The medieval village of


Castelmola, just a step from Villa Taormina

Just a finger from the sky, a dream view of the bay of Taormina

If Taormina is a magical place full of history and beauty, Castelmola is no less. This quaint town can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Hotel Villa Taormina and belongs to the prestigious group of “I borghi più belli d’Italia” – a title awarded to the most fascinating small Italian towns.
Its name comes from “Mola”, the great mass on which it lies and that gives it a heightened position over the Ionian sea and it really is an unmissable stop from where to enjoy a breathtaking view of Taormina and its surrounding area.

The history of Castelmola

Castelmola and Taormina, a connection that has been entwined for thousands of years

The histories of Castelmola and Taormina go hand in hand. It is said that during the Hellenic domination Castelmola was the Acropolis of Taormina, due to its height advantage.
Over the centuries Castelmola has been a coveted stronghold, a strategic point from where to dominate the Ionian coast, as seen from the visible remains of the town’s castle. Today it is a great place to admire the surroundings of Taormina while enjoying a taste of local almond wine.

Relaxing moments of escape in Castelmola

The taste of Sicily, immune to the passing of time

Far from the chaos of modern life Castelmola captures the authentic soul of true Sicily, allowing its visitors to get lost among the narrow streets of a charming medieval town.
As well as the breathtaking view which can easily be photographed in Piazza Sant'Antonio, Castelmola offers two stunning architectural treats, the church of San Giorgio and the cathedral dedicated to San Nicola di Bari.
After having tasted an almond wine, so characteristic of the area and capable of capturing the taste of Sicily in one glass, why not take an artistic stroll around the town before returning to the garden of Boutique Hotel Villa Taormina to enjoy an aperitif at sunset.

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