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History

A fascinating destination for an unforgettable holiday, this "Sicilian House since 1892" belonged to the nephew of the famous Englishman Trevelyan. The property has been renovated, maintaining its original architectonic characteristics, with suggestive salons, rooms elegantly furnished with period furniture and paintings, old prints and Persian rugs.

The "Settimo Cielo" restaurant is on the sixth floor with a splendid view of Etna, the bay of Naxos and the coast from Taormina to Catania.

The hotel "Villa Paradiso" is situated in the ex-via "scesa Villagonia" and was bought from the ex-proprietor Florece Trevelyan Cacciola in 1892 by the grandparents of the current owner-family of Mr. Salvatore Martorana in 1892 from the proprietor Florence Trevelyan Cacciola, granddaughter of the famous Englishman Trevelyan. In 1914, it was transformed into the successful "Hotel Garnì" and was visited by Italian and foreign painters then in 1921 began its hotel activity with new tourist markets of Great Britain, Germany and Central and Eastern Europe.

This new phase convinced Mr. Martorana to enlarge "Villa Paradiso" from 29 beds to 49 (like a little jewel). Unfortunately, at the beginning of the Second World War its hotel activity was blocked until 1943.

The post-war renovation and the new hotel activity began late in 1948/49. Luckily, Europe continued its re-building and the tourist boom was not long following. The hotel "Villa Paradiso" is even more fascinating and welcoming than a typical "Casa Siciliana".

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