The charm of a 19th century noble palace

Contemporary design in an aristocratic mansion in Linguaglossa, Etna

Shalai is elegance and sicilian nobility: frescoed rooms, vaulted roofs, fine majolica

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. 
The building dates back, in its current structure, to the early 1800s, when the owners of the time decided to aggregate, in a single body, several residential units with the annexed service spaces. 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. Design rooms and romantic suites with frescoed ceilings welcome guests in environments of precious charm. The restoration project of the historic residence was followed with sagacity and professionalism by the architects Lucia Papa and Paola Mariotto who gave life to a boutique hotel with a contemporary flavour.

Unique and refined details of a historic sicilian residence, today a boutique hotel on Etna



Boutique Hotel
with Michelin star

Pennisi S.r.l.
P. IVA: 05269930870
CIR 19087021A400322

Photo Credits:
Stefano Butturini
Paola Licciardello


Via Guglielmo
Marconi, 25 95015
Linguaglossa - CT

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boutique hotel and Michelin star restaurant on Mount Etna
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