Via San Marco, 40 95011 Calatabiano − Italy
Welcome to Castello di San Marco charming hotel and SPA, a princely baroque residence dating back to the end of the XVII century.
It stands on the Ionian sea, a few kilometres away from the romantic town of Taormina. Today the castle represents a place in which to relax and surround yourself in flourishing natural beauty whilst enjoying the exceptionally comforting atmosphere, within a hotel which prides itself in the highest quality services and attention to detail.
The reception halls, the pergolas and the wine palmento, an original wine press at the heart of the castle which today has been converted into a unique winebar; are all finely decorated whilst maintaining a Sicilian baroque style. The castle’s communal areas encapsulate all the warmth and feeling of historical buildings with a modern elegance. The grand building is illuminated by warm, welcoming lights creating a soft and soothing light throughout.
The Castello di San Marco is a place with a notable past and the excitement of being so close to this history can be felt when one wanders through the archways of the castle and over the cobbled pathways. This sense of history is respectfully combined with the pleasure and warmth of traditional Sicilian hospitality.
Castello San Marco is perfectly situated between the romantic town of Taormina and the fiery volcano Etna, and is surrounded by a flourishing and calm Mediterranean garden. the castle represents a place in which to relax and surround yourself in flourishing natural beauty whilst enjoying the exceptionally comforting atmosphere, within a hotel which prides itself in the highest quality services and attention to detail. 28 elegant Garden Suites situated in the park that sorround main Castle that encapsulate all the warmth and feeling of historical buildings with a modern elegance.
The wine bar
Il Palmento 1892 is one of the most impressive and best preserved wine press of eastern Sicily. A place that tells the stories about vineyard, that’s the place where the old “Wine Trails” have found their natural home.
Hotel San Marco, with Mount Etna forming part of the backdrop, offers a unique location for special events with a real sense of historic occasion. This stunning baroque castle is perfect for sophisticated wedding ceremonies followed by dinner in the atmospheric castle grounds. By night, floodlighting provides a breathtaking vista, and we offer both indoor and outdoor dining experiences for the reception, with a private beach for extra-special wedding dances.
The importance of history, united with the pleasure of traditional Sicilian hospitality, creates the foundations that allow us to carry out events at an extremely high level: meetings, conventions, private reunions, special themed evenings, presentations and refined gala dinners
Comfortable and really tipycal accomodations situated in the quitest part of the park sourrounded by nature. Each one with private garden terrace. Sky tv, kettle, minibar, safe, hairdryer The pictures on the booking engine may not represent correctly the units, that's becouse some rooms are a bit different but mantain the same quality standads.
Large living room lounge, tipical sicilian or oriental forniture. This type of rooms are situated in the park that sorround the Castle. Each one has a different shape and style, please note that the thumbnail picture could be different compared to the unit assigned.
Living room, separated bedroom,with Hydro shower or king size bath. This type of rooms are situated in the ancient house that is attached to the main castle building. Each one has a different shape and style, please note that the thumbnail picture could be different compared to the assigned unit. Sky tv, mini bar, kettle, hairdryer, safe, hi-fi with usb port.
Our baroque rooms breathe history and are surrounded by the fragrant park of the castle’s grounds. They are all well-furnished and equipped and are decorated in a Mediterranean style unique to Sicily. The rooms, both standard and superior, all have their own shaded terrace. The particularity of the superior rooms are that they in the original buildings in the castle’s grounds.
Services included in each room: satellite television, minibar, safe, air conditioning and heating, telephone, hairdryer, kettle with a selection of teas and coffee (superior rooms only).
Catania is an Italian city on the east coast of Sicily facing the Ionian Sea, between Messina and Syracuse. It is the capital of the homonymous province, and is the second-largest city in Sicily and the tenth in Italy.
Catania is known for its seismic history, having been destroyed by a catastrophic earthquake in 1169, another in 1693, and several volcanic eruptions from the neighboring Mount Etna volcano, the most violent of which was in 1669.
Catania has had a long and eventful history, having been founded in the 8th century BC. In the 14th century and the Renaissance, Catania was one of Italy's most important and flourishing cultural, artistic, and political centers, having witnessed the opening in 1434 of the first university in Sicily. Today, Catania is one of the main economic, touristic, and educational centers in the island, being an important hub of industry, thus gaining the nickname, "European Silicon Valley".
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The castle is situated by the sea although it is hidden away by a wealth of trees and greenery. The grounds are perfectly situated between the romantic town of Taormina and the fiery volcano Etna, and is surrounded by a flourishing and calm Mediterranean garden. Castello San Marco is conveniently placed to visit some of the most interesting sites in western Sicily, with no less than three natural parks: Mount Etna, the Alcantara river and the Nebrodi natural park. Each offers their own unique and outstanding beauty not easily forgotten by those who visit.
Catania Fontanarossa International Airport: 45 Km.
Taormina Train Station: 5 Km.
Messina Arbour: 50 Km.
Catania Arbour: 42 Km.
Milazzo Arbour- boarding to Eolian Islands: Km 82.