Placed in the heart of a nursery specialised in
Mediterranean plants, Donnacarmela is ready to welcome you in a
19th century Sicilian house that has been refurbished in full
respect of the original but given all the modern comforts.
Elegantly refined, the building dominates the ten thousand
square metre nursery garden. Here you may enjoy a guided tour to
discover the hundreds of scents and varieties of Mediterranean
plants. It is also possible to admire a private collection of
The courtyards in lavic paving, the ancient cistern and river
pebbles, the well-stocked wine cellar and the swimming
surrounded by secular olive trees, the comfortable spaces
designed to relax and the quiet reading room, the wide halls and
ample dining room: all this has been designed to make your stay
Along with the daily cleaning, the fridge-bar,
satellite tv and toilets in every room, we offer an ample
parking area, a restaurant, laundry services, air conditioning,
internet access, a swimming poll, a solarium and a reading room.
It is also possible to organise tasting sessions of local
Rooms: Donnacarmela is of generous hospitality. The
guests can choose between 16 rooms all with different spaces and
style and spaced between two distinct facilities and an annex
stoned into the plants and flowers of the nursery. Three suites,
nine j. suites, four rooms and a flat allow us to satisfy the
most demanding needs. All the environments are distinguished for
their finery and for the high quality of the materials. The
furniture is also cared for in detail.
The four 'superior' rooms consist of a bedroom and bathroom.
They all differ in furniture and design and are extremely
comfortable thanks to the care for detail and the services we
offer (air conditioning, fridge bar, satellite tv).
The perfect solution for those who want more: wide comfortable
spaces. Terraces with breathtaking views, refined details and
antique furniture distinguish these six suites from the other
rooms. Each of these suites is characterised by different
materials and furniture, which are cared for in detail in both
the night area and the day area. Air conditioning, fridge-bar,
satellite tv, warm colours and large sofas guarantee great
moments of relax.
In the heart of the nursery's park we find the annex. Bedroom,
kitchen, living room, bathroom and private terrace: services to
guarantee maximum comfort and location to offer maximum privacy.
We also offer private parking, private garden and the private
Meetings: A business meeting between mount Etna’s green
woods and the sky blue of the sea, and why not have a swim in
our swimming pool or a walk in the park between one session and
Donnacarmela has the perfect conference room at your disposal,
where you can organise any type of event. The natural scenery
and quiet of the area and the easy access and services we
provide make Donnacarmela the ideal place for company briefings,
business training courses and any other type of meeting. Because
work isn’t just stress…
Restaurant: Donnacarmela’s menu, based on the typical
local flavoursome recipes, will bring you on a culinary journey
through the flavours and scents of ancient traditional Sicilian
cuisine. The care we put in the choice of our ingredients and
the passion we put into the preparation turn every dish into
both a pleasure and a discovery. Thanks to our refined wine
cellar, we always complement the dishes with the most
appropriate wine. In order to supply the restaurant with the
freshest ingredients dinners need to be booked on the previous
Quality, passion and good taste for those who have a fine
palate: with Donnacarmela the best of Sicilian cuisine is always
within your fork’s reach.
The restaurant "La cucina di DonnaCarmela" is open to the
public every day. One day advance booking only for lunch and dinner
calling the +39 348-5952412.
Wine Interest & Activities
Ten hectares in the most prestigious wine area
on mount Etna are where we produce the Doc wine for
Donnacarmela. The vineyards were bought by Donnacarmela in 2006
and they are between Solicchiata and Passopisciaro on the
northern side of the volcano in the territory of Castiglione di
Sicilia. The vineyards all grow Nerello Mascalese, the vine that
produces the most appreciated wines in this area. This is where
the ‘Pietradolce - Archineri Etna Doc’ is born from the passion
and commitment of the Faro family in an area that has wine for
its vocation. The name of the wine comes from the place where we
produce it. Archineri has won “tre bicchieri” (three glasses),
yearly award of “Guida dei Vini d’Italia 2010” of Gambero Rosso.
The wine-making is done in a well-equipped cellar in Mascali,
the area of origin of the Nerello Mascalese, only a few
kilometres away from Donnacarmela.
"Pietradolce - Archineri" is characterised by its ruby-red
colour, red berry scents with mineral notes, and by the
complexity, persistence and elegant tannin it offers the palate.
We do not only offer wine and taste, however. A little lower
down the mountain side, between the Ionic coast and the first
hills, it is possible to find the best environment for
Mediterranean plants to flourish, this is where Piante Faro have
created the biggest nursery in Europe. Here the plants develop
into unrepeatable shapes and colours: the Abutilon, the Agave,
the Ficus, the Cistus, the Opuntiae, the ornamental Citrus
plants are all to be found in the gardens of Donnacarmela. They
are the essence of Mediterranean gardens. These plants and
flowers offer themselves to visitors in all their charm.
Donna Carmela is just 25 minutes away from
Castiglione di Sicilia, where we produce our own Doc wine,
‘Pietradolce’. However, all the main attractions are nearby.
* The port of Riposto – 5 km
* Fontanarossa Airport, Catania - 43 km
* The centre of Catania – 18 km
* Acireale - 5 km
* Taormina - 25 Km
* Mount Etna – 34 km
* The Greek theatre of Siracuse – 90 km
* Golf Club – 40 km
* The Roman villa of Piazza Armerina – 110 km
* The Valley of Temples, Agrigento – 180 km.
37.676666 N, 15.179123 E (Via Mirto, 5, 95024 Acireale CT,
Donna Carmela Boutique Hotel
Rooms: 16 + Annex
Swimming Pool: Yes
Vineyards: Yes (not in place)
Wine Tours: Yes