Casa Cuseni

Taormina, Messina
Hotel


Step back in time at this historically important Sicilian hotel... Mimma can tell you all its stories and the gardens are a dream

Bedroom

5 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

This boxy yellow villa with views of Mount Etna over the rooftops of Taormina oozes history. Over the years it’s played host to many great literary giants and artists – Tennessee Williams, Bertrand Russell, Dali and Picasso, who gives his name to the main suite, were all guests of its aristocratic English owners. Today the daughter of the chauffeur and housekeeper, who worked for the family, owns the house. Mimma has preserved it beautifully; the stunning gardens and part of the house, including the dining room which was furnished and decorated by Frank Brangwyn and Alfred East, are now a museum as well as a hotel. Guests enter a library/reception area, and the five light-flooded bedrooms are all upstairs; the two in the towers have huge terraces and spectacular vistas; all have antique furnishings, watercolours on pastel walls and brand new beds; bathrooms have been updated but mostly this place is a ‘how to’ in preservation. Each morning breakfast – fresh fruits, homemade cakes and breads – is laid out on the top floor as you gaze out over the Bay of Naxos and plan your day touring Sicily. Fab.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
2pm - 8pm
Check out
10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Restaurants 10-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €150
5 Doubles
From €150

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Mimma Cundari

  • Casa Cuseni is home to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Grand Tour of the city of Taormina: with the famous collection of watercolors of the English Grand Tour in Sicily and in the land of the East (J.Wright, F.Brangwyn, A.East, C.A. Hunt, R.Kitson,P.Steer)
  • 104/5000 The historic garden of Casa Cuseni is perfectly preserved and was built by English artists (Sir Alfred East R.A., Sir Frank Brangwyn, Cecil Arthur Hunt, Robert H. Kitson) and Italians ( Giacomo Balla e Fortunato Depero).
  • Casa Cuseni, Maison de Charme has an extraordinary view of the Gulf of Naxos, the Etna volcano and the Garden of Casa Cuseni.
  • The Maison Casa Cuseni has been open since 1948 as the first Italian residence for writers and painters. The house has been declared an Italian National Monument. It's also part of the Great Italian Gardens.
  • Casa Cuseni for the high historical and artistic value has been declared an Italian National Monument, it is part of the Icom Houses-Museum, the Museum Houses of the greatest Italian intellectuals (Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio, Verdi, D'Annunzio, Pavarotti)
  • Casa Cuseni preserves Sir Frank Brangwyn's dining room, the only existing interior in the world by Sir Frank Brangwyn. The dining room has been defined as the best example of Arts and Crafts Movements in the world outside of Great Britain.