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 knowThe views really are spectacular, looking out over Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea. Take them in from the pool, the pretty gardens and the rooftop restaurant.

Recommended for...

  • Honeymoon
  • Setting & Views
  • Hideaway
  • Seriously special

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Villa Carlotta is a peaceful retreat set in stunning gardens, and offers privacy, seclusion and exemplary personal service and attention to detail, yet is just a short walk from the historic centre of Taormina and its shops and restaurants - so you can indulge in the best of both worlds here. Get a taste of grand Italian villa living – this is luxury at its best!

Rooms at Villa Carlotta

The rooms, suites, apartments and villas have been designed by Studio Area Firenze, and are spacious and chic, effortlessly blending 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 those seeking more space.

Food & Drink

The rooftop restaurant offers gorgeous food as well as panoramic views 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.

Learn to cook like a local on a private cookery class hosted by the villa’s expert chefs, where you can learn how to recreate regional classics as well as your favourite dishes.


The peaceful garden and pool are an oasis of calm for relaxing mornings or afternoons in the sun. Stroll through the lush, private gardens, or take a dip in the refreshing pool, and relax on a sun lounger with a drink from the pool bar. Alternatively, enjoy a blissful soak in the Jacuzzi on the panoramic terrace, overlooking the white sandy beach.

Activities at Villa Carlotta

There is plenty to explore nearby. Visit the magnificent Greek Theatre, which dates from the 3rd century BC, and enjoy its sea views. Take the five-minute cable car ride to the beautiful beach of Isola Bella, at the foot of the cliffs, to see the stunning 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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