Steve Bleach wrote for The Sunday Times, "The best view in Sicily? It has to be from the pool terrace at Villa Sonia, Castelmola. The hotel is set on a craggy perch high above pretty Taormina - and there's nothing between you and Etna. It's bewitching by day, and even more so during nature's nightly fireworks.
Roland Ellison, Commercial editor for the Mirror online wrote...
Just an hour or so from the sandy beaches of the south east, the climb to the Hotel Villa Sonia, perched on top of Taormina, was a complete change of scenery. The hotel has a gorgeous pool terrace and an unrivalled view of Sicily’s smoking volcano, Mount Etna, which was visible from our bed. With its steep climbs, cable car to the beach, street performers, hawkers and teeming town centre, Taormina was by far the most touristy of the place we visited, and we warmed to its pretty pebble beaches and the mountain-top village of Castelmola up the hill from our hotel. To read Roland's article in full, click here