Looking for Sicily hotels, Italy? Among the sweet scents and colours of this Mediterranean island, this splendid villa is immersed in greenery, just a few steps away from the sea and the old town centre of Taormina.
The Villa Caterina Hotel stands in the splendid inlet of the Bay of Mazzarò, just two minutes from the deep blue, crystal-clear sea, which can be reached on foot along a picturesque narrow street. 100 metres away from the hotel, you can find the cable car linking Mazzarò to the old town centre of Taormina. The Pearl of the Ionian Sea, Taormina is home to splendid Arab-Norman buildings and a spectacular Greek Theatre.
Villa Caterina is a perfect starting point for visiting the splendid surroundings of Taormina, not only on the classic excursions to Etna, Syracuse and Agrigento, but also on itineraries off the beaten track to discover picturesque inland villages such as Forza d'Agrò and Savoca, nestling in the rocks.
The trip to the Alcantara River Park is not to be missed. Here you can admire spectacular gorges shaped into the rock by geological phenomena, the origin of which is lost in the mists of time.
Catania Fontanarossa Airport is 60km from Taormina. To reach the hotel, you can book and pay for a transfer service in advance. You can also take the intercity bus, which will take you to Taormina in less than an hour. From there you can take the cable car to Mazzarò. The hotel is just a few minutes away from the cable car station. Taormina/Giardini Naxos rail station is just 2km from the hotel: you can get there by taxi. And this Sicily hotel is just 1.4km from the motorway exit on the SS114.[ local map | map of region ]
Villa Caterina is friendly and welcoming place, where even the tiniest detail suggests the warmth and character of Sicily. The family-run business, its spectacular location on the Bay of Mazzarò and the passion for hospitality make this Taormina hotel the ideal holiday solution.
During the first half of the 1900s, the Cacopardo family opened the doors of their own house to travellers, transforming Villa Caterina into a welcoming inn. The beauty of the place and the warmth of the house fascinated guests from the very moment they arrived, so much so that many guests continue to return year after year. During the sixties, the Villa became a true hotel in its own right, managed as before by the Cacopardo family. As much today as yesterday, Villa Caterina is characterised by an unmistakable style, born of a harmony between cordiality, kindness and true Sicilian hospitality.
The interior of the house reflects the family's passion for this wonderful land: chandeliers and bed headboards in wrought iron, products in Caltagirone ceramics, solid wood furniture in Arte Povera style, Rattan sofas and tables in the sun-drenched veranda.
This Sicily hotel, Italy is surrounded by a most beautiful Mediterranean garden, where olive and citrus trees grow and where guests can enjoy their breakfast amid bougainvillea and geraniums. On the upper part of the villa you will find a sun deck with deckchairs and small tables. Breakfast is served as a sweet and savoury buffet, with home-made cakes and jams, a wide choice of teas and specialities such as ham, cheese and omelettes.