Il Borgo Country Resort
An age-old farmhouse in the Alcantara Park
Bright rooms with a view of the valley
Sicilian delights at the La Macina Restaurant
Il Borgo Alcantara
Country Resort with swimming pool at Alcantara
Splendid country resort, Il Borgo is only 20 kilometers away from Taormina, in the beautiful landscape of the Terralcantara farmstead, surrounded by over one hundred hectares of olive trees, vineyards and citrus groves that gently descend towards the sea. This is truly a spectacular view for the eyes and hearts of every traveler.
Located in an ideal area to visit the Parco Gole Alcantara (Alcantara Gorges) and to go for walks along its trails, the country resort Il Borgo gives you the chance of enjoying a vacation in complete contact with nature and its products, staying in comfortable suites inside a completely renovated age-old farmhouse with a pool and restaurant.
Farmhouse near Taormina
In the heart of the Terralcantara estate, guests of the country resort Il Borgo will have the privilege of exploring the Parco Botanico e Geologico Gole Alcantara (Botanical and Geological Park of the Alcantara Gorges), a beautiful area filled with hiking trails. This area is also very much appreciated by those who love water sports.
Along the valley of the Alcantara river there’s the famous Sentiero delle Gole, an amazing trail that offers a truly unforgettable experience. A magical place thanks to beautiful views and cool havens of wonderful and uncontaminated nature. Just a few kilometers away the striking beauty of Taormina, heart of a thousand-year culture of an incomparable charm, blends with the intense blue of the sea that laps the coasts of Giardini Naxos and Taormina beaches.
Guests staying in the resort Il Borgo will have a truly unique experience. Staying in an age-old farm baglio (a typical Sicilian building) surrounded by charming landscapes and the silent breath of the land, amongst the scents of the vegetation and the varied aromas of its fruits is truly astounding. A short distance away from the Alcantara Valley and under the fierce watchful eye of mount Etna, with a view that reaches the sea, giving you unforgettable sensations and images.
One of the most fascinating places in the world, the site of an ancient center that, from the splendid Teatro Greco, descends towards the sea after having seduced its visitors with the poetic atmosphere of its little streets, interrupted by scenic terraces and inviting restaurants and bars. The more refined and seductive Sicily hides in the arms of this Mediterranean gem.
Walking along 50 meter high canyons caressed by crystal clear waters of the Alcantara river is a truly unique experience. From the lovely little beaches that take to the gullies, up to the trails that enter this fascinating landscape, the fun never ends. During the excursion you can also go river hiking and canyoning (you can rent the equipment inside the park).
How to reach us
From Messina (or from Catania), get on the A18 highway (Messina-Catania) and exit at the Giardini Naxos tollbooth. Proceed towards Francavilla di Sicilia and follow the directions for Gole Alcantara.
Continue on state road ss185 for about a kilometer, pass the Petrolo bridge until you reach the left turn for Mitogio. Take the side street and pass the bridge crossing the river. Turn left, the resort is immediately after the turn.
From the Fontanarossa di Catania Airport, take provincial road 70 and head towards Catania’s beltway (or tangenziale) continuing for Messina along highway A18. Exit at the Giardini Naxos tollbooth and follow the directions stated under ‘By car’.
With a beautiful view of the Alcantara valley and elegant traditional furnishings, the rooms of the country resort Il Borgo each have a soul of their own and are named after titles taken from Luigi Pirandello’s tales. The rooms, spacious, bright and elegantly furnished, are well kept, even down to the smallest of details and fit in with the beautiful natural landscape of the vineyards, olive and citrus groves that surround the farmhouse.
Classic (1-2 Guests)
In the resort’s cottage, a 25 sqm pleasant and cosy room. Bathroom with shower, window or balcony.
Maximum 2 guests with the possibility of adding a cot or crib.
Junior Suite (2-3 Guests)
Large 35 sqm room in the central area of the resort. Comfortable and with splendid traditional furniture, small living room and bathroom with shower or tub.
Maximum of 3 guests.
Suite (2-4 Guests)
In the heart of the resort, beautiful and spacious suite with bedroom, living room and bathroom with shower or tub. Enveloped by a charming atmosphere, with traditional furniture and small wrought-iron balconies.
Maximum of 2 guests.
- Non smoking / Smoking rooms
- Rooms with a view
- Direct phone line
- Adsl modem socket
- Wi-fi and TV
- Hot-pot for tea/coffee
- Air conditioning and heating system (adjustable)
- Welcome gift
- Socket for electric razor
- Courtesy kit
La Macina Restaurant
Alcantara Gorges Holiday Farms, typical Sicilian cuisine
In the Valley of Alcantara, La Macina restaurant offers the delights and dishes of typical Sicilian cuisine prepared and served in an impeccable manner, enhancing the flavors of ancient culinary art, which makes it famous all over the world.
The restaurant is located inside the estate of Il Borgo, where, just like in all the good holiday farms, each genuine fruit of the land is used to make a unique cuisine that revisits the famous Mediterranean food with a modern edge.
The dishes served are accompanied by careful selection of wines from the best local and national wineries, including prized bottles suggested by the expert staff of the restaurant. La Macina restaurant also has a dining room which seats 80 people and is open to the external customers.
Dining Room – Seats 80 – Typical Sicilian cuisine – Open to all – À la carte menu – Selected wines
Resort with swimming pool in Sicily
Built from the remains of an age-old farmhouse and completely renovated, the country resort Il Borgo is able to offer you all the comforts of a relaxing vacation, in a beautiful timeless environment, surrounded by the green estate of Terralcantara, a real natural paradise on earth in the valley of the river Alcantara.
With rooms and suites tended to even in the smallest of details, the resort has maintained the original structure on the outside, perfectly blending in with the surrounding landscape, a multitude of colors, suspended between the blue of the sky above and the intense green of the fields below.
The friendly staff of the resort is always available to give you precious advice on the best itineraries, trails and guided tours to the Botanical and Geological Park of the Alcantara Gullies. Guests can also reach the nearby beaches with special resort rates (Giardini Naxos and Taormina Mare) with the resort’s convenient shuttle bus service.
A very good morning
Il Borgo offers its guests a half board service, serving breakfasts with jams and other natural products grown and cultivated in the Terralcantara estate. This is truly a very delicious way of starting your day, exploring a land rich with pleasant surprises and irresistible flavors.
- Free Wi-Fi in Common Areas
- Airport/station transfer*
- Reservation of excursions *
- Reservation of guided tours *
- Rent a car *
- Luggage storage
- Safe-keeping of valuables
- Night doorman
- Laundry service *
- Animals welcome
- Internal parking area
- TV room
- * upon request, with extra charge
- Quick Info
- 24h reception
- Check-In: 2:00 p.m.
- Check-Out: 10:00 a.m
- Breakfast (7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)
- Dinner (7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.)