Etna Coast Hotels

More than 3,000 m high, Etna dominates the eastern coast of Sicily and still today determines its geographical aspect. The activity of mount Etna has shaped a volcanic rocky coastline, running from the black stones of Praiola and San Giovanni Li Cuti, to the spectacular Cyclops’ Riviera. The territory can also boast of splendid nature areas such as the Etna Park, the Nature Oasis of Simeto, and the Valley of the Alcantara River with its Gorges
 
Set between sea and sky, Taormina is without doubt the jewel of this stretch of the coast. The Pearl of the Ionian Sea is set on a natural terrace 200 m above sea level, with its unique profile consisting of colourful noble residences, sumptuous Mediterranean gardens and the remains of a rich and complex past. 
One of the key stopovers of the ‘Grand Tour’, Taormina was the target of pilgrimage by scions of the noble houses of all Europe and still today it bears the imprint of this exclusive cultural trait
 
Among the other attractions on offer in the territory is a lively night life, with eclectic Catania at its heart. The inimitable jewel of Sicily’s Baroque, this city also merits a long exploration by day. 
 
 
Not to be missed in Eastern Sicily 
Etna
The Cyclops’ Riviera
The Alcantara Gorges
 
Where to stay in Eastern Sicily 
In the area of Etna, you will find charming country hotels and accommodation structures set in the heart of still-operating farms or adapted from rural residences and buildings. Attractive Taormina on the other hand offers fine luxury hotels just a few steps from the sea. 
 
When to visit Eastern Sicily 
Choose the summer months if your target is a seaside holiday, the rest of the year if you wish to explore the historical, artistic and nature aspects of Eastern Sicily, without the somewhat oppressive heat of the summer months. 
 
 
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Riposto (Catania)

From 175 € ( per Room per Night )
Zash Country Boutique Hotel is located close to Riposto, a seaside destination equidistant from the cities of Catania....

Taormina (Messina)

From 351 € ( per Room per Night )
  Perched on a terrace overlooking the sea, the Grand Hotel San Pietro is just 800 m from the historic centre of....

Zafferana Etnea (Catania)

From 140 € ( per Room per Night )
Monaci delle Terre Nere is located at the foot of Etna Mount, in a little Catania province town. The quiet and relax are....

Catania (Catania)

From 100 € ( per Room per Night )
Duomo Suite & Spa stands in the historic heart of Catania, among majestic buildings and lively streets and avenues. From....

Siracusa (Siracusa)

From 200 € ( per Room per Night )
The Wellness Hotel Principe is set in Siracusa, near the Marine Protected Area of Plemmirio. Its position makes it easy....

Giarre (Catania)

From 110 € ( per Room per Night )
Set in six hectares of citrus groves in the village of Altarello, the Hotel Ramo d’Aria is 45 km from Catania airport,....

Taormina (Messina)

From 170 € ( per Room per Night )
Taormina, founded in 358 a. C. on Mount Taurus, enjoys a unique view stretching from the Etna to Catania beach,....

Taormina (Messina)

From 310 € ( per Room per Night )
The Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay, in Taormina Mare, is almost carved into the rock, facing the beautiful sea of the Bay of....

Riposto (Catania)

From 140 € ( per Room per Night )
Placed between the Volcano Etna and the Ionian sea, the boutique hotel Donna Carmela is in Carruba di Riposto, the....

Taormina (Messina)

From 300 € ( per Room per Night )
  In the historical center of Taormina, the 5-star luxury hotel El Jebel is located at a few steps from the historic....
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