Relais San Giuliano: boutique hotel in the heart of the Etna countries
A charming Boutique Hotel converted from a historic home in the heart of Etna between nature and culture. The valuable buildings of the manor house develop around the internal courtyard; the house of the farmer and the millstone restored to new splendor in respect of identity. The Relais has comfortable rooms with an elegant personality: a SPA, an infinity pool surrounded by the garden, three meeting rooms, a home fitness, a restaurant and a lounge bar for delicious itineraries in the cuisine and wines of Sicily.
The intact charm of the old house, the refined attention to furnishings and the love for details make the San Giuliano the ideal Boutique Hotel for a charming and relaxing holiday to discover Catania and the evocative Etna area.
The Relais San Giuliano is a modern Boutique Hotel ready to welcome Guests in a place of charm and elegance. The wise use of natural materials, the original shapes of the furniture and its colors weave around the Guest a harmonic scenario between past and present. The main residence houses the bright reception areas, the living areas, comfortable bedrooms and the gazebo. On a lower level there are the "Grottino", the cellar of the relais. The restaurant "I Palici" and the Lounge Bar "Palmento del Serra" have been created in the vast spaces of the Palmento which retains part of the huge press. In the volumes that housed, however, the buildings of the stables, the carretteria and the house of the farmer today insist other rooms and the SPA "Black Sand". Outside, a large infinity pool surrounded by the garden completes the charm of this authentic oasis of relaxation.
From an eighteenth-century country residence to an oasis of relaxation at the foot of the volcano. The Relais San Giuliano is a home with fascinating history, a place where nature and culture come together in a timeless emotion. The country residence of the Marquis of San Giuliano was built in the early 700s in the center of a fertile hilly area planted with vines. The prospect of the main residence and its scenic staircase looked out towards the large internal courtyard which housed the rustic bodies of the Palmento with the large barrel cellar, the farmer's house, the carretteria and the stables. The elegant residence contained the slow and patient life of the vineyard, a place of work for the massari and vacatio for the nobles who spent the hottest seasons of the year here.
Today the Relais wishes to offer its guests the sweet rhythms of life of the past and the unchanged charm of one of the most authentic places in Sicily.
"When I entered here for the first time, I imagined the past of this place, experiences of men and women engaged in the production of the vine, in making this House shine, on the days of Families lived in the sun at the foot of the volcano ... yet around me in that moment there was only ugliness, I decided then, that this place had to revive, return from decadence to beauty, with a profound recovery, not only architectural, but restoring the infinite humanity that this site had given me to the present and the future. I had to create a 200-year-long bridge, as if two centuries of destruction had never happened ... "
cit. Angelo Gruttadauria, owner of the Relais San Giuliano
In the interior spaces there is a two-storey Palmento recovery lounge bar with 106 seats amid the recovery of the pools, sofas and soft armchairs, with a large bar and a lounge where up to 120 people can comfortably sit.
By staying in one of the rooms of the Relais or in exclusive use of the entire Villa, the Guest will be able to enjoy the numerous services available to the House such as the outdoor swimming pool, home fitness, wellness & SPA Black Sand, free wifi, daily cleaning with evening room cleaning service, air conditioning cold / heat, hair dryer, satellite TV, Relais San Giuliano personalized bathroom products, safe, minibar, kettle with herbal tea, moreover, it is possible to bring pets on request.
The reception of the Relais with the House Chefs organize workshops on pastry and gastronomy to learn all the secrets of the infinite Sicilian culinary world.
The possibilities offered by the Relais San Giuliano are manifold, the Concierge service organizes for its Guests: excursions to Mount Etna off-road or in the centers of greatest cultural and artistic interest such as Taormina, Syracuse, Agrigento, Scicli and many other places of interest. art.
And also tour on a sailing boat or go fishing with local fishermen's boats in the sea of Trezza.
Its position makes it easy to reach many seaside spots such as the Timpa di Acireale nature reserve with the lava rocks of Etna or the sand of the Playa of the city of Catania.
Guests can also enjoy transfer services with the airports, or passages for excursions.
Everyone is welcome at the Relais San Giuliano.
As in a real home, the feeling is that of welcome, inclusion, affection.
We, we have no customers, we only have guests who decide for a few days to leave their home to live in another with an ancient history.
A story with a happy ending.