I Merli E I Malvizzi is at the base of Mount Etna, 18 km from Catania. It offers a free shuttle service to Nicolosi, 1.5 km away, and free parking and Wi-Fi. Each room is decorated in a different style, and most have views of Mount Etna. All are equipped with air conditioning, a TV and a private bathroom. Sicilian tradition is very strong at I Merli E I Malvizzi- the breakfast buffet includes typical cakes and pastries, and there is a small library which includes a number of books on Sicilian history. Staff at the 24-hour reception can organise car hire, and ski passes for Mount Etna’s slopes. Hotel guests have discounts at the Etna cableway, 15 km away.