Palazzo Previtera

Embarking on a picturesque drive alongside the majestic Mount Etna, with the imposing volcano as your backdrop, you’ll find yourself arriving at the charming village of Linguaglossa and the enchanting Palazzo Previtera.

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Alfio, the gracious host, extends a warm welcome as he invites guests into his ancestral abode. This bed and breakfast has been a cherished part of his family for over 350 years. Alongside his parents, Alberto and Mariella, Alfio dedicated a decade to meticulously restoring the pre-Baroque structure and the antique furnishings it houses.

The seamless infusion of designer pieces, including a 1970s sofa by Vico Magistretti and a chaise longue by Antonio Citterio, introduces a contemporary flair that harmoniously coexists with the impeccable preservation of historical charm.

An exquisite botanical garden envelops the premises, encompassing four rooms and two self-sufficient apartments. Within this lush sanctuary, an array of plant and flower species flourish – from the age-old cherry tree to Asian and Sicilian frangipani, delicate white and pink lotus, apricots, aromatic Arabic jasmine, and an impressive collection of over a hundred rose varieties.

Positioned above the garden, a balcony provides a vantage point to catch a glimpse of Mount Etna’s brooding crater. This idyllic spot also serves as a launchpad for embarking on an eight-hour guided hike (or a more leisurely jeep excursion) to the summit of Mount Etna or an exploration of the vineyards and wineries that grace its slopes. For a relaxing day by the sea, the charming town of Taormina is merely a 20-minute car ride away.


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