Catania welcomes a new boutique hotel

19 February 2024
Written by
Lucrezia Worthington

In a prestigious, central location

Elle is the newest hospitality project that landed in Catania, Sicily in December 2023; a charming three-roomed residence that acts as window onto the history of the Sicilian capital, overlooking the Roman amphitheater, the church of San Biagio, the Vaccarini buildings and the Palazzo del Toscano. It was Leandra – Elle – who created a concept that speaks of her colourful, creative personality by dressing up her antique palazzo and opening her heart (and doors) to guests.

Elle is a mix and match of art and design, combining different eras and styles that represent the aesthetic eyes of Leandra and Italian architect Andrea Perra; together, they designed the space by choosing to restore its ancient grandeur and complimenting it with made-to-measure furnishings; it’s neutral, earthy palette is enhanced with soft shades of blues whist the artwork, displayed around the property, also combines classic and contemporary styles from neoclassical sculptures to Sergio Fiorentino’s paintings.

The beating heart is the roofgarden, an intimate nest furnished with cast iron tables and chairs in pretty pastel pinks and blues; the sort of place you would imagine Disney princesses gather around for an afternoon tea-party. It is here, that breakfast is served every morning on delicate chinaware; a place which soon may extend to lunches, aperitifs and dinners as well.


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