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Charming B&B with Sea and Etna views in an historical old Palace



Updated: 21-Jul-2016
Bed and Breakfast in Riposto,Nr. Taormina, Sicily,10 Minutes Walk to the Beach

Would you like to spend a holiday in a XIXth century beautiful historic building, with 400 square meters of terrace, surrounded by beautiful plants, in front of Etna and seaside? 12km of free beach awaits you. You are now immersed in an atmosphere of the past while being in the city center. All rooms are furnished with period furniture and are very large and comfortable, respecting the style of the building. Each room has it's own private bathroom. The price is really interesting and the breakfast is included for all accomodations except for appartment "U Scagnu" (available as extra). Garage is included. It is also possible, on request, to dine on the beautiful terrace at a very interesting cost. You can try the local cuisine in a truly unique and friendly atmosphere. A vegetarian dinner is possible on request. We organize on long staying complimentary wine degustations with the traditional "bruschetta": a toasted bread with garlic, oil and tomatoes . We await you.

Details for holiday home Oriente, Romantic, Carlotta, Camelie, U Scagnu, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, 5 Bathrooms

We offer you five different type of accommodation, closer to your desire. Oriente's bedroom, have three single beds in a suggestive oriental atmosphere where you can admire the Berberian horse race raffigurates in the paintings in a relaxing ambient. You also have a private bathroom (not ensuite) with an old bath stone and shower available. Romantic and Suite Calotta have double beds, and large private bathroom each.. All of these rooms are characterized by wonderful painted ceilings, precious curtains and old authentic furniture. And if you want absolute privacy: Camelie, a studio situated in front of the camelia's garden and with an independent position, offers you an intersting and different arrangement: two single forged iron beds, a private bathroom, and a small kitchen for a coffee or tea break or, at the last, 800’s flat "U Scagnu", two bedrooms adjacent drawn from the old offices of the company owners. Bathroom with shower, kitchen, large private terrace.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

I'm Giuseppe, a senior consultant cardiologist. Marina is my wife, formerly an ICU nurse, now the manager of the B&B. Ago (globetrotter), Luca (Researcher UniPi), Alessandra (Laureate UCSC, now Medical Student UniTs) and Enrico (artist in progress) are our sons. So we are a big family but we are not very often all together in our house in Sicily because of work and studying we are most of the time abroad. We have had the idea to open the family house and transform it in a B&B of charm to offer a special vacation. You always find in the house Marina and an other one of us to help her. So, prepare yourself to an holiday of totally relax, happiness and joy, good foods, sun and sea. You’ll try the warm hospitality of our Mediterranean lands and if you want, we’ll offer our friendship too.

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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Excellent B&B - charming hostes - wonderful meals

  • 5 of 5

We've spent 5 days at this wonderful B&B in the summer 2016. We enjoyed it very much. The environment is very charming and restored within respect of the old house. The rooms are very large and the bathrooms nice. Marina and Giuseppe are very charming and helpful giving advices about places to visit, beaches to go to etc. Marina is a wonderful cook and we had dinner at the place 4 evenings because of her skills as a Masterchef. The breakfast included was excellent and variated. We can recommend this B&B to everyone who loves sleeping in a beautiful environment, having charming and helpful hosts and loves good Sicillian meals.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning B&B

  • 5 of 5

Riposto is a great location to base yourself for visiting this part of Sicily. The B&B has to be seen to be believed. I really can't speak too highly of both the property, and the owners Giuseppe and Marina. The rooms are very large, clean and spacious. There is a large roof terrace to enjoy the sun and view of Etna which dominates the skyline. Breakfast is so good. We booked three evening meals and they were both exceptional and great value for money. The sea is just a five minute walk away and there a great restaurant just a few minutes walk away which served us good fresh food at a reasonable price. You would struggle here if you cannot manage stairs very easily, but other than that I can't speak too highly of this B&B. Cars are parked in a private garage beneath the house so are safe and secure.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

