Sicilian peace and tranquility in the foothills of Mount Etna
Food & wine | History & culture | Honeymoon | Relaxation
From the breeze rustling through the olive trees to soft bird calls, peace and tranquillity envelopes this boutique resort and spa. However, Villa Neri’s back-to-nature appeal is anything but rustic, with every inch carefully designed to pair contemporary comfort with authentic Sicilian hospitality.
Inside, you’ll discover a thoroughly modern retreat interwoven with elements of traditional Sicilian living. , the surrounding scenery is never far away. Spend the day soaking up the atmosphere and unwinding beside the pool. Or escape to the spa for a few hours of total relaxation, with saunas, plunge pools and soothing treatments using natural ingredients sourced from Sicily.
Just 24 rooms featuring local materials, such as wooden panels or traditional painted tiles, alongside pared-back, modern furnishings, you have a private terrace overlooking the hotel grounds, or skylights with views towards Mount Etna
Named after the 12 fountains dotted around the outdoor dining area, La Dodici Fontane offers a sensory journey through the flavours and cooking traditions of Sicily. The chefs chooses the island’s very best produce to craft creative reinterpretations of traditional dishes. In summer, dine outside, with the fragrance from the herb gardens and olive groves drifting on the air. In colder weather, there’s an elegant dining room with views towards Etna. Open for a light lunch menu and a la Carte or tasting menu in the evening.
Petra Spa immerses you in the soothing natural power of the Sicilian landscape. Massage and beauty treatments incorporate natural, locally-sourced ingredients, from sea salt and extra-virgin olive oil to plant and citrus extracts. As well as a wide menu of therapies, there are saunas, Turkish baths and plunge pools – along with a relaxation room where you can unwind and enjoy a herbal tea.
There’s plenty to see beyond Villa Neri, too. Explore Etna Regional Park – or even explore the volcano itself, with its stark, lunar slopes. Head to nearby Taormina to discover its ancient Roman ruins, sleek waterfront and sweeping views. Then return to Villa Neri to take a seat on the terrace at La Dodici Fontane. This creative restaurant takes you on a journey around Sicily through its delicious seasonal produce.
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