Via Alonzo Rodriguez (previously Via Carlo Caratozzolo) – Ganzirri
The hotel is in a wonderful location, just 3 km from Capo Peloro and situated between the Lake of Ganzirri and the Ionian Sea. From here, you can easily reach many well known places such as Giardini Naxos, Taormina, Milazzo, Tindari, Capo d’Orlando, mount Etna, and the Aeolian Islands.
We are just 13 km from the historic center of the city of Messina, located in Ganzirri, which is an appealing and peaceful part of the city, characterized by its well-known lakes and by being the site where the Ionian and the Tyrrhenian sea conjoin. Small whirlpools that signify the conjoinment of these two seas are visible. Located in Ganzirri is also a large pylon which in the past was used to transport electricity from Calabria to Sicily.
Our location is also very close to the Papardo hospital and an Orthopedic Institute (l’Istituto Ortopedico del Mezzogiorno d’Italia Franco Scalabrino), which are both reachable by the Hotel’s shuttle service.
We are located:
– about 2 hours from Syracuse, which is known for its ancient ruins. The archaeological park, il Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, contains the Roman amphitheater (il Teatro Greco) and the ear of Dionysius (l’Orecchio di Dionisio), a limestone carved cave which is similar in shape to a human ear. The Regional Archeological Museum, Il Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, has on display terracotta remains, paintings from the Roman Era, and scenes from the Old Testament sculpted in marble.
– about 2h 40 min from Palermo, the capital of Sicily. This city is known for the Cathedral of Palermo (Il Cattedrale di Palermo) which is from the 12th century and inside holds real tombs. In Palermo you will also find the very impressive neoclassical Massimo Theater (Teatro Massimo) which is famous for its spectacular opera performances. Other sites include the Norman Palace (il Palazzo dei Normanni), a real palace that dates back to the 9th century, and the Palatine Chapel (la Cappella Palatina) which has Byzantine mosaics. Near the port you will also find the Ballaro’ and Vucciria street markets.
– about 2h 50 min from Ragusa, which is situated at the heart of Val di Noto in south eastern Sicily, and is the capital of the southernmost province of Italy. This is an area that is rich in both natural and architectural beauty and has many great places to visit. The city sits on the Hyblaean Mountains and is close to the Irmino river. The mouth of the river takes part of a nature reserve situated between Marina di Ragusa and Donnalucata.
– about 3 hours from Agrigento, which is noted for the Akragas ancient ruins and the Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi), which is a large archeological site that contains well preserved Greek temples.