HOTEL VILLA NERI RESORT & SPA
HOTEL VILLA NERI RESORT & SPA is located within the vicinity of two gems of Sicily, Mount Etna and the lovely hilltop town of Taormina, known for its ancient Greco- Roman theater and sandy beaches dotted with hidden coves. The hotel itself is a model of Mediterranean style and substance, marrying noble architecture and lush natural surroundings with the ultimate in five-star hospitality that focuses on the comfort and privacy of its guests—or, as its motto states, “the luxury of silence.” Accommodations include fifteen spacious rooms and nine suites, all smartly furnished with modern versions of Sicilian classics like cast-iron beds and contrasting whitewashed walls, as well as individual touches like original artwork, marble bathrooms, and double chromotherapy showers (in the deluxe rooms).
Each also has a private terrace or balcony or window from which to enjoy the views of the surrounding park, Mount Etna, and the nearby bay. Be sure to book at least one treatment at the on-site spa, which offers a holistic approach to wellbeing and fitness utilizing local plant extracts, olive oils, sea salt, spices, citrus, and grapes grown alongside Mount Etna. A sauna, Turkish bath, whirlpool, emotional shower, ice fountain, indoor pool, and relaxation room with waterbeds and herbal tea service complete the experience. You’ll find much to do off property as well. Taormina’s ancient theater is still in use today, so ask the concierge about its schedule of events. A trip to one of the white-sand beaches is also a must, as is a visit to nearby Isola Bella, a tiny island and nature reserve. A meal at the hotel’s Le Dodici Fontane (twelve fountains) is another sensual experience, in which diners are taken on a journey through the traditions of Sicilian cuisine interpreted in a contemporary manner.