Salvatore and Karin Welcome You to Graniti, a Small Village Surrounded by Hills

Full of Pine Trees, and Far from the Touristy Hustle and Bustle of the Coastal Town.

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A few years ago, Karin & Salvatore began to renovate old, abandoned village houses in Salvatore's birthplace, to prepare them in rustic Sicilian style, and then to rent them first to friends, and now also to holidaymakers. One followed another, and so the "village hotel" was built in Graniti.

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Graniti is a small village near Taormina, surrounded by hills full of pine trees, olive trees and Sicilian macchia.


lived in Switzerland for a long time, then some years ago, they moved to Graniti, Sicily, to Salvador's birthplace. Here, they fulfilled their dream of producing local products and hosting guests.

From 39 € per person per night

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Casa Sicula Graniti, Sicilia
  • 10 rooms
  • 21 Beds
Included services
  • Air Conditioner
  • parking
  • TV
  • Internet / W-Lan
Host language
  • English
  • German
  • 1 adult p. night +50€ final cleaning
    50 €
  • 2 adults p. night +50€ final cleaning
    70 €
  • 3 adults p. night +50€ final cleaning
    105 €
  • 4 adults p. night +50€ final cleaning
    120 €
  • 2 adults +1-2children +50€ final cleaning
    100 €
  • Children up to 3 years gratis
    0 €

The houses and apartments are all located in the immediate vicinity of the central main house - Villa Sicula, where the two hosts live, and where the reception is located. Most of the holiday accommodations are autonomous - meaning they have, amongst other things, a separate kitchen, so that guests can provide for themselves, and design their holiday freely. Casa Nina: is the birthplace of Salvatore. Lovingly renovated in Sicilian style with hand-painted ceramic tiles, terracotta tiles, stone arches, and much attention to detail. The apartment ranges over three floors with a double bedroom, comfortable kitchen, and bathroom. 4-5 (6) persons, with air conditioning, bathroom, kitchen, 120m2 Casa Turi: is a small village house just off the church of San Sebastiano, with a balcony and a view of flowering oleander trees, and life in the Piazza. From the entrance, a wooden staircase leads to the first floor, where the living-dining room, a small, well-equipped kitchen with gas stove, dishwasher and refrigerator, as well as the comfortable bathroom with shower are located. An open staircase leads to the gallery, where a comfortable double bed invites you to dream under the window of the roof. 2-4 persons, with air conditioning, bathroom, kitchen, 80m2 Casa Iris: a redwashed, newly renovated two-storey village house with many loving details. The available apartment is located on the ground floor, directly on the Corso. The cozy living-dining-kitchen is the turning point of the apartment, and opens - quite Sicilian - to the Corso, so that you can sit outside in the evening, observe the village life, and have a chat with the neighbors. 2-4 persons, with air conditioning, bathroom, kitchen, 100m2 Casa di Luce: a spacious, newly renovated apartment on the first floor of a house with three parties. The spacious entrance opens onto the corridor, and to a bright living-dining room and a kitchen with breakfast bar. 2 persons (+1), with air conditioning, TV, kitchen, bathroom, 80m2 Casa di Katja: is an old, recently renovated typical Sicilian village house. It is right next to the church of San Sebastiano, the patron saint of Graniti. The flowering oleander trees in front of the entrance doors can already be seen on old photographs from 1960. The rooms are all on one level, and can be reached without stairs. The fully equipped kitchen is located on the street side of the house with a large terrace, which opens onto Katja's olive trees. 4 people, kitchen, bathroom, 100m2 Le Stanze di Mirjam: is located in a historic 19th century building, located in the old village center of Graniti. There are two beautiful guest rooms with salon, bathroom, and spacious terrace. One room has a double bed, and the other has two single beds. The rooms share a very large bathroom with a shower and bathtub. The rooms have a parlour, which serves as an entrance area. All rooms have a large balcony with views of the rooftops of Graniti. The house’s large terrace with a sea view can be shared. 2 + 2 persons, lounge, TV, WiFi, bathroom, 60 m2


Graniti is an ancient village, far from the hustle and bustle of the coast, surrounded by hills full of pine trees, olive trees, and Sicilian macchia. In winter and spring, it’s an ideal starting point for hikers and bikers. The people are very friendly, and life runs in "slow" - ideal to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and to let your mind wander. Shops, bakers, butchers, pizzeria, and some bars, post office, pharmacy, and petrol station are found in the village. Excellent restaurants for fish, Sicilian specialties, and meat can be found in the surrounding area. With its 1700 inhabitants in the municipality of Valle Alcantara, Graniti is 20 minutes away from the chic Taormina, and 10 minutes away from the beach of Giardini-Naxos. Etna, Syracuse, Catania, and the Aeolian Islands are easily accessible in day trips. A car is recommended. Participation in village life: You can learn how to make a real tomato sauce and the olive oil with us. We will work together and have a lot of fun! Here are two videos, making tomato sauce and of course also making olive oil Have a look;)

Karin & Salvatore Host

We came from Switzerland and moved to Sicily a few years ago, to Graniti. Before that, we had a bar and a delicatessen shop in Switzerland, and now we have fulfilled our dream in Sicily. More time to live, slow down the rhythm, more sundays, trips to the sea, eating and cooking with friends and guests from all over the world ... Sicilian life. We organize various activities such as cooking courses, workshops, hikes, olive harvests, and the local population. A new project is the Artistic Residences, where artists can live in our houses for free, decorating old walls with beautiful murals in return.