Between Palermo and Messina extends the north facing coast of sicily, on the Tirreno sea front, called the Sarracena coast. During the summer months the coastal areas come to life with visitors attacted by our amazing seaside and fascinating hinterlands. Our coast line is a continuous following of beaches, locations and tourist towns all facing the Eolian islands.
The Nebrodi, together with the Madonie mountains west and the Peloritani mountains to the east, make up the Sicilian appenines. The north side faces directly onto the Tirreno sea while the centre is crowned by the magnificent live volcano Etna with it’s breath taking rivers of Alcantara and Simeto. What characterises the Nebrodi is the diversity of geology, nature and culture. From ripid rocky slopes to calm soft hills. It is also famous for hosting a healthy population of Griffins, stalks and wild bore (Nebrodi black pigs). Temperature changes make a wide choice of vegetation ranging from pine forest, hundred year old beech tree forest, chestnut trees and mediterranian shurbs.
Our hotel position is 2 hours from Catania and 2 hours away from Palermo, serviced by a modern motorway easily accessible. Messina is only 1 hour away and it only takes 30 mins to the tourist port of Milazzo which connects Sicily to the Eolian isalands of Vulcano, Salina, Lipari, Panarea, Stromboli, Alicudi and Filicudi. Our coast line is also called the Norman coast and is dotted by numerous characterstic Norman Villages, Montalbano, Piraino, Sant Angelo di Brolo and Ficarra just to name a few. The greek theatreof Taormina with it’s breath taking view of the sea, Tindari sanctuary with it’s Roman ruins, Cefalu with it’s castle and turrets on the seaside. Santo Stefano di Camastra with it’s ancient art of hand painted ceramics famous world wide.