Why Donna Carmela Resort and Lodges
Donna Carmela Resort and Lodges, Sicily is a beautiful mansion that has been sympathetically restored and extended by its current owners, the Faro family. The hotel offers guests a beautiful, relaxing, tropical haven where they can relax or explore the island of Sicily. The hotel is located in the centre of one of their plant nurseries and as such surrounded by 100 acres of lush mediterranean and subtropical plants. Donna Carmela Resort is decorated in a contemporary style with distinctly Sicilian touches throughout.
The hotel rooms are split over several buildings and more recently exclusive villas and lodges have been added to their accommodation offering. The grounds of the hotel have been beautifully landscaped with a stunning pool to relax by after a day exploring the surrounding towns or Mount Etna. Once you have tired of sampling local food and wines there are plenty of activities available from cycling, horseback riding and wine tasting to a short drive to the nearby villages of Taormina or Acitrezza.
Restaurant Donna Carmela
The hotel’s gourmet restaurant serves a modern take on traditional Sicilian specialities. Utilising the abundance of wonderful local ingredients with a focus on fish and seafood the menu is creative and varied. Breakfast is a luxurious Italian fare with a huge spread of local pastries, fresh juices and hot choices including pizza and more traditional American style breakfast.
Local towns and excursions
Taormina – 30 km / 30 mins by carAcitrezza – 15km / 20 mins by carCatania – 26 km / 25 mins by carRadicepura Garden Festival – 3km / 4 mins by carPietradolce Winery – 35 km / 40 mins by car
7 Carriba di Riposto (CT)
Etna / Taormina, Sicily
29 Bedrooms, villas and suites
6 Classic rooms
9 Comfort rooms
4 Romantic lodges
1 Dependance villa,
1 Imperial suite villa
Various smaller spaces for up to 20 people at Donna Carmela
Radicepura Event Venue for events up to 2000 people
Pietradolce Winery for events up to 200 people
All of the above are part of the Faro family experience
Donna Carmela Fine Dining Restaurant - open for dinner and breakfast only - gourmet experience
Sintesa Restaurant - serving light snacks and local dishes at lunch and dinner