La Dimora del Castelluccio

Castiglione di Sicilia, Catania
Bed & Breakfast


You probably won't want to leave the sheer beauty of this place, so make the most of your stay - there's history galore, wine tours, culture

Bedroom

2 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

You are perched at the summit of teetering Castiglione, with views from every angle over rooftops and vineyards all the way to snow-topped Etna. Inside is on three levels: find a luminous art-and-sculpture-filled living room with French windows, plenty of comfortable sofas, bronze lamps and Modica stone floors; a dining room with an antique table and a gorgeous collection of pea green china plates. The master bedroom is as big as a suite and views from here are stunning, the second bedroom is nicely private on the next level up, bathrooms are sparkling and tiled, towels are thick and fluffy. You’re looked after by the housekeeper, Maria – she will make cakes and breads to order, and can cook you a delicious Sicilian supper too; breakfast on the terrace overlooking the volcano is special indeed. It’s tempting to stay put but there’s much to discover nearby: Castiglione has ancient Greek origins, Byzantine churches and a fortified tower; Etna can be explored on foot, horseback or jeep; local wine tasting is a must. Owner Denise lives on site in another building and can give wise counsel.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm-8pm
Check out
10.30am-11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Children over 13 welcome.
Closed
31 December - 28 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Dinner upon request. Restaurants nearby.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €150
Surcharges
Dinner, B&B €40-€50 per person.
1 Suite for 2
From €230
1 Double
From €150

Reviews

We arrive stressed and exhausted from London and left relaxed and refreshed. We stayed in the 'standard' double room upstairs but it was deluxe in its huge bed, crisp linen, spotless ensuite and lovely views. We were welcomed with local cheese and delicious Etna prosecco on the sunny balcony looking at the amazing volcano and blue sky, the perfect start to the holiday. We enjoyed days trips up Etna which was breathtaking and to a local gorge. Wonderful.

Hannah, London

This property is very special and possesses all of the wonderful features we have come to associate with Sawdays properties. The town is fascinating, lived in and very Sicilian with an interesting history, well located, friendly, hospitable, and just enough off the beaten track to avoid tourists looking for the more easily accessible selfie locations. Yet it is close enough to Isola Bella to drive for a swim and the sunset, to Etna to soak in the views and take an excellent recommended tour. Denise was a very good hostess and with her lovely assistant, Oksana, made our stay faultless. Lovely.

Lisa, Den haag

We had an incredible stay in Denise's beautiful home atop Castiglione di Sicilia. We recommend this to anyone traveling to Sicily! The picturesque, most comfortable living space featured wraparound balcony views of Etna and the surrounding countryside. Breakfast was delicious - and Denise had fantastic recommendations for local eats, activities, and journeys. Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation, and a home away from home!

David, New york

It was an adventure just to drive up through the town to this for our last 2 nights in Sicily and our stay was the perfect end to the perfect holiday. Our elegant host could not have been more welcoming and her style was reflected throughout the beautifully decorated house. We wanted for nothing and even our teenage children were smitten. Etna gently puffed away as we chatted on the balcony - toasting our arrival and watching the sun sink beyond the castle or toying with our breakfast, as the sun rose over the vineyards. There's much to return for and why would we stay anywhere else?

Adam, London

This is a very special place to stay. Denise has created a beautiful and comfortable home. The position is spectacular. Nothing can beat the view from the main bedroom window overlooking Mt Etna. Denise was very welcoming, and most helpful with tips for local restaurants, and suggestions for guides for a trip up Mt Etna. The rooms were beautifully decorated, spacious and extremely comfortable, with plenty of space. There are gorgeous views from every angle of the house. Breakfast on the balcony was delicious. Denise is a wonderful host who has given much consideration to her guests' experience

Nicola, Bristol

An exceptional B and B. Supremely comfortable, well appointed, elegant and stylish. A magnificent location with stunning views of Etna, the little town of Castiglione and the surrounding countryside Delicious breakfasts with beautifully fresh ingredients. Denise was most charming and welcoming and her staff efficient and helpful.

Jo

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Denise du Chêne de Vère

  • You are a stone's throw from the beautiful and fascinating volcano but also close to the sea. Take interesting visits on the volcano Etna the largest in Europe, trips with donkeys in the unspoilt nature of the Etna Park, trips to the Alcantara gorges.
  • Wine bars and restaurants encircle the village. Here you can taste the best wine cellars of Etna. In addition to fine wine offers very special food products, such as cheeses from Caserio Camuglia where power to buy the best cheeses of the territory.
  • For golf lovers a few kilometers' drive, "Il Picciolo" perhaps the first Golf Resort in Sicily built its position under the Etna volcano it is wonderful. Taormina is also only 25 minutes by car
  • One of the most important city of Sicily: Castiglione di Sicilia is a very peaceful and relaxing place for those who love nature, healthy food and of course the excellent wine produced in this area, famous all over the world!
  • Castiglione di Sicilia is part of one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, is a medieval village and barocco.Il its territory has been declared of great pubblica.Castiglione importance of Sicily it has a very ancient history.
  • The village has beautiful churches, the Castello di Lauria formerly linked to Castelluccio from secret passages, the Holy Byzantine Cuba on Sunday, the most important Byzantine Cuba in Sicily, a national monument since 1909.