Castello Camemi (Historical Residences) Vizzini Scalo
Three reasons why you'll love it here
- 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
The origins of Castello Camemi of Vizzini Scalo date back to the 15th century, when the Ventimiglia dynasty moved from Genoa to the Val di Noto, and constructed a fortress which would serve as their new Sicilian residence, half way between Ragusa and Catania. The edifice was chosen as the summer retreat of the Queen of Sicily, Bianca di Navarra, subject of any number of legends in the area.
Castello Camemi is home to a series of delightful contrasts: that of the golden Sicilian countryside and the green gardens of the castle, the austere stone façade and the magnificent public rooms brimming with aristocratic Sicilian charm. An immense entrance gate opens on to the internal court yard. Castello Camemi's 14 individually appointed guest bedrooms are characterized by a pleasing combination of Sicilian antiques, stylish modern furnishings and the latest in contemporary amenities, including hydromassage baths.
The buildings once used as grain stores now house hotel Castello Cameni's Monsù restaurant. Here, in rooms embellished with splendid period furnishings, guests are served typical Sicilian specialties and dishes inspired by medieval and 18th century recipes, accompanied by an excellent selection of the island's wines.
The swimming pool is the ideal place in which to enjoy the beauty of the period residence and the sun drenched landscapes of Val di Noto. Due to open shortly, the Castello's wellness facility is equipped with hammam, relaxation area and beauty center.
Castello Camemi is strategically located, in the very heart of Southern Sicily, providing an excellent base from where to explore cities such as Siracusa, Catania and Ragusa and the Baroque marvels of Noto, Scicli and Modica.
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)