Romeo Castle is a charming 17th century manor located in the randazzese district of Montelaguardia. From here dominates the territory of Alcantara from a natural terrace with the Etna volcano behind. Entirely restored, it offers 9 elegantly furnished rooms, including the room that once belonged to Princess Mafalda, complete with period furnishings, and a renowned restaurant serving traditional Sicilian dishes.
Castello Romeo History
At the entrance of the Romeo Castle some plaques recall the passage of kings and queens who found hospitality here; in particular the marquises Romeo delle Torrazze entertained close ties with the royal family of Savoy: guests were Princess Mafalda of Savoy and, before them, in 1911 Vittorio Emanuele III with Queen Elena, while in 1922, it was the turn of Umberto II .
Located a few minutes from Randazzo, medieval center on the slopes of Etna, famous for its many churches and for being the summer seat of the Aragonese court, the Castle is enclosed in a long wall with a more decorative and defensive function, as evidenced by the numerous openings and the large stone arch from which you enter the property. Unusual colors like yellow, pink and red cover the walls and the façade, both crowned by an elegant swallow-tailed battlements. Inside intimate rooms and collections alternate with representative halls full of splendor, with ceilings embellished with frescoes, furniture and period objects.
The cuisine of the restaurant is strictly based on local local specialties, proposing the dishes of Sicilian gastronomic tradition in menus that represent real journeys of taste in which culture comes to life in the ingredients. The winery offers a wide and refined selection of local and national labels to accompany the dishes. A gastronomic excellence also rewarded by the numerous awards that chefs Giuseppe and Salvatore Scrivano have obtained over the years, crowning a long professional career marked by the love for Sicilian.