Book directly with us to receive:

Limited edition packages with dinner and wellness program included

Early Exclusive Access to Promotions

Best Rates Guaranteed

Best Rates are also guaranteed when booking through our preferred travel advisors in addition to their individual hotel program amenities and benefits


The 'spokesman' of the Pennisi family, director of hospitality signed by Shalai

Luciano Pennisi

Luciano Pennisi is one of the five owners of Shalai, and the 'spokesperson' of the family. In a natural and spontaneous way, Luciano Pennisi has managed to instil into every action, choice, service and project the authenticity of the family’s spirit, always focusing on the guests, both in the boutique hotel and in the restaurants, Shalai and Dai Pennisi – Macelleria con cucina (in English: The Pennisi’s: Butcher Shop with Kitchen). Discreet, attentive, always present in the facilities, the Pennisi family is constantly working to ensure that everything is in the right place and that guests feel at the centre of this fantastic world on the slopes of Mount Etna. Shalai is the 'home' of the Pennisi family; Luciano Pennisi directs the hotel, while his cousin Leonardo Pennisi manages the restaurant’s dining rooms. Luciano Pennisi interprets Shalai’s vision and strategy in all its nuances, and is always available to answer any question, as every element of Shalai is a part of its history and of the history of the Pennisi family.

Unique and exclusive offers

Proposals dedicated only by booking from the website

Discover the energy of Etna, experience the hospitality of a Historic Palace, today a design boutique hotel with a Michelin-star restaurant and private SPA. Get ready to live an experience of pure hospitality and elegance with Shalai. We have prepared exclusive benefits with special offers and packages, which vary in every season of the year. Sicily, in fact, is also unique in terms of temperatures. In the middle of autumn we still breathe summer, in summer we enjoy the mild climate of the high altitudes, in spring nature is a triumph of vitality and in winter there is all the magic of the snow-capped peak of Etna. Get inspired...


Boutique Hotel
with Michelin star 2024

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

Photo Credits:
Stefano Butturini
Paola Licciardello


Via Guglielmo
Marconi, 25 95015
Linguaglossa - CT

For the purposes of the disclosure pursuant to former Article 1 paragraph 125 of Law 124/2017, it is specified that grants and subsidies received in the year 2021 are published in the National Register of State Aid.
boutique hotel and Michelin star restaurant on Mount Etna
Choose your accommodation
Book a room or a suite: intimacy, contemporaneity and well-being become the perfect synthesis of your holiday on Etna at Shalai.
Shalai Restaurant
Treat yourself to a gastronomic experience in our Michelin-starred restaurant.
Give a Gift Card
Surprise those you love with a special gift. Buy or give a Gift Card.
Exclusive Offers

Discover the proposals and exclusive packages for those book from our website. Get ready to experience pure hospitality in a charming boutique hotel with restaurant and SPA on Mount Etna.