Donna Carmela Resort and Lodges, Sicily

Donna Carmela Resort and Lodges in Sicily accommodates a beautiful mansion, sympathetically restored and extended by its current owners, the Faro family.  The hotel offers guests a beautiful, relaxing, tropical haven to relax or explore the island of Sicily. The hotel is located in the centre of one of the plant nurseries and surrounded by 100 acres of lush Mediterranean and subtropical plants.

Donna Carmela Resort is decorated in a contemporary style with distinctly Sicilian touches throughout. The hotel rooms are split over several buildings. More recently, exclusive villas and lodges have been added to the accommodation offering. The grounds of the hotel have been beautifully landscaped with a stunning pool to relax by after a day exploring the surrounding towns or Mount Etna. After sampling local food and wines there are plenty of activities available from cycling, horseback riding and wine tasting to a short drive to the nearby towns and villages of Taormina or Acitrezza.

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26 Bedrooms, Suites and Lodges:

3 Superior Rooms

8 Suites de Luxe

4 Two-Floor Suites

1 Jacuzzi Sicilian Villa

2 Flora Lodges

4 Jacuzzi Romantic Lodges

2 Family Lodges with private pool

1 Exclusive Suite with private pool and terrace

1 Grand Suite with private pool and terrace


The hotel’s gourmet restaurant serves a modern take on traditional Sicilian specialities. Using an abundance of local ingredients with a focus on fish and seafood, the menu is creative and varied. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For lunch, the chef prepares authentic and seasonal Sicilian dishes. The Sintesi restaurant by the pool is open for lunch and serves varied and tasty snacks. Breakfast is an impressive Italian spread of local pastries, fresh juices and hot choices including pizzetta, arancinos and more traditional American style choices.

And for aperitivo time, do not miss the Rizo Bar.



Various spaces are available for small events for up to 20 people at Donna Carmela.  The resort can be taken exclusively for a maximum of 60 people

Radicepura Event Venue can accommodate events for up to 2000 people

Pietradolce Winery can accommodate events for up to 50 people



Treatment room offering range of massages and treatments

Fully equipped gym with the latest Technogym equipment

Explore Radicepura Horticultural Park covering 5 hectares in the shadow of Mount Etna

Rich, fertile soil has nurtured the growth of over 5000 varieties and 3000 species of plants

Visit Pietradolce for a tour and wine tasting. The winery is located on the rich northern slopes of Mount Etna. The vineyards extend over an area of 11 hectares at between 600 and 900 feet above sea level.

Taormina is 30 km, 30 mins by car

Acitrezza is 15km, 20 mins by car

Catania is 26 km, 25 mins by car

Radicepura is 3km, 4 mins by car

Pietradolce Winery is 35 km, 40 mins by car

Catania is 180kms, 2 hrs by car

Palermo is 250kms, 2 hrs 30 mins by car

Milazzo is 32kms, 1 hr by car


Donna Carmela Resort & Lodges

Via Grotte, Carruba, Catania, Italy

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