Castello Camemi (Historical Residences) Vizzini Scalo
Castello di Camemi of Vizzini Scalo dates back to the 15th century, when the noble Ventimiglia family chose the beautiful countryside of Val di Noto in which to realize a splendid fortified residence. The castle was, above all, the sumptuous summer retreat of Bianca di Navarra, Queen of Sicily, protagonist of any number of legends and tales of this enchanting corner of Sicily.
A vacation spent at Castello di Camemi is the equivalent of a fascinating journey back in time, experiencing the contrast between the sunny Sicilian landscapes and the luxurient garden, the imposing façade and the sumptuous interiors. The castle is a unique and unforgettable place which captures the very essence of Sicilian beauty.
Via the large entrance portal, guests access the internal court, a typical feature of the area's aristocratic residences. Castello Camemi's 14 bedrooms and suites are situated on the noble floor, and in the converted oil press and stores, all of which have conserved their antique charm. Decorated with a sophisticated combination of period and contemporary furnishings, a number of the Superior and Imperial rooms have bathrooms with luxurious hydromassage bathtub.
The ancient grain store overlooking the court now provides the unique setting for Castello Camemi's restaurant. Here, in a dining room characterized by massive stone walls, exposed wooden beam ceilings and exquisite period furnishings, guests are presented with a menu which includes delicious dishes prepared according to 18th century recipes, and a selection of rose oils, the latter a privilege once reserved for the Sicilian aristocracy. The wine cellar contains an impressive selection of the island's most important wines.
Castello Camemi's swimming pool is the perfect place where to relax, enjoying the peace and quiet of this ancient residence. In the shade of the magnificent palm tree, surrounded by an explosion of colorful bougainvillea, guests while away the hours admiring the views of the Sicilian countryside. Adding yet further to the resort's appeal, the Castello Camemi will soon have its own wellness area, equipped with Jacuzzi, Turkish bath and beauty center.
Three good reasons
- The summer residence of Bianca of Navarra, Queen of Sicily.
- The colors of the sun drenched countryside of Val di Noto.
- The exquisite Sicilian cuisine, prepared according to age-old recipes.
Contrada Camemi - 95049 Vizzini Scalo (Catania)
Tel. +39 0933 010999
Fax +39 0933 1936024
Castello Camemi amenities
- Typical Sicilian restaurant
- Swimming pool
- Banquets and receptions
- Some rooms with hydromassage bathtub
- Wellness center (opening soon)
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