Tucked in the corner of the Italian island of Sicily, you’ll find Roccalumera, a commune in the Metropolitan City of Messina. Traditional villages, intense green citrus groves and stunning Mediterranean beaches make this the perfect destination for luxury travellers wanting to get away from daily life and escape to an altogether more peaceful and beautiful existence. Make sure your accommodation fits your surroundings by staying in a local B&B where hospitality is held in high esteem and where your relaxation is automatic. Read on for our guide to the top 3 best B&B’s in Roccalumera, Italy…
B&B La Casa del Vento
B&B Casa del Vento is located in the centre of the Joniche valleys, next to Val d’Agro and just a minute’s stroll from the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. A good selection of restaurants and shops can be found nearby and you can borrow bikes to explore.
Your location puts you in the heart of historic Sicily. Visit the Greek necropolis of Giardini Naxos and Taormina, the medieval castles of Scaletta and Forza d’Agro, the streets of the Godfather and the catacombs of Savoca to name but a few. If you’re feeling outdoorsy; explore on horseback, hike or mountain bike the local trails or visit the famous waterfalls at Alcantara whose valley is dominated by Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe.
The B&B itself is housed in a charming three storey villa surrounded by palm trees. As well as the guest rooms, there is a large entrance hall with an adjoining garden which makes for an ideal relaxation area. Inside the place is colourful and has a romantic, bohemian vibe.
There are 6 individually decorated guest rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms and vintage-style furnishings. Some of the rooms boast 4-poster beds and balconies or terraces. Request a second floor Superior Room for a balcony with a sea view.
A delicious Italian-style breakfast of croissants and steaming mugs of coffee can be taken either on the airy patio or in the rustic-chic dining area. And if you find breakfast altogether too delicious, you can request full board too! Your very welcoming and accommodating hosts are also available for transfers, to book excursions or boat trips and will happily help with car hire.
Il Veliero Da Carmen
You’ll find Il Veliero Da Carmen nestled in the hills overlooking the sea in the village Rocchenere. It enjoys both mountain and sea views and is only 800 metres from the sea. There are three charming guest rooms, traditionally decorated with air conditioning and heating and a fridge in the room. One of the rooms also has a private balcony so make sure to request this room. There is also wi-fi throughout the hotel and plenty of parking. The kitchen is cleverly positioned so you can enjoy your breakfast both inside or out, soaking up the views as you eat. There is also a terrace with a fantastic sea view, just the place to relax with a glass of Sicilian wine.
B&B Pietra Luce
Pietra Luce is a small and very welcoming B&B located in Allume, a small village in eastern Sicily, located between the Ionian Sea and the Peloritani mountain range. The two guest rooms are equipped with all the home comforts: air conditioning, wi-fi, flat-screen TV, kettle and you have a private bathroom! Both have beautiful balconies overlooking the Ionian Sea or the rooftops of Allume. Choose your breakfast from traditional Italian, Sicilian, continental, vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free! Your hosts are both professional sommeliers and serve good, simple food using high quality local ingredients, most coming from our own garden. Free parking is available just 10 metres from the entrance to the B&B.
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