The palace was built by the father of my grandfather, a wine trader, in the second half of XIX century. I was born here. The richness of the location is represented by the position, close to the sea,to the Gourgous of Alcantara river and not far from Etna and from a lots of the major sicilian atractions like the famous Taormina and its greek theatre, Siracuse with the ancient temples of Apollos, Zeus, Athena, Ragusa and the others baroque cities.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Catania at 40 Kilometres Nearest Train : Giarre-Riposto at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Riposto at 200 Metres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Easter weekend. Special promotional offers. Weekend belle epoque. Would you like to spend a weekend dream? we offer a romantic holiday where everything back to the 'belle epoque' and its myths. The grandmother's embroidered linen and antique nightgowns help to deliver a unique charm and beauty. We offer a large suite with adjoining bath for two nights, double occupancy at a cost of $ 200 total, full breakfast buffet and use of the garage included. Possibility of a romantic dinner by candlelight in the evening arrival at a truly affordable price. Offer valid from may to October, except August.

We organise Mediterranean cooking courses (3 days) from May to October, except July and august: you'll prepare your meal for dinner.


A pebbly beach 12km long is easily accessible by walking (10 minutes). Public beach and lidos are available. On the opposite side of the town there is another access point to the sea: a wonderful black rocks beach. Wood's platforms are available for tanning or diving. Not too far (about 15km; 20 minutes driving) you can get the famous sandy beaches of Taormina and Naxos. You can swim too in a small bay, very close to the B&B (200 metres), and take sun on a wood platform for mooring of the boat.


Catania "Fontanarossa" airport is 40km away. You can take the motorway Catania-Messina and leave at Giarre. Riposto is at the seaside, ten minutes driving. You can arrive by train and stop at Giarre-Riposto station (complimentary transport to Camelie's B&B). Low cost direct flights from London Gatwick to Catania (EasyJet).


We are at the storic center of the town, 300 meters to the seaside. Catania is 32km away, Taormina is 15km away. You can arrive to Etna in one hour driving. Car rental, or chaffeur-driven car for one day excursions to the volcano are available on site.

Further Details:

Riposto is named as "Porto Turistico dell'Etna" for the presence of a well organized harbour for yachting and the professional fishing. It is possible to organize for you a boat trip along the coast or nocturnal fishing with "lampara". Walking distance to shops, supermarkets, restaurants and banks. A very picturesque fish market is reachable in only 3 minutes at the center of the town, seaside. There are discos, nightclubs, theaters not too far. Archaeological places and very interesting baroque towns and tourist centers (Taormina, Acireale, Catania, Ragusa, Siracusa, Noto) can be reach from minutes to few hours by car.


Rental rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £36 per night, per additional guest

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Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

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Notes on prices:
Prices are for a double room (double occupation) in euros per night or, weekly, for 2-5 persons in flat "U Scagnu".
Extra bed in the same bedroom: 20 euros. 10% discount, and a wine sicilian tasting and "bruschetta" for long stay.
Children younger than 5 years in the same bedroom are free

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Updated: 21-Jul-2016
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From the Owner

The accurate and conservative restoring has recreated the atmosphere of the ancient XIX century palace. Highs painted ceilings, original floors and all the choosen furnitures contribute to the charme of the house. The largest hall with original coffered ceilings, the ironed-glass doors and the magnificent stained-glass windows over the stairs represents a rare example of Liberty art. On Spring and Summer a great benefit of this wonderful house consists certainly in the possibility of dining, resting and tanning on the huge and luminous terrace in front of the Volcano.

Property Type

  • house

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea


  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 70 m²


  • Suite Carlotta - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, large(14 sqm)
  • Romantica - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Oriente - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Camelie - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • U Scagnu - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, washing machine


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Suite Carlotta - 1 Double Bed, large (14 sqm) bathroom ensuite
  • Romantica - 1 Double Bed, private bathroom
  • Oriente - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, private bathroom
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, kitchen-corner, private bathroom ensuite
  • U scagnu - 1 Double Bed, 3 Single Bed, private large terrace, kitchen-corner, private bathroom


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden


  • Included in Price
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Breakfast is included in all accomodations except for the appartment "U Scagnu" (available as extra). All bedrooms are air-conditioned (optional electric fan blades). Internet facility and complimentary mountain bikes. No pets are accepted. Outside: We have a large terrace in front of Etna where you can have dinner or, on request, in a romantic "gazebo" surrounded by plants and flowers. There are deckchairs where you can relax and get a tan. Then you can cool yourself under the shower available on the terrace. You can also spend your time under beach umbrellas for reading, sleeping, or lazing.

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