Hotel Zash

Hotel Zash

Area: Giarre, Catania
Main features: Al fresco dining, Beautiful View, Countryside, Fine Restaurant, Large Terraces, Peaceful, Rural, Sauna, Stylish, Swimming pool, and Wellness centre
Price per night:

This stylishly renovated ex-winery combining past and modern aesthetics is situated in the lush countryside outside Catania on Sicily’s east coast.

At a Glance

  • Countryside hideaway
  • Large swimming pool and lounging area
  • 17 rooms some with views to Mount Etna
  • Extensive grounds for walking and jogging
  • Outdoor space for relaxing and dining
  • Michelin star Restaurant led by Giuseppe Raciti
  • Sicilian SPA with Wellness
  • Food and wine pairing


The general feeling is that of “once a farmhouse, always a farmhouse”. Located 20 minutes from the sea and only 20 minutes from the vibrant city of Catania and is overlooked by the majestic Mount Etna. It obviously includes a space for a vegetable garden too!


Zash is a fine farmhouse dating back to the turn of the century and has been the owners’ family holiday home for several generations. In the sixties, citrus fruit crops replaced its grapevines and recently, the enterprising Paola Maugeri, has transformed it into an award-winning boutique hotel by opening its doors to visitors.

A quiet elegance prevails where the new additions are boldly combined with old traditions.

The bedrooms’ white walls, oak wood floors and the odd touch of lava stone combined with glass and contemporary details make a relaxing feast for the eye and for the spirit. Zash’s seventeen rooms are distributed between the main house, the winery and the garden. The grand suite in the main house has a living room as well as a double bedroom. The house faces Mount Etna which, by an imaginative use of mirrors, can be seen from many angles.

See below for the choices of rooms.

Special features


  • 13 hectares of grounds covered in orange and lemon trees with an all-year round offering of sparkling leaves, scented flowers and juicy fruits.
  • The large swimming pool is minimal in its clean lines and respectful of the spacious green surroundings. The outdoor area offers comfortable armchairs as well as outdoor eating amenities.
  • Naturally…Zash , is a Sicilian Spa for a contemporary wellbeing as they call it, opened in 2017. We say its wonderfully modern and mysterious as the cellars where the wine once rested have morphed into a place of relaxation and well-being for the mind, body and soul.Center stage is dominated by the pool made of Etna lava stone, surrounded by the original stone works of the build with a large view to the orange grove. All is tactile and warm, from the wooden deck beneath your feet to the intimate spaces of the hammam and sauna infused with lush garden aromas. With sauna, Turkish bath, pool with air bubble massage, emotional showers expertly designed to stunning effect and the possibility to book massages, this flawless Spa exceeds even the highest expectations.
  • The restaurant takes place inside the old grind mill and winery that lead to an intimate dining area and a well-stocked bar along with a wine cellar. The cuisine is aligned with the design. Talented and passionate Michelin star, Chef Giuseppe Raciti creates tasty, light and refined dishes to the “slow” dimension of flavors.


  • Closest airport: Catania, 40 minutes by car
  • Closest town: Riposto, 10 minutes by car, Taormina: 30 minutes by car
  • Closest beach: Port of Riposto,
  • Etna excursions and surroundings: Expect a 45 minutes’ drive.

Bear in mind

There is a trainline near the property and can be heard from some of the rooms.

Location is remote and you will need some form of transform to get you anywhere. You can use the bicycles provided at Zash for free.

Prices in euros

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  • Prices are per room per night based on two people sharing and include breakfast
  • Rooms for single use have a €25 reduction
  • Grand Suite prices are intended for 4 persons in two rooms
  • Children up to 4 years old are free
  • Minimum stay: August 5 nights, Christmas 2 nights, Easter and New Year’s eve 3 nights.

Discounts applicable in low season:

  • 20% discount for more than 6 nights (all rooms)
  • 15% discount for 4 to 6 nights (all rooms)
  • Early Booking: bookings made 60 days or more prior to arrival
    • Minimum stay 2 nights 10% discount
    • Minimum 3 nights 15% discount

Extra services available on request:

  • Transfer to/from hotel
  • Personal trainer
  • Personal shopper
  • Baby sitting
  • Dog sitting
  • Facial and body treatments
  • Massage
  • Access to the beach lido
  • Laundry room
  • General Hotel Information

    • Large swimming pool (21m x 6m)
    • In the countryside
    • 9 rooms
    • Extensive grounds for walking and jogging
    • Outdoor space for relaxing and dining
    • Lounge Bar
    • Restaurant is indoor or outdoor depending on weather
    • Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel
    • Wellness centre with sauna, turkish bath, pool with air bubble massage, emotional showers and the possibility to book massages
  • Room information

    • Air-conditioning/Heating
    • Wi-Fi
    • Flat screen LCD TV
    • Safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Cordless telephone
    • Minibar
  • More things to do

    • Cycling tours in and around the area
    • Sailing and motorboat tours
    • Yacht and sailing boat hire
    • Wine and food tours
    • Mount Etna with a guide
    • Personal Yoga teacher
    • Quad riding
    • Skiing on Mount Etna
    • Helicopter tours
    • Horseriding
  • Map location


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