Dreaming experience in a unique territory

At Relais San Giuliano you could enjoy intense experience thanks to the possibility that only Sicily can offer.
Food and wine tasting to get the real flavor of the volcanic wines made on Mount Etna and the wonderful mix of delicious food.
For nature and adventure lovers available excursion on top of the highest active volcano in Europe, Etna, perfect also for winter sports and for a hike during summertime.
The Relais is perfectly located to discover the beauty of the volcano, the peculiar little villages surrounding the craters, the sumptuousness of Catania rich in art, history and timeless attractions; it is also a perfect starting point to discover Taormina and other UNESCO World Heritage sites.


The beauty of a vines planted inside the volcanic stratum will live you speechless.
The soil gives to the Etna’s wines some peculiarity which makes the ETNA DOC simply different. Already appreciate in the 1700, it kept the same quality even while processed with new modern method of winemaking.
In the chamber known as “Palmento”, the original wine cellar, you could feel back in time, you can enjoy a wine degustation and you can have your personal experience through Sicilia’s history and food tradition.
Complete the experience visiting our friend and partner Benanti Winery which is just a few steps away from the Boutique Hotel; take a walk between the vineyard and enjoy the beautiful landscape.

Etna and surroundings

The land around Relais San Giuliano is extended from the volcanic massif of Mount Etna until the Ionian coast, a unique land for the richness of stunning panoramas and characteristic villages to discover.
Take a look at the sommital crater of the volcano full of snow, take a walk between the beautiful forest and admire lava rivers and smoke will blows your mind.
A paradise for nature and sport lovers that can choose between many activities related with the volcano or by the sea.
A must to see are the sommital craters, the Cow Valley, the suggestive Alcantara Gorge, the Natural Reserve Oasi del Simeto, the Monastery of the Benedictine of S. Nicolò La Rena or the small towns of Zafferana Etnea, Nicolosi, Belpasso and Pedara.

Art and culture

If art and culture is what you are looking for, in Catania you will find authentic treasures from any age: the Roman Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre and the Odeon were built during the Roman Empire; the “Castello Ursino” erected in 1200 by Frederik II from Swabia; the majestic Cathedral of S. Agatha, the Baroque Piazza del Duomo and the famous Fountain of the Elephant, all included in the UNESCO World Heritage together with the Baroque charm of the Church “Collegiata.
To complete your discover in Catania don’t forget the shopping mall Via Etnea, Via Crociferi flanked by stunning buildings built in the 1700 to finish with a walk to get lost in the most typical fish market of Sicily, A Piscaria fish market.
You can also visit the Riviera of the Cyclopes from Ognina to Aci Castello and Aci Trezza. From Relais San Giuliano it is easy to reach either the Baroque cities of Noto Ragusa and Modica or the enchanting Taormina.

Relax and Fitness

At Relais San Giuliano you will have many ways to regard your body, your senses and to recover the balance.
At the SPA Sabbia Nera you can choose the treatments most in tune with your needs like massages, Jacuzzi, emotional shower, Hammam or Finnish sauna. A Pool Bar open any time in the morning around the infinity pool in the garden area to serve you a drink in an oasis of peace.
Have a swim or a drink, read a book by the pool and enjoy the sicilian sun surrounded by green. You can also go for a trekking or on mountain bikes, you can ski during winter season or ask for a guided visit to discover the amazing biodiversity of Etna National Park.