“A true gem of a Boutique Hotel in Taormina, Sicily”
The Villa Carlotta is a luxury boutique hotel with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and Mount Etna, within a short walk of Taormina town center. My husband and I recently had the pleasure of staying at this exclusive Sicilian Villa in October. We stayed at Villa Carlotta two years ago and just "HAD" to return!
Villa Carlotta is a family-run Villa, a Villa we cannot get out of our minds. There is so much to write about – the staff, rooms, views, pool and the FOOD!!!
The staff at Villa Carlotta treats you like family from the moment you arrive. The owners Andrea and Rosaria Quartucci are truly amazing people that want to give you the ultimate Sicilian experience (thank you Olga, Simone, Ricardo, Alberto, Maria, Natalie, Shevin, Dilan, Marco and amazing Chef David and pastry Chef Salvatore and the rest of the staff).
The rooms are absolutely beautiful from the decor, linens, comfortable beds and cleanliness to the spectacular views of the turquoise Mediterranean Sea. Waking up to the sunrise with the vibrant hues was incredible. Swimming and relaxing by the outdoor pool was so delightful after the perfect day of exploring the magnificent Greco Theater and walking around the charming town of Taormina, both of which are a short walk from the Villa. The Taormina town center has so much to offer – Piazza del Duomo, shopping and people watching along Corso Umberto and so much more.
There are also many delightful common areas around the Villa where you can take in the views of the sea and Mt. Etna or read a book in the library with a glass of wine or an espresso. There is nothing more glorious than eating breakfast on the roof top terrace of the Villa Carlotta where one can see the majestic Mt. Etna and the Sea. The breakfast is incredible with so many choices from traditional Sicilian and Italian cuisine. I am still dreaming of those breakfasts. One afternoon we were honored to partake in a cooking lesson from Chef David. We learned to make some delicious dishes and participate in the preparation and presentation while enjoying delicious Sicilian wine. Later that evening, we had the most amazing dining experience out on the terrace accompanied by a full moon. They use nothing but the freshest ingredients preparing their Sicilian dishes. The locally caught fish and pistachio crusted cannoli were highlights of the dinner. Thank you Chef David. Fantastico!
My husband and I are planning another trip to Sicily and, yes, we are going back to Villa Carlotta, back to our home away from home.