Thanks to its location, the Main Palace Hotel is the perfect hotel for a seaside holiday, letting you enjoy the art and culture of Taormina, Catania and Syracuse and discover spectacular natural landscapes of the Etna or Alcantara Parks.

In addition to the pleasant breeze that cools the Costa Jonica, guests at Main Palace Hotel can enjoy the nearby beach - reserved just for them and fully equipped - where you can bathe in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean.

The hotel is perfect for those travelling by car – at just 200 meters from the A18 highway exit – and is perfect for those who travel by plane as well: the international hub of Catania is in fact less than 80 km away and there is regular bus service bringing you to the Roccalumera train station in just 50 minutes.


A little less than 20 kilometers away, the ‘Pearl of the Ionic’ drops into the sea creating a dreamlike landscape, composed of green hills, a thousand year old culture, tradition and elite tourism. Walking its streets, full of restaurants, elegant boutiques and artisan shops is no less exciting than attending shows at the Greek Theater, entering the Duomo of San Nicola or admiring the sunset from the terrace overlooking the Gulf from Piazza IX Aprile. Pure magic.

Etna Park

The atmosphere that surrounds the slops of the largest active volcano in Europe reminds one of the moon even though moments before you are walking through its crater, you pass through woods, vineyards and Mediterranean shrubs. This spectacular natural paradise hosts modern ski facilities during the winter that are a real treat for ski enthusiasts with their ocean views. The park is an hour away from Roccalumera by car.

Catania and Syracuse

Travelling south along the coast, you'll arrive in Catania, one of the largest and most vital cities in Sicily with its marvelous Norman cathedral, a perfect example of Baroque architecture that typifies the historic center. 50 minutes from Catania, the fascinating Syracuse welcomes you with a splendid Greek theater, the Roman Amphitheater and the Ear of Dionysius, the unique artificial grotto that is the summer home of cultural shows and events.

Riviera Marina at the Island of Cyclops

Less than an hour from Roccalumera, all divers will love the 35 hectares of seabed of the Cyclops Sea, a maritime area between Acitrezza and Acicastello. A world submerged between the rich colors of rare vegetable species and infinite types of fish. A day dedicated to nature and the unquestionable charm of Greek mythology.

Alcantara Gorges

Visitors to Sicily have the pleasure of visiting the Alcantara river basin. Inside the botanical and geological park - with more than one hundred hectares of orange and olive trees - you can admire the pools, lakes and waterfalls that wind through the enchanting pathway amongst the rocks. The park offers free parking, picnic areas, bars and restaurants.

Business and Culture

Messina and Catania are two of the most important Sicilian cities, commercial and industrial centers essential for the economic life of the region. Both university campuses house international conferences, seminars and cultural events. The Main Palace Hotel is near the exit for the main road to Catania (65 km) and Messina (35 km).
Main Palace Hotel
Via Cristoforo Colombo
98027 Roccalumera (ME)

How to get here

BY AIR | The international Fontanarossa Airport in Catania is 75 km from Roccalumera. The connection is guaranteed by the Interbus line that arrives at the Roccalumera station in about 50 minutes. From here, follow the directions under ’By Train'.

BY TRAIN | The Roccalumera train station is on the Catania – Messina railway line.  Once you get to the station, you can reach the hotel by taxi or by shuttle (reserve this when you make the reservation). The trip lasts 5 minutes. 

BY CAR | Take highway A18 (from Messina or Catania),  exit at Roccalumera and turn left on SS114.  Travel corso Umberto I for 250 m and then turn right on via Longo. Then turn right on lungomare Cristoforo Colombo where the Main Palace Hotel awaits. 

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Main Palace Hotel - TAORMINA SEE - Via Cristoforo Colombo - 98027 Roccalumera (ME), Italy - Tel. 0039.0942.744806 - Fax 0039.0942.744503 -info@mainpalacehotel.com