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  • The salts-pans area in Nubia, Trapani
    The salt pan area in Nubia, Trapani
  • Citrons and tangerins at the market in Catania
    Citrons and tangerins at the market in Catania
  • A corner of the 18th century village of Marzamemi, Syracuse
    A corner of the 18th century village of Marzamemi, Syracuse
  • The stunning Scala dei Turchi near Realmonte, Agrigento
    The stunning Scala dei Turchi near Realmonte, Agrigento
  • A colorful wall again in Marzamemi, Syracuse
    A colorful wall again in Marzamemi, Syracuse
  • Local folklore in the Medieval town of Gangi, Madonie area
    Local folklore in the Medieval town of Gangi, Madonie area

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Casa Salina – private villa

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Enjoy a luxury natural experience in a timeless habitat, in contact with the earth’s strength and the engaging beauty of the island of Salina.A private villa cloe to the hamlet of Malfa, in the beautiful island of Salina:
The villa dates back 1930, an enchanting rural manor house superbly restored and furnished in the typical Aeolian style, offering breaktaking seafront terraces with spectacular views of the islands of Stromboli and Panarea. It is a two floored house.
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Capofaro Malvasia & Resort, 5*

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Enjoy a luxury natural experience in a timeless habitat, in contact with the earth’s strength and the engaging beauty of the island of Salina. Salina, an Aeolian island , surrounded by endless clear blue sea, it’ is the fabulous setting for the Capofaro Malvasia …
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Hotel Metropole Taormina – Maison d’Hotes

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Located on a peak overhanging the sea the Metropole Maison d’Hôtes rises in the ancient heart of Taormina, the only 5* hotel along Corso Umberto, the main street.
Originally a historical hotel, the building was built in the XVII century and it has marked the gold age of the Sicilian belle époque. At the beginning of the XX century the hotel took the name Metropole and kept it until the 1971, year in which it closed down.
After more than 40 years of silence the historical Metropole opens again his doors to its guests
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Balarte

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At the moment, the Ragusa area seems to be the busiest region in Sicily as it offers a wide variety of retreats of every kind, each with its own specific character beautifully suited for all tastes.
Located in the beautiful Modican countryside, Balarte is more than your average small retreat. It is actually a successful project, an adventurous, challenging and far-reaching experiment aiming to link past, present and future by the expressive exploration and research of unknown young artists.
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Baglio di Pianetto

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A perfect Sicilian-French fusion. This is the atmosphere at Baglio di Pianetto, a winery relais belonging to the Count and the Countess Marzotto. Years ago, during one of their escapes in Sicily, the Count Paolo chose the territory of Pianetto, the countryside between Piana degli Albanesi and Santa Cristina Gela, belonging to the d.o.c. Monreale.
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La Foresteria

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Situated in the countryside of Porto Palo di Menfi on the southwest coast of Sicily stands the superb new winery relais of the Planeta family – La Foresteria. Home to world famous wines, La Foresteria is located between Sciacca and the archaeological park of Selinunte, where the beaches are amongst Sicily’s most beautiful and the countryside is given over to vineyards and olive production.
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San Michele

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Strategically positioned opposite the Ionian coast and the gulf between Catania and Taormina, with Mt Etna towering in the background, San Michele stands out majestically in the ravishing panorama. Its vineyards lay in terraces along the hill, forced by the morphology of the territory. This large estate belongs to one of the most important Sicilian noble families.
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Virzì

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Virzì is a location which seems to be not of this world. Finding it may prove difficult, but once you arrive you’ll realise the trip was worth it.
Situated in the hilly area of contrada Virzi, within the Monreale district, between Palermo and Alcamo, the estate belongs to the aristocratic family of the Princes of Spadafora
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Antiche Saline

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Just a few metres from the Mediterranean sea, opposite the Egadi archipelago, the Antiche Saline area evokes ancient and bold times. It is a small boutique hotel, once an ancient baglio, a countryside building typical of western Sicily, just a 10 minute drive from the towns of Trapani and Marsala. The estate once belonged to the Platamone Marquis and was accurately restored in 2005 into a cosy and refined Relais.

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Donna Carmela

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A stay at Donna Carmela is a purely contemporary experience. Located at the foothill of Mt Etna, the biggest active volcano in Europe, in the heart of a ten thousand square metre nursery garden specialising in Mediterranean and subtropical plants, this 19th century Sicilian manor house has been fully restored to its original state and turned into an elegantly refined refuge.
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