and kidney-shaped swimming pool, entirely suitable for a great family holiday. This property is airy and comfortable and is entirely fenced in. Access is via electric gates after which ample parking.

Villa for rents

Two delightful stone cottages, very private and independent of each other, and sharing the same gorgeous swimming pool. Set on a terraced hillside, overlooking the Ionian Sea, they are bare stone built with spacious outside areas.

Villetta Betulla
from USD $1450/week
1 bedroom, sleeps 2

Villetta Pioppo
from USD $1760/week
1 bedroom, sleeps

Riposto (Catania area)

Villas and Apartments for rent

Villa Calabro - Sleeping from 2 to 8 this modest, but very comfortable villa with 4 bedrooms is priced just right.  With a commodious kitchen, living room, terraces and outdoor pool, the villa is just 3 km from Riposto and an easy drive to Taormina.
Villas and Apartments for rent

Villa Gelso Bianco - This deceptively small Villa in Mescali, about 8 km from the beaches of Riposto is an ideal family retreat. Sleeping from 2-8 comfortably, with fireplace, full kitchen and all the other necessities, the villa is a great base camp for exploring Sicily.
Villa for rent - from USD $820/week - 2 bedrooms, sleeps 3

Casa Del Porto - Ideal for a couple with a child, this is no-nonsense, reasonably priced, seaside accommodation at its best. The beautiful view over the blue Ionic Sea to Taormina, and the short walk just over the road to the pebble beach, are simply an added bonus.
Villa for rent - from 2700/week/week- 7 bedrooms, sleeps 14

Villa Frantoio - a lovely country house located on Sicily's eastern coast, between Catania ad Taormina, less than a mile from the beach. The Villa, that once was an oil mill where olives were crushed with a huge wooden press, is surrounded by a citrus grove and olive trees.

San Giorgio (Catania area)

Hotel - 3 star

Hotel Villa Paradiso del Etna - Located in the heart of the old Sicilian town of San Giorgio La Punta near Catania, has 30 superbly decorated rooms with great amenities.  The hotel restaurant and terraces offer spectacular views of Mt. Aetna.
Villa for rent - from USD $2350/week - 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

Villa Vita Bella - an air of exotic seclusion, provided by a coolly mature vine-clad pergolato, lawned gardens, palms, cypresses, a swimming pool and all manner of tropical plants. Within this enclave there is a chapel just off from a shady tree-lined avenue.

Torre Archirafi

Villa for rent - from USD $2330/week - 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

Villa Arco Sul Mare - a two-floor late 19th century villa, the grounds and ground floor of which are self-contained, private, and for our guests. The property is right on the sea and has the added bonus of a large well-furnished outside gazebo.