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Donna Carmela Resort & Lodges

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 car

Acitrezza – 15km / 20 mins by car

Catania – 26 km / 25 mins by car

Radicepura Garden Festival – 3km / 4 mins by car

Pietradolce Winery – 35 km / 40 mins by car


Contrada Grotte
7 Carriba di Riposto (CT)
Etna / Taormina, Sicily


29 Bedrooms, villas and suites
6 Classic rooms
9 Comfort rooms
4 Lodges
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

Wellness & Leisure

Treatment room offering range of massages and treatments
Fully equipped gym with the latest technogym equipment