We Love —
- The Romano Palace Luxury Hotel offers a beachfront location with peaceful gardens
- Enjoy a complimentary dinner exclusive to our members
- Catania Cathedral and Catania Harbour are 4 km from Hotel Romano Palace, both served by the hotel’s free shuttle service
Your Destination —
Catania is the second largest city in Sicily, framed by the Etna volcano to the west, and the Mediterranean to the east. It is a vibrant city with bars, cafés, and narrow, winding alleys.
Catania is the perfect location for a visit that will lead you around the entire island of Sicily. The city is an ideal base for daytrips to the legendary Toarmina, Mt. Etna, the charming towns of Siracusa and Enna, as well as the Roman Villas of Casale. Not far from your perfect abode at Romano Palace, you can go hiking, sailing, take helicopter rides and anything else you might desire to make your time in Sicily truly unforgettable!
Things to see and do..(to name a few!):
Catania's great markets are street theatre at its most thrilling. The best show in town is the raucous fish market, La Pescheria , which takes over the streets behind Piazza del Duomo every workday morning.
Piazza del Duomo
A Unesco World Heritage Site, Catania's central square is a set piece of sinuous buildings and a grand cathedral, all built in the unique local baroque style, with its contrasting lava and limestone. In the centre of the piazza is Catania's most memorable monument, and a symbol of the city, the smiling Fontana dell'Elefante (built in 1736).
Lined with modern department stores, bars and pavement cafes, It's not difficult to see how Catania's main shopping street got its name – on a clear day you can see Mt Etna rising menacingly at the end of it. Via Etnea runs straight from Piazza del Duomo up to the foothills below Etna.
Catania's answer to London's Tate Modern, Le Ciminiere is a modern museum complex housed in a converted sulphur refinery. There are two museums and two permanent exhibitions, one dedicated to old radios and the other displaying a fascinating collection of historic maps, as well as a cafe-restaurant and performance spaces.
With so much to see and do in the area, all you have to think about is cramming it all in!
Your Hotel —
At the Romano Palace Luxury Hotel– the first five-star luxury hotel in Catania, inaugurated in 2004 in a fantastic setting along the seaside, surrounded by a private park of 25,000 square metres – you will quickly slip into a state of complete relaxation thanks to the sea view and the large swimming pool with whirlpool and massage jets. This is an enchanting oasis found snug between the city’s Baroque architecture and the sea, with Mt. Etna towering above it all.
• Check In: 14:00
• Check Out: 12:00
• Number of Rooms: 104
Your Room —
This offer is based on a Superior Room
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a bed & breakfast basis
Just for you: A welcome drink on arrival and one complimentary dinner (per person per stay - excluding drinks)
... coriander, an ancient spice, is the name given to the gourmet restaurant at the Romano Palace – a cosy and welcoming spot. Full of the Hotel’s spirit and charm, the Coriandolo (coriander) offers haute cuisine that mixes a vast array of flavours and palates, a true evolution of traditional cuisine from the region and the perfect combination of bygone flavours and new experiences. The wine list has all the Italian musts, as well as fabulous regional selections, wonderfully completing your experience at the Coriandolo.
The warm embrace of Egyptian marble and timeless oriental mosaics come together with the beauty of the green from the Romano Palace garden, providing the perfect frame for the elegant interiors of the Lounge Bar – from morning to late night, guests can enjoy a wonderful breakfast or lunch, along with quick snacks, international cocktails, the finest wines, and even a nice tea accompanied by wonderful treats prepared by the hotel’s pastry chef.
Your Journey —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Transfers are not included. The distance between airport and hotel is approximately 6 km (10 minutes)