Where the shimmering Mediterranean meets the Ionian Sea, along the mild, sunny northeast coast of Sicily, is The Ashbee Hotel. Built in the ancient city of Taormina, Italy, this classically elegant hotel welcomes you to relax in comfort and tranquility while you immerse yourself in the beauty of the Mediterranean. Spacious and open rooms are bathed in natural light shining through large picture windows, with bright whites and soothing tones creating a peaceful ambience. Stylishly warm and plush, you will sink into deep beds at night and soak in whirlpool baths for complete comfort. Gaze out over Mount Etna and the picturesque Sicilian coast from your balcony and sip a glass of fine local wine for a beautiful evening, and enjoy all that is The Ashbee Hotel.
Stretch out by the pool on a warm, sunny morning, or take a shuttle down to the beach for a day of sunbathing and splashing in the crystal clear waters. Take out a canoe and paddle through the surf, windsurf, or visit the beautiful beach of the Isola Bella Nature Preserve, called "The Pearl of the Ionian Sea." Hike to the top of Mount Etna, the world's most active volcano and take in the stunning views from 11,000 feet. Visit the Ancient Greek Theater, built in the third century BC, 700 feet above the Ionian Sea. Enjoy a leisurely day with a Sicilian cooking class or a wine tasting tour through the countryside. Tee off at Picciolo Golf Club in the afternoon, then stroll down Corso Umberto, the main street, for antique and ceramics shopping before a wonderful dinner. Sit down at Granduca, right on the Corso Umberto, and dine on wonderful fresh seafood, or enjoy the casual atmosphere of the Gambero Rosso pizzeria. For a taste of traditional cuisine and delightful local specialties have a relaxing meal at Zammara paired with the perfect wine. After a beautiful day exploring the city, countryside, or beautiful beach, return to The Ashbee Hotel for a peaceful night's sleep, dreaming of your next day in Taormina.