Castello di San Marco, Calatabiano, Taormina, Sicily

Welcome to “Castello di San Marco” Charming Hotel and SPA. 

A princely Baroque Residence dating back to the end of the XVII century.

“CASTELLO DI SAN MARCO” immersed in the wonders of Nature, is situated by the sea although it is hidden away by a wealth of trees and greenery. The grounds are perfectly situated between the romantic town of Taormina and the fiery volcano Etna, and is surrounded by a flourishing and calm Mediterranean garden. Castello San Marco is conveniently placed to visit some of the most interesting sites in western Sicily, with no less than three natural parks: Mount Etna, the Alcantara river and the Nebrodi natural park. Each offers their own unique and outstanding beauty not easily forgotten by those who visit.

Today the castle represents a place in which to relax and surround yourself in flourishing natural beauty whilst enjoying the exceptionally comforting atmosphere, within a hotel which prides itself in the highest quality services and attention to detail.

30 Elegant Garden Suites situated in the park that surround main Castle that encapsulate all the warmth and feeling of historical buildings with a modern elegance.

The grand building is illuminated by warm, welcoming lights creating a soft and soothing light throughout.

The comfort and the unique style of an authentically represented Sicily.

2 Classic Double Room

4 Junior Suite

2 Executive Junior Suite

1 Classic Suite

14 Suite 

4 Suite Deluxe

2 grand Suite

“Mastri Flavetta Fine Restaurant”

The food is Sicily is a serious topic – The habit of delicious and healthy food is trasmitted to all childrens…

And fortunately, our island is the place where healthy and tasty cooking and eating well, besides being a cult become everyday expressions to share with all visitors. This is the simple philosophy behind our restaurant “The Mastri Flavetta” where passion and sophistication always meet the best local tradition.

The creativity of our chef Isidoro and Giuseppe, born and raised in a picturesque fishing village, never overshadowed the link with the past, with those delicacies that are eagerly waiting on the dinner table every Sunday.

Careful selection of ingredients that rewards excellence of the place and makes stunning also dishes already tasted somewhere.

In addition to that we have a wonderful organic garden just behind our kitchen where Salvatore, every single day, is dedicated to the cultivation of tasty and healthy vegetables, using methods that are lost in the mists of time.

There is also a good presence of flavors and spices, the result of travel and multicultural experiences, recalling the Sicilian cuisine as a result of the of peoples own the island over the centuries. These are wrapped by distinct notes of Sicilian great label, national or international.

“Wine Bar 1892”

“Place that tells stories of the Vineyard”

The wine bar Il Palmento 1892 is one of the most impressive and best preserved wine press of eastern Sicily. A place that tells the stories about vineyard, that’s the place where the old “Wine Trails” have found their natural home.

Now transformed in a comfortable and charming lounge, it offer a superior selection of international spirits, italian grappa, meditation dessert wines, and the most representative wines of Sicily and Italy.

“The Garden” 

A botanical Mediterranean garden on the sea with its 38.000 square meters of pure natural wellneing.

Our unusual gardens have an extraordinary variety of Mediterranean sights and sounds. Here, the luxury hotel environment is perfectly combined with the concept of nature and wellbeing.

A thick succession of shapes and colors that give a sense of quietness and relaxation.

Moreover, the philosophy of the luxury hotel superbly match “green concept” and it is in this context that our hotel takes 80% of electricity needs from renewable sources such as photovoltaics and thermosolar.


Castello San Marco has created Aquae Leonis, the SPA hotel in Sicily dedicated to your complete rebalancing and rejuvenation, Aquae Leonis offers programs that include health and beauty treatments and individual treatments, massage, oriental and holistic therapies, facials and body scrubs and mud baths, manicures and pedicures, thermal paths, combined and aromatic.

Each of these corresponds to a specific target like weight loss, toning, stress relief, improved posture and reduced signs of age.

A place where time flow slowly in harmony with the environment.

Aquae Leonis SPA work in collaboration with Terme di Salsomaggiore and uses their exclusive products Tempio della salute

“Wedding & Events”

The importance of history, united with the pleasure of traditional Sicilian hospitality, creates the foundations that allow us to carry out Wedding & Events at an extremely high level: Weddings, Meetings, Conventions, Private reunions, Special themed evenings, Presentations and refined Gala Dinners:

10 years of experience and almost 1.500 succensful events

History, Nightlife, Adventure, Shopping, Delicious Food all at yours fingertips…

3 meeting hall from 10 to 350 conference and up to 300 banquet

Two professional fully equipped cooking areas

Backup spaces

Private beach

All the newest technical requirements

“The Beach”

The Hotel "Castello di San Marco" has a private beach of sand and pebbles, among which stand the black stones of Etna, which enjoys an intense blue of the sea.

Small white gazebos with their light sails, will be your refuge for wonderful relaxing days just a few steps from the water.

Immersed in nature, our private beach is separated from the hotel by a small, wooded area that gives the feeling of being on a wild island. No building overlooks the beach and turning towards the mountain you can only see trees and the majestic summit of the volcano.

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