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DonnaCarmela, routes of a Sicilian journey

“I want to go, go far and discover all the wonders the world offers.”

How many times have you heard those words or stated it yourself? Perhaps many. But sometimes what we don’t understand is that we don’t necessarily need to go far to find wonders.

Just take a look around Sicily.

DonnaCarmela is a totally eco-friendly location set in the heart of the island and this makes it an ideal base for anyone who wants to travel and be surprised.

For this reason, we have thought of an itinerary for you, a brief but intense tour of the neighbouring beauties to make you experience a journey full of art, relaxation and fun.

Only 30 minutes away from DonnaCarmela is Taormina, a famous and romantic destination for tourists from all over the world. The key features are the picturesque streets and postcard panoramic views. The tip is to walk to the city for a relaxing and evocative tour.

To live the trip at its best, you should start walking from Porta Messina, get to the small Roman theater called “Odeon” and then to Palazzo Corvaia. Going left, along the congress palace, you will bump into the greatest attraction of Taormina, the Greek theater: a place of history, art and simply unique panorama.

Walking through Corso Umberto, you will find the buildings located between the characteristic alleys, IX April Square, to discover the cathedral of San Nicola surrounded by baroque art typical of these places.

Now you ask yourself a question: how adventurous are you? Well, if the answer is “a lot” continue up to the mountain slope and reach Castelmola. Do you think it’s hard to get? Especially if you are equipped with a car, it’s worth a visit: the Belvedere in Sant’Antonino Square, with its particular checkered pavement, witnesses and highlights the medieval past of the town.

Looking up, the spectacle is extraordinary: a triumph of colors, Mount Etna and the gulf of Taormina seen from above represent a real reminder of why it is so easy to love life and nature.

And if all this left you breathless, you will certainly need a break! Where? At the ancient Caffè San Giorgio, a renowned meeting point for traditional food such as wine and sweets. To complete this walk back to the past, as if to make it seem even more unrealistic, there is the Castle, an ancient ruin that preserves a disarming imposing with its Norman and Byzantine peculiarities.

And if after this experience you come to realize that villages are your passion, you can not miss the opportunity to visit Savoca, a precious Sicilian pearl in the list of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

Tourists are quickly transported to a scene of Italian cinema, “The Godfather”, famous all over the world. The small square of Bar Vitelli is right there: you can relax yourself and enjoy a themed photographic exhibition inside the bar. Surprises do not finish there. Climbing on the fortress you can visit the Pentefur Castle, open to the public with guided tours.

Once you get up there, you will never want to leave again. That is why the stop at Forza d’Agrò becomes a must. The village is wrapped in a cloud of history and spirituality thanks to the ruins of the 16th century Castle and to the monastery of Saints Peter and Paul.

In these locations, which are a mix of ethnicities and cultures, set in the hills with the most impressive views, you will want to fly! Do you think it’s impossible? Gallodoro offers the pleasure of paragliding, for the most adventurous travelers looking for extreme sensations with a full immersion in landscape and nature.

What else would you dream of? We suggest you to return to sunset by DonnaCarmela, a starting point and a welcoming place to rest, relax and taste the gourmet dishes of “La Cucina di DonnaCarmela” pampered by our experienced and warm staff, ready to satisfy every request.

Because DonnaCarmela is not just a vacation, but a real experience that you will never forget.

For any further information do not hesitate to contact us.

Email: info@donnacarmela.com

Tel: 095 809383

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