A historic villa built in 1928 by the Mexican noblewoman, Alice Crook, who had fallen in love with Taormina. Because of its central position and its magnificent view of the sea and the volcano Etna, she turned it into an exclusive Tea-Room.

Successivamente, dopo la seconda guerra mondiale, venne acquistata dall'illustre taorminese, Valentino Atenasio, che ampliandola la trasformò in camere per il soggiorno dei suoi amici.

Successively, after the Second World War, it was purchased by the distinguished Taormina-born Valentino Atenasio, who enlarged it and transformed it into rooms for his friends to stay in.

Finally, in 1951 the villa was donated to his daughter Atenasio Angelina and afterwards his grandchildren took care of it transforming it into a charming property.

Today in 2012 the Villa Gaia, after having provided excellent hotel services for years, has been transformed into a villa with room rental for tourists and travelers, so returning to its ancient origins.