The Castello di San Marco was originally built back in the 17th century and features the popular Sicilian Baroque architectural features that are prominent throughout much of the country. It was built as a summer residence for the prince, Ignazio Gravina. From the castle, you are afforded some of the most awe inspiring views of the Etna Mountain as well as of the city of Taormina.
Castello di San Marco Calatabiano, Sicily, Italy by Eleonora
However, the Castello di San Marco is not merely just any old tourist attraction in Italy; it is now a four start resort which has 30 rooms as well as a suite. Each room comes with its own terraces which lead out to the castle gardens.
On the Castello di San Marco grounds, you will find the Church of St Antonio da Padova which was built back in 1697. In order to man the castle, there was a need for many workers and as such, in the 1800s dwellings were added at the southern end of the property. It was also during this time period that the now existing perimeters walls as well as the castle’s gate were constructed.
The resort houses an amazing restaurant which offers some of the finest cuisines from all over the country. There is a private beach and a swimming pool that is available to guests at the Castello di San Marco. The resort’s amenities also include tennis courts, boutiques, bars and even a playground for the kids.
While the castle gets many visitors throughout the year, only the guests at the Castello di San Marco feel the true experience of stating in this enchanted Italian castle. There’s nothing more luxurious than spending a day or two behind the walls of a beautiful castle in an area that is known for having some of the best weather almost all year long.
Do not wait any longer and book your room in Castello di San Marco Charming Hotel & Spa.