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  • Dear Mrs Elaine Masters,
    I’m Alberto Piro, the Hotel Bosco Ciancio director (

    I would like to invite you to stay a few days in our hotel. I made a few renovation this year and I’m going to make new ones for next year.
    You are an expert in travel, therefore your opinion will be very important for me also to improve the hotel services for my guest.

    You are welcome to visit Bosco Ciancio anytime, so that I have the chance to transmit your my passion for this beautiful and ancient place and my love for the magnificent mount Etna.

    It follows a brief description of our hotel.

    Bosco Ciancio, with its 30 hectares of chestnut trees, is the main structure of what was once one of the largest Etna estates, the old farm of the Ciancio Dukes. The Baglio is located inside the Etna Regional Park; Bosco Ciancio is a historic building from the 1800s that has been accurately and passionately restored; a perfect example of the traditional rural architecture of the Etna area. Hall, bar, restaurant, solarium and 15 rooms are available for guests.

    We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.

    Kind regards,
    Alberto Piro

    • Thank you, Alberto,
      Congratulations on the renovations and what sounds like a gorgeous, historical hotel.
      I would love to visit but don’t have a trip to Italy on the books right now. I hope to return at some point next year. I’ll contact you as soon as a trip materializes.

      Ciao until then.
      Elaine Masters,

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