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Ravello | PalazzoAvino

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Palazzo Avino
by: Erina Pindar |

WHY: Italian Adventure
WHEN: October, 2013
WHO: Our resident honeymoon expert, Katie Frederick!
Find your lounge chair, order a signature granita (with whipped cream of course) & you’ll never want to leave.

- Details, Details -

TYPE: A romantic sea side hideaway on the Mazzarò Bay.  

ROOMS: 60 suites and bedrooms


POOL/GYM: Villa Sant'Andrea's infinity pool is my second favorite, right behind Hotel Caruso/The gym is small but beautiful, and it has everything you need for a great workout

RESTAURANT: Oliviero Restaurant offers fresh and fabulous seafood dishes. Guests can also eat at the outdoor bar for a more casual seaside lunch

 BAR: The hotel has both an indoor and outdoor bar, where visitors can sip on creative cocktails and listen to live music.  One of our favorites was the refreshing Octopus!

VIBE:  Fun & authentic with a lot of personality, laid-back elegance at its best.  During the day, get ready to lay on the beach, swim in the crystal clear water or explore the grottos.  In the evening,  don your beach-chic evening gear for dinner and be ready for some dancing and fun courtesy of the residence pianist, Carmelo. 

WI-FI: Complimentary and reliable throughout the property, even down at the beach!  

KIDS: Child friendly and equipped with a kids club.  

LOCATION: Taormina Mare is directly on the turqoise beach of Mazzarò Bay and just a 3-minute cable car ride to the center of Taormina and it's sister property, the elegant Grand Hotel Timeo

WHEN TO GO: The hotel is open seasonally between April and October

SmartFlyer Exclusive Amenities:

VIP courtesies in your room
Complimentary upgrade based on availability at time of check-in
Complimentary high-speed internet access with any room type booking
A $500 gift voucher for all purchases of $5,000 or more


- A Few Things -

Villa Sant'Andrea is situated just outside of the center of Taormina, directly on the beach. Here you'll find some of the most beautiful turquoise water and an infinity edge pool overlooking the coastline. The hotel is elegantly decorated but laid-back. Its boutique nature means no crowds and the attentive service that would guests expect at any Orient-Express property. There's no better place to enjoy drinks than at Villa Sant'Andrea's outdoor bar, while being serenaded by the local pianist. When you're ready for a change of scenery, jump in the hotel's complimentary shuttle and take a ride up to Grand Hotel Timeo. Guests of Villa Sant'Andrea are welcome to enjoy the property's pool and amenities free of charge. This five star beachfront property in Sicily shouldn't be missed.