Castello di San Marco

Sicily, Italy

Junior suite

Junior suite


Classic room

Classic room




A luxe baroque castle between Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea, with a private beach - includes breakfast and a bottle of wine, plus a spa voucher for longer stays

Stately structures and archways rise to meet you on the cobbled pathways to Castello di San Marco, a grand 300-year old castle on the coast of Catania in Sicily. Set between the beautiful blue of the Ionian Sea, the skyward reach of Mount Etna and with horse riding, scuba diving, and sightseeing on offer, you won't know what to explore first.

Softly illuminated interiors, lovely stonework and fine decor reflect baroque Sicilian style. Spend your days lazing on the hotel's private beach, taking a dip in the large turquoise blue outdoor swimming pool, playing tennis on the floodlit court, visiting Aquae Leonis Spa for a treatment or enjoying authentic Sicilian food with modern influences in the hotel's traditional dining hall.

Good to know

Please be aware that the beach is private from 1st June - before this time, the general public can use the beach. Beach access is subject to a €15 supplement and includes use of two sunbeds and a beach umbrella or gazebo (subject to availability).


Set on a private beach (so about as close to the sea as you can get) and with three other beaches in the area, Castello di San Marco is just a few kilometres away from the romantic town of Taormina and five minutes' drive from Calatabiano. It's ideal for visiting Mount Etna. You can also go horse riding and scuba diving in the vicinity, and explore the magnificent Greek ruins nearby.

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