Borgo San Francesco is a historical local hamlet that was restored by three brothers, and brought back to life. It is the brainchild of Tonino, one of the brothers, who is an artist, geologist/teacher and has lots of knowledge on the area. It is perfectly nestled in the Sicilian countryside and is surrounded by olive trees, orange groves and an abundance of colourful flowers. One feels immersed in nature and far from the hustle and bustle, yet it is very close to the town of Gioiosa Marea which has something for everyone with its cafes, shops and and pristine beaches (3.5 km).
There is a very special atmosphere at the Borgo, where one feels right at home. Visitors use the words ‟cozy‟ and ‟quaint″ to describe it. The Borgo is kept very clean at all times and is truly an ideal place for those seeking a high quality holiday in comfort.
Each apartment has air conditioning/ heat and is very close to the infinity swimming pool and its sundeck. The pool is in an area of the Borgo that has breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. It is a true slice of Mediterranean paradise. On hot days it is breezy with just the right temperature to stay outdoors and make the most of your stay.
Our guests can also experience traditional Sicilian and innovative Italian dishes at the Borgo′s restaurant. The restaurant was built using local materials and big panoramic windows to appreciate the scenery. (Curtains are not our thing!) There are also many other restaurants in the surrounding area. Gioiosa Marea is known as a very friendly town where one always eats well and the best thing about it are the local prices, a secret so well kept.
We take pride in what we do, so we are always there to help, whether one needs tips, travel advice or ideas on what to see. We have created our own maps and things- to- do lists, that are not always in tour books. There is also a library with books on Sicily and much more.
We are located in a strategic position; some of the day trips that we recommend are: The Aeolian Islands, Cefalù, Taormina, Mount Etna (the biggest volcano in Europe), the Canyons called Le Gole dell’Alcantara, the Nebrodi Mountain National Park, and the Madonie Mountains, the Archaeology site at Tindari, and much more. There are also many small medieval towns in the area which we suggest seeing, we will tell you more about them in person….history buffs please come visit us.