Charming Boutique Hotel

On the slopes of Etna, an experience of hospitality and pure beauty

Historical building

The charm of a 19th-century noble palace welcomes you with charm and elegance

Rooms and Suites

Design rooms and prestigious suites designed for unforgettable stays on Mount Etna

Michelin star restaurant

The refined and genuine taste of the dishes of the Michelin star restaurant on Etna, led by chef Giovanni Santoro

Spa e Wellness

A Wellness Center and SPA on Etna, where you can regenerate and experience pure relaxation

Pennisi family

The Pennisi family is a point of reference for hospitality in Sicily

Etna

The beauty and energy of the Etna volcano are the settings for Shalai
Shalai

A design boutique hotel in a historic building on Mount Etna

Shalai is pure hospitality on Etna, in Linguaglossa.
Design rooms and romantic suites with frescoed ceilings: Shalai welcomes you in an ambience of precious charm, a wellness centre and a Michelin star restaurant. Everything is here to pamper you in a refined way, tickling the taste and relaxing the body.

Shalai combines the intimately historic atmosphere of the place with a contemporary taste for design and furnishings. The rooms of the historical building of Linguaglossa, on the slopes of Etna, are an intimate and silent tale of the noble history of a place. Today, it has become a design boutique hotel that represents the passion and dedication of the Pennisi family. The restoration project of this historic building is a will of continuity, signed by the architect Lucia Papa.

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Pure hospitality

The Pennisi family has made Shalai a unique place set on Etna. At Shalai, you will experience resting, tasting, well-being and discover an aura full of energy coming from the Mountain.

At the beginning town hall, later a 19th-century Sicilian noble palace, today Shalai is still a home where Luciano and Leonardo celebrate hospitality as a pure experience.

The story of Shalai, a charming and design boutique hotel on Etna, seems like a modern day fairy tale. A family story that connects Tuscany with Sicily as its protagonist. The story begins with a glass of good wine, a dinner and the bet made by Lucia and Rosario Pennisi to transform an ancient mansion with a nineteenth-century flavour into a charming hotel. An ambitious project today is a reality of consolidated value.

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Rest

Style and charm in rooms with a unique personality.
The comfort of natural materials and the lightness of contemporary design give life to intimate environments that invite you to indulge in rest and warm tranquillity.

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Experience, comfort, elegance, design on Etna,
in Sicily.

Rooms & Suites

The perfect stay on Etna

In Shalai, Liberty style meets the taste for the modern and relaxing is guaranteed thanks to sober excellence made of soft colours, warm lights and natural fabrics.
Thirteen rooms are distributed between the first and second floors. Bright and soft colours, warm lights, natural stone and fabrics, ecological paintings: it's the definition of uniqueness and healthy environment and an intimate atmosphere, while the two Junior Suites welcome a frescoed ceiling with “gentle love” motifs. Those paintings with soft and coloured light reflected from the vaults reveal that delicate and, at times, almost romantic aspect. Few rooms, different from each other, tell a personal idea of ​​Sicilian memories. In contrast, the rooms' refinement and the service's warm courtesy make moments of relaxation more intimate than ever, for true peace of soul.
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Cozy Room

The Cozy Rooms of Shalai are rooms with an essential design with all the comforts for short stays on Mount Etna in Sicily, both for work and for discovering the area. Attention to detail ensures elegance and functionality.

INTERNAL SPACE

15/19 sqm

GUESTS

max 2 guests
  • First floor
  • Double bed
  • Design furniture
  • Balcony with balcony

Standard Room

The Standard Rooms are rooms whose watchword is comfort. Soft colours, warm lights, natural fabrics, everything is ideal for a couple's stay in our boutique hotel on the slopes of Etna. The design furnishings blend with elements of the past, inherited from the restored historic home for a very charming effect.

INTERNAL SPACE

18/21 sqm

GUESTS

max 2 guests
  • First floor (almost all)
  • Double bed
  • Design furniture
  • Balcony with balcony
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Deluxe Room

The Deluxe Rooms of Shalai are characterized by spacious and bright environments, with a shared terrace that leads from the garden to the first and second floors. Full height glass shower. Ideal for romantic getaways on Etna.

INTERNAL SPACE

24 sqm

GUESTS

max 2 guests
  • First floor (almost all)
  • Double bed
  • Design furniture
  • Shared terrace

Junior Suite

The two Junior Suites of Shalai welcome you under vaulted ceilings with Sicilian 19th-century frescoes. Unique and unforgettable details enrich the value and charm of these accommodations. Delicate nuances and modern furnishings for unparalleled comfort.

INTERNAL SPACE

24/29 sqm

GUESTS

max 2 guests
  • First floor
  • Double bed
  • Frescoed ceiling
  • Design furniture
  • Shared terrace
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Suite

With its particular bohemian charm, a romantic attic characterizes the Shalai Suite. Reserved, comfortable and very bright. It consists of two rooms and two private bathrooms. There are windows on the roof to admire the starry sky. You will fall in love!

INTERNAL SPACE

39 sqm

GUESTS

max 4 guests
  • Second floor
  • Double bed + sofa bed
  • Two bathrooms
  • Attic ceiling
  • Design furniture

Family Standard

Space, refined furnishings, comfort this is what the Shalai Family Standards offer. Enjoy a holiday on Etna with your family to combine sport and adventure, excellent food with the style and hospitality of Shalai. Join us for your vacation!

INTERNAL SPACE

24 sqm

GUESTS

max 3 guests
  • First floor
  • Double bed + single bed
  • Design furniture
  • Small terrace with balcony
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Family Deluxe

Welcome to Shalai's Family Deluxe. Our boutique hotel in Linguaglossa welcomes couples, groups of friends and families without neglecting its charm. Spacious rooms, with all the comforts and charm that only a historic residence can tell.

