Castello di San Marco (4 Star Hotels) Calatabiano

Castello di San Marco 4 Star Hotels Calatabiano From € 193.52
Castello di San Marco
+39 095 641181

Sicilian castle by the sea

Three reasons why you'll love it here

  1. A 17th century residence betweenTaormina and Etna
  2. The sumptuous furnishings in the halls and suites
  3. The botanic garden overlooking the west coast of Sicily

The Castello San Marco, a unique four star resort in the grounds of the Castle of San Marco, is located just 50 meters above the sea on the coast of Taormina in Calatabiano and offers fabulous views of the town of Taormina and the imposing form of Mount Etna. This stunning castle built in the late 17th century as the country residence of the Prince Ignazio Gravina, provides a fine example of the Sicilian Baroque style immersed in 4 hectares of parkland.

At the time of the castle's construction, the state of Calatabiano had increasing importance as gateway to the sea. In fact, the complex was to play a vital role in a composite economic system, comprising an extensive hinterland.

Receipts issued in 1690 by the master stonecutters, Francesco and Filippo Flavetta, demonstrate that the original building was built in record time, in a staggering two years. Over the centuries numerous alterations have been made including the addition of the tong shaped internal stair and turrets to the north east and north west edges facing those already existing on the south side of the building.

In 1697 the Church of St. Antonio da Padova was built next to the Prince's residence. The chapel can still be observed, although part of the structure has collapsed. The 19th century saw the addition of the millstone and cellar situated to the south of the property, several dwellings for workers, and a high perimeter wall and gate.

The transformation of the property in 4 star resort has ensured that its present aspect is conserved. The hotel Castello San Marco has 30 rooms and a magnificent suite all located in the grounds of the 17th century castle. Guest bedrooms have been tastefully furnished in the "arte povera" style, with quality hand crafted furniture of the finest Sicilian tradition.

The Castle interiors contain numerous traces of the buildings aristocratic past with its majestic halls, graceful arches made from the local lava rock, huge fireplaces and impressive chandeliers.
Sumptuous Mediterranean cuisine can be savored at the hotels restaurants, one outside for al fresco dining and one inside for a more intimate dining experience.

The resort offers a range of leisure facilities including private beach, swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness area, jogging route, children's play area, boutique and internet point. With its excellent function rooms and stunning historical setting, the Castello San Marco is, not surprisingly, a much sought after venue for top level meetings, incentives and special events.

Castello di San Marco
Via San Marco, 40 - 95011 Calatabiano (Catania)
Tel. +39 095 641181
Fax +39 095 642635

Castello di San Marco amenities

Outdoor facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Garden
  • Park
  • Private beach
  • Tennis courts
  • Children’s play area


  • Rooms for the disabled
  • Internet connection
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Room service
  • Minibar
  • Safety deposit box
  • Kettle
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with hydromassage bath
  • Room with private terrace


  • Hydromassage
  • Wellness treatments
  • Massages
  • Sauna / Turkish bath

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail bar
  • Cultivation of organic produce
  • Tastings of typical products


  • Meetings
  • Conferences
  • Weddings


  • Reception 24h
  • Pets allowed
  • Car park
  • Laundry
  • Shuttle service (airport / city center / beach)
  • Baby sitter

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