Villa Carlotta

Location: Sicily & Aeolian Islands | Italy

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

Villa Carlotta is nestled in lush gardens and looks out over the Mediterranean and Mount Etna, framed by a dramatic rugged coastline. The opulent interiors feature marble walls adorned with beautiful art, and classic statues are focal points of the arched halls. There is plenty to explore nearby, from the Greek Theatre to postcard-perfect beaches.
Perfect forCouples and families after a taste of grand Italian villa living.
In the know
  • A beautiful villa overlooking the Mediterranean
  • Lavishly designed rooms
  • Rooftop restaurant where both the food and the views are spectacular
  • Pool and gardens to retreat to
  • Cable car to Isola Bella beach

Recommended for...

  • Honeymoon
  • Setting & Views
  • Hideaway
  • Seriously special

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Villa Carlotta is a peaceful retreat set in beautiful gardens yet it’s just a short walk to Taormina’s shops and restaurants, and a five-minute cable car ride to the beach.

Rooms at Villa Carlotta

The rooms, suites, apartments and villas have been designed by Studio Area Firenze, and are spacious and chic, mixing both period features and modern classics, with antique furnishings and bathrooms of local marble, alongside magnificent sea views. Many have balconies and terraces overlooking the sea. The larger, connecting rooms are ideal for families and groups.

Food & Drink

As well as gorgeous food, the rooftop restaurant looks out across the Ionian Sea and the smouldering Mount Etna. In the morning, start the day with a sun-kissed breakfast buffet on the terrace – feast on fresh fruit, homemade croissants and cakes, and local cheeses and meats - and in the evening, dine by candlelight on delicious Sicilian and Italian dishes including irresistible seafood, classic cannelloni and Cassata Siciliana, a regional dessert of sponge cake, ricotta, fruit and liqueur.

Have a private cookery class with one of the hotel’s expert chefs so you can learn how to recreate your favourite dish.


The peaceful garden and pool are an oasis of calm for relaxing mornings or afternoons in the sun, alongside drinks at the pool bar. Alternatively, enjoy a blissful soak in the Jacuzzi on the panoramic terrace, overlooking the beach.

Activities at Villa Carlotta

Visit the magnificent Greek Theatre, which dates from the 3rd century BC, and enjoy its sea views. Take the cable car to the beautiful beach of Isola Bella, at the foot of the cliffs, to see the beautiful coastal scenery from a different perspective, and head out on the water for a leisurely cruise around the Aeolian Islands. Get close to a volcano with a walk in the foothills of the UNESCO-listed Mount Etna and experience the dramatic surrounding landscapes of pine forests and mountain peaks.

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Hotel location

Villa Carlotta is 55km - an hour’s drive - from Catania Fontanarossa airport.

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