Sicily historical hotels
Enveloped by the Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Villa Athena is situated only 200 meters from the Concordia Temple, an ancient Doric masterpiece and one of the best preserved Greek temples outside of Greece. A historic private residence from 1792 Villa Athena, after a conservative restoration to maintain the architectonical style of the villa, became a hotel in the beginning of the XX century.
Writing a stay at the San Domenico Palace Hotel in one’s Carnet de Voyage is a full immersion in history and luxury .
Converted in a Luxury Hotel from a former Dominican monastery of the 15th century San Domenico Palace still preserve intact all the original structures and ancient wall that recalls the quietness and peace of the old monastic life. An enchanting setting of rare magic, a jewel, a place of joy and precious emotions. The San Domenico Palace has since become the most famous monastery-hotel in the world.
The only 5* hotel in Ortigia, Hotel des Etrangers et Miramare raises up on five up on floors above the ground and is develop toward Piazza Duomo with irregular plan, as regards of the ancient scheme of medieval city. The style reminds that of the first 1900 glory, with a neoclassic typical Sicilian taste.