INTERNAL SPACE

24/29 sqm

GUESTS

max 3 guests
  • First floor
  • Double bed + single bed
  • Frescoed ceiling
  • Design furniture
  • Shared terrace
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Taste

Shalai's Michelin starred restaurant with chef Giovanni Santoro introduces the depth of Mediterranean flavours. Here the many nuances of taste follow each other: in the atmosphere, in the dish, in the glass.

Michelin star restaurant

Let's try to tell a kitchen without filters

The restaurant of the Shalai design boutique hotel is the laboratory of chef Giovanni Santoro.
His work is maniacal research of the raw material: precious meats are selected from native farms by the prestigious family butcher and processed by the kitchen brigade. The vegetables are always in season, controlled and harvested by small producers, flank a fish that arrives daily from the local fish markets and is processed both from cooked and raw using the most modern blast chilling standards. So much effort and great passion have been rewarded with the achievement of the first Michelin star in 2015.
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An authentic, sincere and original gastronomic proposal

The Shalai restaurant is characterized by a retro-style design with warm lights and a mise en place with attention to the smallest details that give an intimate atmosphere from breakfast to lunch and dinner.

Two small spaces welcome you to the restaurant. In our starred restaurant, you will find a place of calm and peace to slowly discover flavours accompanied by that family embrace capable of animating every foray into taste.
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Michelin star restaurant
Where tradition meets contamination
and the dishes are made up of intoxicating aromas and exuberant flavours.

The Chef

Giovanni Santoro

Giovanni Santoro, born in Linguaglossa, after many experiences in the kitchens of renowned Italian and international restaurants, returned to live and work "at home". The Pennisi Family welcomed Giovanni in their restaurant at the Shalai resort as the executive chef. In 2015 the Shalai Restaurant obtained the prestigious award of the Michelin Star.
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"The palate must always be pampered and never upset."
Giovanni Santoro

The Cellar

An area dedicated only to wines

The Shalai cellar is in the rooms adjacent to the boutique hotel: a quiet and reserved place, perfect for storing bottles that speak of our territory, of an Etna that dominates the vineyards with its moods and conditions. The native vines are now under the attention of wine lovers and sommeliers from all over the world. Naturally, there are plenty of national and international labels to enrich the wine list. Important champagne Maisons will accompany you, if you wish, in your most memorable moments.
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Well being

Enter the ideal environment to grant yourself a holistic wellness holiday in a place of absolute privacy.

SPA, true relaxation

The Shalai SPA is a place to take care of yourself, treating yourself to an experience that involves the senses in moments of precious relaxation. An enveloping atmosphere, a dimension of total well-being.
The wellness centre services are also available for customers who are not staying in the hotel rooms. In addition to the massage menu, various beauty treatments for the face and body are available.

By reservation, from 09:30 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 19:30.
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Your exclusive place, not far from the Etna volcano.
Where relaxation, taste and style meet ...

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Etna

The energy of the volcano, the majesty of the peak, the charm of the snow, the strength of the lava

Etna, let yourself be inspired ...

 

Find Your Perfect Place
... from a place capable of telling itself ...

 

Find Your Perfect Place
... with infinite landscapes, all to be discovered

 

Find Your Perfect Place

Linguaglossa

Shalai welcomes you in Linguaglossa, an Etnean town about 15 km from Taormina, halfway between the mountains and the sea.

Located on the northeast side of Etna, Linguaglossa represents a reference centre for summer and winter tourism, an ideal destination for a stay to discover the area. The boutique hotel's location is strategic as it makes it possible to reach fascinating and very different places quickly.

Perfect for all those who wish to combine history, nature, culture and gastronomic tradition without stress. Shalai is your timeless place, a place to take refuge and feel happy.
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Contacts

A direct line with us

Phone
(+39) 095 643128

Email
resort@shalai.it

Fill out the form for information requests

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boutique hotel on the slopes of Etna

Where are we

Address
Via Guglielmo Marconi, 25
95015 - Linguaglossa - CT



GOOGLE MAPS

How to get

At the Catania airport, continue on the A18 motorway, towards Messina, exit Fiumefreddo, and continue along the state road 120 towards Randazzo. After Piedimonte Etneo's town continues towards Linguaglossa and stays along the main road, arrive at number 82, where you will find the indicative signs.

From Messina: Take the A18 motorway towards Catania, Fiumefreddo exit, and continue along the state road 120 towards Randazzo. After Piedimonte Etneo's town continues towards Linguaglossa and stays along the main road, arrive at number 82, where you will find the indicative signs.

From Palermo: Take the A20 motorway to Brolo. Take the Brolo-Capo d'Orlando Est exit onto the E90. Continue on the A19 to Linguaglossa.

Escort service from / to the resort is available to customers upon request.

Discover the energy of Etna, experience the hospitality of a historic building, today a design boutique hotel, with a Michelin star restaurant.

45 km

45 km

from the centre of Catania
58 km

58 km

from Catania airport

Distances in minutes from the main points of interest:

> min. 5 - Golf course
> min. 10 - Castiglione di Sicilia (characteristic village)
> min. 15 - Beaches of Fiumefreddo
> min. 20 - Giardini Naxos (beaches) / Randazzo (medieval town)
> min. 25 - North Etna / Taormina
> min. 30 - Gorges of Alcantara / Port of Etna (Riposto)
> min. 40 - Catania
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Boutique Hotel with Michelin star restaurant
Pennisi S.r.l.
P. IVA: 03274670870
CIR 19087021A400322

Photo Credit:
Paola Licciardello
Stefano Butturini

Address

Via Guglielmo Marconi, 25
95015 - Linguaglossa - CT
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