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THERASIA RESORT SEA & SPA is located on the island of Vulcano, the southernmost of the seven Aeolian Islands that comprise a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea north of Sicily. Only eight square miles in size, Vulcano is a jewel of rare beauty and unspoiled nature, defined by lush vegetation, smoky fumaroles, natural mud pools, and sulfurous warm waters. The volcano dominates the island, and hikers who make the 50-minute trek up its side are rewarded with breathtaking views over the other six islands. Dazzling in its white-stuccoed façade, the hotel is constructed from all-natural native materials, including molten rock from Mount Etna, Sicilian terracotta, and cedar and olive woods—these materials are used to decorate the ninety-seven Mediterranean-style guest rooms as well. Outdoors, a variety of local flora, including cactus, have been integrated beautifully into the landscape and gardens, while two infinity pools bridge the gap between land and sea, making for the perfect spot from which to experience unforgettable sunsets.

Both the spacious surrounding terraces and the private beach below are dotted with umbrellas and sun beds for optimal relaxation. Also on site is a top-notch spa and wellness center offering a wide range of beauty and rejuvenating treatments, including hydrotherapy, relaxing baths, and massages using advanced techniques along with aromatherapy and perfumed oils to relieve tiredness and stress. The spa also features an indoor warm water pool and hydro-massage, sauna, Turkish bath, and Emotion shower. The cuisine is locally sourced—fish and seafood from the Aeolian Islands, vegetables from nearby Catania, cheeses from Syracuse, and meat from Nebrodi—and available at three on-site restaurants: I Russuri poor bar, open during the summer months; L’Arcipelago, open during the summer months for breakfast and dinner; and the one-Michelin-starred Il Cappero, which presents creative interpretations of traditional Sicilian cuisine accompanied by carefully selected local and international wines from the hotel’s own cellar. Breathtaking views, a candle-lit romantic atmosphere, and exemplary service complete the memorable experience.

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