Easily accessible, close to the Palermo/Messina Catania Highway 20 km approx.. the center of Palermo in the Comune di Altavilla Milicia, small town founded by Normans around 1060 after the Arab domination. Altavilla in reference to the site located on a hill that dominates the step and the sea from Capo Zafferano to Cefalu.
The Altavillesi are very devout Madonna Milicia, the miraculous event and the framework that the depicts, with a stunning similarity with that of Loreto, because it is the cornerstone of the popular religiosity.
On 8 September feast you participate with pilgrimages and offers from across the province. From the inside of the sanctuary is accessed Museum which contains a rich collection of former vote and four hundred V.F.G.R. (voting done received grace).
Seven kilometres of beaches and a large reserve natural. The most exclusive Beach is that reserved for the guests of the tourist complex because there is another access to from inside the hotel, unless you arrive by sea.
The beach is dominated by a coastal sighting Norman Tower and from here derives the name hotel and Resort "Torre Normanna", easily and quickly, you can make more interesting excursions: -Palermo and Monreale; Cefalu, Aeolian Islands; Agrigento, Segesta, Selinunte; Etna Taormina; Theaters, museums, cinema of the city of Palermo can be reached in less than thirty minutes.
The view of the hotel is the best that you could find The hotel caters to pensioners and family The food is not the type of food that you will enjoy with a glass of wine Not the typical Italian food The service is standart
Aged structure stuck in the seventies. the only bright spot is the private beach, but everything else is poor: rooms are basic; the breakfast is boring - and you need to pay for your espresso; cutlery and dishes not always clean. they charge you to use a shuttle bus (old van, needless to say) to the nearest village. drinks at the bar are very expensive. Not sure when they got their 4 stars, if ever.
A hotel for Italian pensioners and small children, although the latter would be a problem because they don't like to bathe! Yes, dear, this is the first hotel in my life to date where guests had to have a swimming cap in the pools and to make it clear it is not about money (they cost 1 euro) but the fact that most do not like swimming in caps. But the hotel definitely has years of splendor behind it, not only four, only max 2.5 stars, rooms not first clean, half of the stuff does not work, e.g. fridge, air conditioning (so no joke) etc .. Chaos in the canteen waiters from the past era no overwhelmed by whoever is sitting, very poor food, poor drinks too. Monotonous and poor breakfasts. Rooms with a sea view for an additional fee of over 20 euros, towels for the beaches and swimming pools (which few people used because swimming caps) for an additional fee + deposit. Note the outlets, despite the fact that Europe has three pins, the voltage agrees. The only bright spot is the private hotel beach with deckchairs and umbrellas which can be reached by elevator, although the rocky one is just a fairy tale. Animators do what they can, but for children. Overall, I do not recommend.…
Wed spent A wonderful week at hotel and we were entertained by great animators such as:Salvatore Rasa,Babacar Ndione nad Marią Sileno. I would strongly recommend them nad would love to see their performance again, next year at Torre Normanna in Sicilia.
I have been at Torre Normanna more than once. The hotel is fantastic and really clean. The staff at the reception are very kind and the cleaners are amazing ( you won’t even notice they have been in there). This year in particular, the food has been astonishing. The new chef is very talented and the food is always fresh and really tasty. In addition to this we have been there during one of the “Pizza Party”, when they cooked pizzas in the proper oven outside the terrace above the swimming pool. The animation equipe is very professional and funny. They really work hard to give a live show every evening in addition to all the games and activities they do during the day. Overall Torre Normanna is a place where you leave a piece of heart.