We were lucky to stay at this gorgeous property as part of a medical conference in Sicily. There are not enough superlatives to do it justice! The location is excellent at the foot of the Greek Theatre with marvelous views from Mt Etna over the sweeping bay below and the town climbing up the hillside. The rooms are so luxurious- we were in 320 which is as large as any one bedroom flat ( but without a kitchen of course!) with a walk in dressing room and wrap around balcony. Bathroom amenities made leaving it difficult! Also a decent hairdryer is provided unlike most other hotels with wall mounted or travel varieties.the chambermaids are very fastidious and the concierge and reception staff very helpful. Breakfast was a treat and here too the staff is very friendly. The pool and gym are both excellent.another advantage over many other 5 star properties is free wifi access throughout the property ( though the use of mobile phones is discouraged in public areas) All in all, if you can afford it, or are lucky enough to stay as part of a conference,this old world charm hotel with all the mod cons is an absolute must.