Hotel Villa Carlotta

Hotel Villa Carlotta

This luxury boutique hotel with a pool superbly pairs a personable service with beautifully appointed rooms and excellent food.

  • Best For Couples, Honeymoon
  • Rooms 23 Double rooms and 5 Suites
  • Highlights Chic and sophisticated, just a stroll from the town centre

    Uninterrupted views of Mt Etna and the sea accompanied the breakfast served on the roof terrace.
  • Holiday Offers 3 nights start from £ 645 per person on BB and private airport transfers from Catania airport

Hotel Villa Carlotta

Stylish and contemporary but with a strong sense of history, the Villa Carlotta sits amidst lush terraced gardens with views through spiky cypress trees towards the Ionian Sea. While the imposing form of Mount Etna looms in the background, the boutiques, winding streets and café-fringed main piazza in Taormina’s lively town centre are just a short walk away.

The 19th century building still retains the feel of an aristocratic family home with wrought-iron balconies, stone walls and classic red-tiled roofs, surrounded by pretty lemon-scented gardens with a pool.

Service is exceptional: think luxury boutique hotel attention to detail combined with the relaxed atmosphere of staying at a family friend’s house.
  • Pool and solarium
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Cocktail Lounge Bar
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Concierge
  • Lift


Antique furniture fills the 23 elegant bedrooms, many of which have small ‘standing’ balconies with either a garden or sea view while the Deluxe Suites have sea view terraces with sun loungers. An additional four apartments and a three-bedroom villa are set slightly away from the hotel.
Room Facilities
  • In room climate control
  • Large flat screen TV with international channels and radio
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Safety box
  • Minibar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers and bathrobes
  • Luxury toiletries

Hotel Restaurant

Start your day with the hotel’s spectacular breakfast buffet – pistachio-topped yoghurt, fruit, cheeses, cold meats, cakes, tarts and trays piled high with freshly-baked patisserie - accompanied by rooftop views over the bay. Dinner is also served on the rooftop restaurant.
Other Restaurant Nearby
With a history of hosting Emperors and Kings, Taormina is where well-heeled Italians come to play. At night, they dine in Sicily's best restaurants - foodies flock to the two-Michelin-starred Principe Cerami for chef Massimo Mantarro's skills of combining a 0km food policy with taste and visual presentation, while socialites make for Otto Geleng where cocktails and granitas come with views of the Bay of Naxos and Mt Etna.


Great location: the hotel is less than ten minutes’ walk from the town centre, cable-car, the bus station and the Greek Amphitheatre.

Reputably Sicily's most famous resort, Taormina is at its best out of season when the summer crowds have gone and the town has a more relaxed pace. Days are still bright and sunny with clearer views of nearby Mount Etna.

Local beaches include the Bays of Naxos and Letojanni or the nature reserve on Isola Bella. Most of the lidos provides free shuttle to and from the hotel.


Villa Romana del Casale

Villa Romana del Casale

At the foot of Mount Mangone, about 6 km south-west from Piazza Armerina, in a basin surrounded by low hills rich in vegetation, stands a splendid Roman villa, famous throughout the world as Villa Romana del Casale, named after the district in which it is located.

With an area of ​​over 3,500 square meters, the Roman Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina, built in the 3rd-4th century AD, is one of the most precious jewels left by the Romans in Sicily. Hunting residence of the emperor M. Valerio Massimiano (known as Hércules Victor), is an extraordinary testimony of the life of the times thanks to its splendid mosaic decorations whose fame has travelled around the world.
How to visit Mt Etna

How to visit Mt Etna

Etna is the tallest active volcano in Europe and its lunar landscape is one of the most interesting natural attractions in Sicily.

There are various routes of length and difficulty for trekking enthusiasts and more "comfortable" alternatives such as the train. So let's see in this article how to visit Etna and what are the options.