You’ll forgo spas, pools, and other chic luxuries in these basic lodgings right in the heart of town, on Corso Umberto near the Duomo, but you won’t give up views of the sea and Mt. Etna. They fill the windows of many of the rooms and spread out below the top floor lounge, breakfast room, and sun terrace; some rooms have less dramatic but pleasing views of the town. Black-and-white terrazzo floors, iron bedsteads, and soothing neutral colors add a lot of spark to the comfortable guest rooms, a few of which have small balconies. Book well in advance, especially on weekends, when this good-value property fills up fast.