The beauty of Nature and the charm of History…
The Resort Donna Coraly in Sicily is a beautiful villa included in a manor farm of the XIV century, with 5 huge suites surrounded by a profusion of flowers and plants, which spreads on a 5000 mq ground. The name of the hotel is a tribute to the current owner Lucia Pascarelli‘s grandmother, Mrs. Coraly Grande Sinatra, a confident lady of the 90′ who travelled all around the world and was one of the main protagonist of the social life back then. The little city of Contrada Santa Teresa Longarini, where the hotel is located, passes on a piece of history itself, seeing it was there where the Italians and the Americans signed the armistice of the Second World War on September 1943.
The San Michele estate had indeed become the headquarter of the American troops and here the General Eisenhower gave to the estate’s owner the commemorative plaque of the armistice which ratified, under the watchful eye of the old olive tree, the falling of the Italian army. It was the 3rd of September, 1944, and olny five days later the news was already public knowledge. But the history of the commemorative plaque is very one full of adventures: the “peace stone” was stolen in 1955 by a journalist for “patriotic reasons”. A very curious story surrounding the estate says that to celebrate the armistice <<Grandma Aline ordered to her servant to bring out a bottle of Moscato wine for the solders. However, she wrongly chose a bottle of vinegar, but the Americans had their toast nevertheless, shouting that the fake wine was indeed “very, very good!”>>
Other than this funny story, the hotel offers to all the guests a place of relax and tranquillity, the perfect occasion to get away from the chaos of the daily life. Created and custom-made just like a wedding dress, every little detail inside the Resort is taken care very carefully by the owner herself. The dishes served by the private restaurant are made with fresh ingredients from the vegetable garden and the mise en place of all the tables is created with floral compositions made by Lucia. Of course, the outdoor swimming pool and the huge Spa are just as beautiful as you think.