Grand Hotel Faraglioni - Aci Castello
Ancient fishing villages, Greek myths and legends and the imposing form of Mount Etna form a captivating backdrop to this luxury 4 star hotel between Taormina and Catania. The Grand Hotel Faraglioni nestles on the lower slopes of this world famous volcano in the beautiful Cyclops Bay, and has breathtaking views of the coast and the sea. From the hotel you can also see the Norman Castle and the Faraglioni rocks, which Greek legend has it came from the chunks of lava that the Cyclops hurled at Ulysses on the hero’s escape. These incredible cliffs have become an icon of the Sicilian coastline and make a stunning setting as the sun sets behind them.
As this deluxe hotel is in the heart of Acitrezza, an old fishing town with all the charm of the Mediterranean, it is a wonderful place to walk around and soak up the atmosphere of typical island life. If you want to discover the other delights of the region, then you are only 8 km (4.9 miles) from Catania, with its diverse architecture, Roman ruins and enchanting piazzas. It is Sicily’s second largest city (and Italy’s tenth) and so also offers an impressive range of shops, entertainment venues, parks and museums.
Taormina is only 35 km (21.7 miles) away, and is another wonderful destination for beaches, archeology and lively festivals and events. Messina, Giardini Naxos and Siracusa all make great days out as well, and can be easily reached by car. You certainly won’t be short of things to entertain, fascinate, admire and inspire you, and the friendly and knowledgeable staff of the Faraglioni Grand Hotel are happy to be of assistance.
You will appreciate the warm greeting and welcoming ambiance from the first moment of your arrival at this Acitrezza Faraglioni rocks hotel. Start your holiday with a fresh cocktail in the lobby bar or stretch out on the solarium and enjoy glittering sea views as you top up your tan. As the splendid bay is just a stone’s throw away, you can take advantage of the sun loungers, deck chairs and beach umbrellas for guest use on the private rocky beach.
The Grand Hotel Faraglioni also has a charming winter garden, and is the perfect venue for celebrations, social gatherings, banquets and gala evenings. Live music, disco and nightclub entertainment can also be arranged, and if you are looking for a romantic break or honeymoon, then top-class care and attention is at your disposal at all times. Professional guests will find a conference/meeting room available for those VIP gatherings, and the hospitality team will always be glad to offer help and support. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected during your stay and convenient roundtrip airport shuttle service is available for an additional fee.
Memorable excursions and trips!
As you are staying in such a gorgeous coastal area, you will no doubt want to explore it in the best possible way – by boat! The staff can organize thrilling trips out to the Faraglioni rocks, to see these legendary monuments up close and give you the chance to admire the beautiful coastline from the sea. Other travel itineraries can be arranged by reception at this Sicily Catania seafront accommodation, along with transfers to and from the airport. After you have worked up a healthy appetite, head to Le Terrazze, the hotel’s renowned beachfront Pizzeria Restaurant & Piano Bar where you can look forward to mouthwatering Sicilian dishes, freshly caught fish, wicked desserts and a choice of fine wines – a superb way to round off the day.
Grand Hotel Faraglioni - Aci Castello
Hotel Info: 1-877-214-4288from $61
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