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Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort & Spa ★★★★

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  • The fabulous location surrounded by greenery, overlooked by the great Mount Etna - a breathtaking scene.
  • Playing golf on the slopes of the largest volcano in Europe. Designed by renowned architect Luigi Rota Caremoli in 1989, this is the first 18-hole course in Sicily.
  • The fine dining at La Ghiandaia, with the vivid flavours of locally sourced products grown in the rich, volcanic soil - traditional Sicilian cooking served with regional wines.
  • Enjoying the sublime hotel SPA - complete with sauna, ‘water paradise’, hydromassage pool, Turkish bath, herbal tea corner and a gym. The wide range of face and body treatments make this a haven of well-being.
Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort & Spa ★★★★

I burn, I pine, I... dine and drink fine wine in the luxurious lap of Mount Etna.

By Rhona Pearce, VeryChic correspondent
Mount Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe. “Shooting out globes of flame, with monster tongues that lick the stars...” Virgil gives us what was probably a first-hand description of an eruption in his epic poem, 'Aenid'. Not, perhaps, the most serene, inviting place to visit? Think again. Its fertile soil creates rich land for agriculture and orchards, and gives life to its extensive vineyards, making the lower slopes of the mountain and the plain of Catania in the south a verdant idyllic jewel in Sicily's crown. Right in the heart of such an abundance of green lies Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort & Spa, a peaceful, heavenly retreat, far from the hellish heat of those fires that are said to have forged thunderbolts for Zeus.

Superior Room

Stay in a Superior Room for up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

Superior Room
Superior Room
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    Surface area: 37 m²
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    Bed types: 1 large double bed or 2 single beds and 1 sofa bed
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    Bathroom with: bath, toilet, hair dryer, towels, complimentary toiletries
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    Room with: views of the park and Mount Etna, lounge area, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, telephone, safe, air conditioning, desk, heating, minibar, fridge, Wi-Fi

    * Additional adult bed (ages 12+) available on request and with a confirmation from the hotel (for a surcharge)

Deluxe Room

Stay in a Deluxe Room for up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
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    Surface area: 35 m²
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    Bed types: 1 large double bed or 2 single beds and 1 sofa bed
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    Bathroom with: shower, bath, toilet, hair dryer, complimentary toiletries
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    Room with: shared balcony with park views, flat-screen TV with satellite and pay-per-view channels, telephone, safe, air conditioning, desk, heating, minibar, fridge, wake-up service/alarm clock, Wi-Fi

    * No additional beds available in the room
  • 24-hour reception
    Check in from 3pm and check out by midday
  • 98 rooms (non-smoking - smoking permitted on the balcony)
  • Wi-Fi available for free in the rooms and common areas of the hotel
  • 2 restaurants:
    Il Palmento: serves gourmet cuisine (open every day from 12:30pm to 3pm)
    La Ghiandaia: serves gourmet cuisine (open from 7:30pm to 10pm)
    Menus adapted for specific dietary requirements available on request and with confirmation from the hotel
  • Half board option available at the time of booking with VeryChic at a rate of €34 per adult and €24 per child, per night - includes breakfasts and 3-course dinners (drinks excluded)
  • 2 bars:
    Il Palmento (open 9am to 5pm)
    Bar Birdie (open 3pm to 11pm)
  • Spa (ages 16+): 1000m² with sauna, Turkish bath, hydro-massage, water paradise, hydro-therapy pool, relaxation room, tea corner, massage cabin, beauty centre
    Open every day from 10am to 6pm
    Take a look at the spa menu here.
  • Pool (towels provided)
  • Picciolo Golf Club: 18-hole golf course, 72.5870 metres
    Open from 8am to 8pm in summer and 8am to 6pm in winter
    Terrain with 16 locations of which 5 are covered, putting green, pitching green, bag rental, golf carts and manual carts, locker rooms (toilets, showers and lockers), pro-shop
  • Outdoor parking (unsupervised) available for free
  • The establishment provides disabled and limited mobility access on request and with confirmation from the hotel
  • Small pets are permitted in the establishment at a rate of €20 per night
  • Be it on foot, by 4x4, cable car or a helicopter ride, be sure to make it to the top! The stunning lunar landscapes, flaming oranges and verdant greens below make it breath-taking in itself, and if you are lucky enough to be treated to a fiery display by the majestic Mount Etna, then that will be the cherry on top.
  • Explore the abundant wildlife in the heart of the Etna and Nebrodi natural park by the Alacantara River for an unforgettable exotic experience.
  • Visit the 'St Tropez' of Sicily, Taormina, famous for its glamorous visitors such as Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. It is an ancient, charming village clinging to the edge of the mountain, suspended between sky and sea, just a twenty minute drive from the resort.
  • Etna wine tasting at Tenuta delle Terre Nere! Organically cultivated since their beginning in 2002, this has grown to become one of the most highly regarded wineries in the region. Passion, respect, boldness and sustainability all leave their mark and make it well worth your while to visit and sample some for yourself.
    Contrada Calderara, sn 95036 Randazzo (CT), Sicily, Italy
    +39 095/924002

Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort & Spa ★★★★



Castiglione of Sicily


The Il Picciolo Etna Golf Resort & SPA **** is located in Sicily, at the foot of Mount Etna. The nearest airport is Catania–Fontanarossa Airport, just over 1 hour's drive.


  • Catania–Fontanarossa Airport (CTA), also known as Vincenzo Bellini Airport, is Sicily's main airport. It is located 4.3 km / 2.6 mi southwest of Catania, and around 69km / 43mi (1 hour and 6 minutes') drive from the hotel.

    The airport receives direct flights from many European capitals and major cities, although many of the airlines only operate to the airport seasonally.

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  • VeryFlexible: cancellation and refund available up to 7 days before your arrival, to the same card used when booking (the booking fee is retained, and for all bookings of more than 500€, an additional processing fee of 50€ will be retained)
  • 2 to 5 night minimum stay according to the dates selected at the time of booking
  • Local tourist taxes are included in the VeryChic prices
  • The total amount of your stay will be debited upon booking. If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Service
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