Tourism

Giardini Naxos

First Greek colony of Sicily, it counts with a vast archaeological area and museum. Few landscapes reflect so accurately the typical beauties of Sicily as the town of Giardini Naxos does, birthplace of ancient mediterranean civilisations and touristic destination of avanguard in the touristic spectrum of the south of Italy.

Situated between the cities of Messina and Catania, Giardini Naxos lays at less than an hour from the Airport of Fontanarossa. From this town you can easily take excursions to the very close Taormina (at only 5 km), Siracusa, Agrigento, Palermo, and the Eolian Islands, Etna, the park of Linguaglossa (a unique and charming sea-snow itinerary) and the Valley of Alcantara with its gorges..

Taormina

As soon as you arrive in Taormina, you will feel the magical, mythical atmosphere spread all around which has enchanted visitors from all over the world for years and years. Settled on a hill of the Monte Tauro, Taormina dominates two grand, sweeping bays below and on the southern side, the top of Mount Etna, the european highest active volcano, often capped with snow, offering to the visitors a breathtaking, dramatic and memorable view over almost one hundred miles of Mediterranean sea.



From our bed and breakfast you can visit

Etna
taormina centro The beauty of the Etna Park cannot only be found in the greatness of this active volcano and its eruptions and lava flows, but also in the surroundings where you can find a unique and unbeatable environment, rich in sounds, perfumes, and colours. A combination of landscapes protected by a Natural Park where a visit becomes necessary for all those that visit the wonderful island of Sicily.






Agrigento
agrigento Founded in 581 B.C. by the colonies of the Rodii and the Crestesi of the near Gela, Akragas become in a short period of time in one of the most important cities of the Magna Grecia, in Sicily second only to Siracusa. The urban area occupied 456 hec. And was sorrounded by fortified walls with nine entrance gates. The population was of 300.000 approx. And was considered " the most beautiful city of mortals ". IN 210 B.C. was taken by the Romans and subject to the Empire of the same, but came to see in the following centuries the invasion of the Arabs that rebuilt the city in the top of the hill from where today you can admire the historical center caracterised of the typical Arab construction with its small streets that lead to Via Atenea, still today considered the most important road of the city

Siracusa
siracusa Siracusa was founded by the Greek in 743 B.C. and it quickly flowered after the occupation of Gelone that beated the Cartagens in Imera becoming the most important Greek city in Sicily. With its sucessor Gerone, the city became an important cultural center. Unfortunately its glory was abruptly interrupted by the harming occupation of the Romans which lasted until Medieval times.




Catania
catania The city of Catania was born in 729 B.C. with the name of Katane and was one of the first greek colonies in Sicily. It was conquered by the Romans in 263 B.C. leaving architectural remainings from the Augustus area. After the Byzentine occupation it came the Arab, and later the Norman, that brought many changes and novelties to the city, as per example the construction of the Cathedral and its many Monestries. With the Aragons the city came to see its highest moment of cultural growth. It was in this period that the University of the island was built. The later earthquake of the 1693 threw this city into a huge economical crisis. After this an important rebuilding campaign took place and continued even after the union with Italy. The Eighteenth century saw the city grow again from a cultural, literal, and musical point of view.

Caltagirone
caltagirone After the earthquake of 1693 this town was rebuilt in Baroque style. Of great interest are the Cathedral of the town with its treasures and paintings and the magnificent steps decorated with hand made ceramics.






Gole dell'alcantara
tgole alcantara Alcantara, one of the 4 main rivers in Sicily, that runs along the southern skirts of the Volcano Etna Mountain and end in the sea of Naxos. It offers a scenery of great natural beauty with its magnificent waterfalls.