All the rooms at Castelmola's best hotel have private terraces with gorgeous grab-the-camera views of Etna. Along with a refreshing swimming pool, public spaces include a lobby, bar, and lounge that make the most of the stellar vista, plus a restaurant with a wine bar and wine store called Enoteca Divino. A shuttle to the beach, about 2 km (1 mile) away via hilly terrain, is available for €8 round-trip. The rates are a good value when you bear in mind the price-gouging
in nearby Taormina—the hotel provides a free shuttle to the town.