Fantastic 5 star find and Expedia special rate was an incredible bonus but you need a car to get there and around. Once off the highway it's one road but you've got 30 minutes of climbing with lots of turns. Plan to get there in the daytime until you learn the road. Elegant and modern building, full spa, outdoor pool and beautifully appointed rooms and common areas. Surrounded by golf course and vineyard perched on the northface of Mt. Etna volcano. You see the steam rising and snow on the cap. 45-60 minutes from Taormina (don't miss it) Giardini Naxos(the beaches city).Plenty to chose for breakfast and all staff friendly and helpful. A/C; good size washroom; good beds; fridge and mini bar; flastscreen LCD etc. and our room had a patio with good privacy. Place is absolutely spotless. Some of the artwork was "interesting". They offer dinner but we ate out.
This is the second time that we have stayed in this hotel and we enjoyed as much as the first time. The food was delicious. In our second week we went to another part of Sicily, but could not find any food which compared with Federico II. The hotel is situated at the top of a beautiful, very peaceful medieval town perched on the top of a hill, with dramatic views of Mount Etna. We are looking forward to visiting a third time!
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