Dreaming Sicily: superlative landscapes from Gruppo UNA hotels

Just enjoy the view!

23 Apr 2019

The sun that shines over the Mediterranean sea, the coloured majolica and one of the most loved kitchens in Italy: Sicily offers the best of authentic Italian lifestyle and some of the most beautiful panoramic views in Italy.

For those who want to treat themselves to a spring weekend or are planning a long summer vacation, four places in the heart of Gruppo UNA with the start of the summer open the doors of their terraces overlooking the eastern coast of the beautiful Mediterranean island.

The show of Etna, in the heart of Catania.

Catania and its baroque charm are the top travel list of every Italian and foreign traveller: to admire the city from a privileged point of view, nothing better than to go up to the top floor of the elegant hotel Palace Catania | UNA Esperienze, located in the artistic centre of the city. The terrace of the Etnea Roof Bar & Restaurant gives the eyes and the heart one of the most magnificent views of all of Sicily, on which Etna's profile stands out.

Palace catania | UNA Esperienze Terrace

To feel like in a movie, here you can start the day with an à la carte breakfast warmed by the first rays of the sun and the morning breeze or enjoy a drink prepared by our barmen, pampered by the lights of the sunset.

For a romantic dinner for two, the typical dishes of the territory revisited in a modern key and the view of the city in the background are a combination made perfect by the local products and perfumes.

The evening ends on the terrace tasting a drink between soft curtains and comfortable sofas.

The lights of the sunset and the beauty of Taormina.

Taormina, the pearl of the Mediterranean, is an undisputed destination for international tourism, which has hosted famous writers, philosophers and artists of the calibre of Salvatore Quasimodo, Sigmund Freud, Liz Tayler and Greta Garbo among its narrow streets full of history.

To admire a postcard-like scenery, the address not to be missed is that of UNAHOTELS Capotaormina, a jewel of Italian hospitality set on the tip of the CapoTaormina promontory. Walking through the few steps that separate the elegant hall from the terrace, a sea of ​​dazzling beauty opens up before your eyes, framed on one side by Isola Bella in all its splendour and on the other by the coast that flows towards the Gardens of Naxos, with Etna towering over the horizon.

View from UNAHOTELS Capotaormina

In this vibrant nature, it is possible to collect unique experiences: from the aperitif at sunset on the large terrace of the Svevo bar, where you can admire the unique spectacle of the sun that plunges into the sea, to the most intimate proposals offered by the many panoramic views of the structure.

The extra detail? The elegant small tables covered in Caltagirone ceramics.

A window on the sea and the majesty of Sicily.

A holiday in Sicily is also synonymous with the beach: not far from Taormina is the splendid town of Giardini Naxos, an ancient fishing village that has become one of the most visited tourist destinations in Italy, thanks to its wonderful beaches and important historical monuments.

For a refreshing break amid the scents and colours of citrus fruits, UNAHOTELS Naxos Beach Sicilia is the location to mark on the agenda. Its terrace at the foot of Etna does not boast of dizzy heights, but directly overlooks the relaxing equipped beach of the structure. To experience an early summer or enjoy the unique atmosphere of the long summer days, during the summer in this corner of authentic Sicily an aperitif is served at sunset and many musical events are scheduled for guests.

Garden UNAHOTELS Naxos Beach

On the way back from the beach you can also enjoy the other charming corners of the structure, such as the bar under the palm trees immersed in the 13 hectares of Mediterranean garden.