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  • The salts-pans area in Nubia, Trapani
    The salt pan area in Nubia, Trapani
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    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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Sicily concept hotels


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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Atelier sul Mare

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“This is the reign of Art utopia” says Antonio Presti, “and art must be lived as a dream.”
There are no better words than those of its creator and owner to describe the Art Hotel Atelier sul Mare.
The first concept hotel in Sicily, dating back to 1990, may be one of the few hotels in the world that is a living museum of contemporary art.
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Shalai

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Shalai – a Sicilian word meaning fully gratified and profusely satisfied, is commonly used by locals to define a state beyond total wellness. To experience Shalai for yourself, visit its eponymous concept hotel, ideally located in the historical centre of the small town of Linguaglossa at the foot of Mt Etna.

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