Linguaglossa, Etna and Taormina
Palazzo Previtera is located in Linguaglossa, on the northern side of Etna, 40 km from Catania airport.
The area around Palazzo Previtera and Etna allows visitors to practice multiple types of activities.
With its almost 3360 meters high, Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe and has become a symbol of Sicily in the world. In 2013, Etna was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its cultural value and the uniqueness of its landscapes.
Evocative lava landscapes alternate with wild and rugged rocky layers of forests and slopes covered with vineyards. Centuries-old lava cones, deep valleys with solid lava walls characterize this landscape.
Botany lovers will find an exclusive plant mosaic, made of larch and birch pine forests, oaks and evergreens, chestnut and beech trees. Enjoy the beauty of the nature trails along the slopes guided by alpine experts and volcanological guides and choose the route that best suits you.
You can choose between an easy-to-follow nature trail, such as that of the Sartorius Mountains, or the excursion to the Grotta del Gelo, for medium-high level hikers. If you are brave enough, climb to the peak with an expert guide and if you are lucky enough you will be able to see the peak with its fire fountains, breathtaking natural spectacles.
Etna is not only rich in natural and wild landscapes, but also offers excellent and unique wines. The winemaking tradition of Etna has a very ancient history, which dates back to Greek and Roman civilizations.
Etna wines are produced from native vines such as Nerello Mascalese, Carricante and ancient French vines such as Grenache. The vineyards are built on lava stone terraces to create workable fields with heroic landscapes.
These singular agricultural structures form a belt from north to south of the volcano and are exposed to strong temperature variations. The variety of different microclimates and volcanic soils, made of hardened lava, ash and sand, give the wines a characteristic mix of aromas, colors and smells.
Fresh style wines with lots of acidity, delicate floral and fruity aromas, mineral flavors, soft colors are just some of the main characteristics you will find in these wonderful volcanic wines. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Etna winemaking by booking a tasting of traditional, organic and organic wines offered by the best wineries in the area.
In just 40 minutes by car from our Palace you will reach Taormina, one of the most beautiful and popular towns in Sicily where you can find authentic Sicilian corners while walking through the colorful alleys of the historic center.
Perched high in the magnificent mountains of Sicily's eastern coast, the majestic town offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and Mount Etna. Once past Porta Messina, Corso Umberto welcomes you with its streets full of medieval buildings and boutiques and artisan workshops.
The main places where Taormina shows itself in all its beauty are Piazza IX Aprile, with its splendid view of the bay of Giardini Naxos and the Teatro Antico, the most fascinating historical monument of the city, framed by the magnificence of the Etna volcano and the blue intense Ionian Sea.
Far from the busiest road in Taormina you will find the Villa Comunale, an oasis of peace where you will find flowering plants that make this place a true bucolic paradise. On hot summer days, don't forget to explore Isola Bella, a picturesque island that captures the heart of every visitor. With its stunning natural landscape, rich cultural history and a host of activities to choose from, the island promises to offer a unique and unforgettable experience.
MARINA DI COTTONE and THE TAORMINA COAST
Located near the Fiumefreddo and Fondachello Nature Reserve and bathed by a crystal clear sea, there is the beach of Marina di Cottone, which is about 15 kilometers from our Palace.
The turquoise water can sometimes be very cold thanks to the Fiumefreddo which flows from the snow-capped peaks of the Etna volcano.
A mix of pebbles and sand and a few kilometers of beach backed by eucalyptus forests, this is a lovely place for a relaxing day at the seaside. Just outside the town of Fiumefreddo you will find the Castello degli Schiavi, a jewel of 18th century Sicilian rural baroque, surrounded by lemon and orange groves and the set of "The Godfather".