A fabulous castle on the sea shore, the sweet sound of the lapping waves that slowly rock the Hellenic feet of Taormina. In the distance, you can admire the evocative fire glows, regurgitated by the majestic and severe Mount Etna. A earthly paradise that shows the shapes, fragrances, and colours of Castello San Marco. This lovely historic house, which dates back to the XVII century, is a unique and magical place, that freezes time and gives emotions at first sight. Here, a simple stay becomes an unforgettable experience that will always be engraved on your heart.
Surrounded by a spectacular old park, full of Mediterranean essences and trees, like lemons, oranges, olive trees, and palms coming from three different continents, Castello San Marco is the only possible destination if you want to spend a dream-like holiday in the name of beauty, relaxation, delicious cuisine, and a warm hospitality that does not leave anything to chance. A place that tells about itself and its famous past, enlightened by warm and discrete lights, which give everything a soft and relaxing tone, where the complete stillness offers a benevolent and luxuriant nature, and, above all, refined services, always in line with a careful and charming hotellerie philosophy. The castle is located in one of the most charming corners of eastern Sicily: the coast of Taormina, between the mouth of the river Alcantara and the natural reserve of Fiumefreddo. It represents one of the rarest Sicilian examples of castle lodging facility, in a perfect combination of tradition and modernity.
The Hotel consists of 30 rooms and suites located in the park of the castle. Each of them is provided with a little terrace and refined Arte Povera furniture, in order to offer the guests the warm hospitality, typical of old houses. In this peaceful and harmonious oasis, there is, of course, a corner where you can restore your mind and body, far away from the daily stress and frenetic life: Acqua Leonis Beauty Centre offers a series of treatments and custom itineraries to improve the guests’ psychophysical wellness. And if you want to dive into the cerulean and crystal waters of the Ionian Sea, the facility offers a private beach, which is only 50 metres far from the castle, and let the guests enjoy the incomparable and unique beauty of Sicily.
Last but not the least, the guests of the castle will be ferried among the sublime and unique waves of the Sicilian culinary art, thanks to the famous Restaurant Mastri Flavetta, located within the castle itself. The two creative chefs, Giuseppe and Isidoro, propose a typical Mediterranean culinary style, modernized with organic vegetables, harvested within San Marco’s land. There are always flavours and spices coming from afar, thanks to multicultural travels and experiences, which guarantee a Sicilian cuisine fruit of habits and traditions of many other peoples that, over the centuries, have experienced and acquired it.