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The story of the Gruppo Lombardo, Our story, started a century ago, in 1915, when our ancestor founded a bus company to connect countryside villages around the Sicilian Madonie Mountains with the main cities of the Island.
Following the end of World War II, our grandfather Angelo continued the activity inherited acquiring new and more comfortable buses and moving the HQ of the company from the tiny village of San Mauro Castelverde, in the Madonie area, to the famous seaside town of Cefalù.
From the ’80s, and for more than 30 years, Mauro has taken the lead of the company,steering it with strong will and determination towards new horizons. Mauro extended the busses line company to the touristic sector, opened up a tour-operator, modernized the busses fleet, and created a ship enterprise, which today is made up of 5 fast boats, each of them with a capacity ranging from 240 to 350 seats. Our boats connect daily Taormina, Milazzo, and Cefalù with the Aeolian Islands, Palermo with Ustica, and Mazzara del Vallo with the Aegadean Islands.
In the meantime, Mauro developed the hotel sector. Firstly, Luogo Marchese, an enchanting countryside property in the Madonie area, became a wonderful agritourism – a typical Italian farm. Then, the Cefalù Sea Palace, a prestigious hotel, amongst the most well-renown hotels of Sicily, located along the Cefalù coast, was built in 2009. A new hotel will open in June 2016, a few meters away from the Cefalù Sea Palace.
Today, thanks to the legacy taken over by the younger generations, Angelo and Sergio, fully in line with the inherited professionalism enriched by 100 years of experience, the Gruppo Lombardo, with its offices in Cefalù, Taormina and Palermo, sees its role as main actor of the Sicilian tourism industry growing in importance, becoming a leader and an inspiring example of tradition and innovation.
Strong dedication, deep sense of responsibility, search for excellence, and a client oriented 24-hour-assistance, guaranteed by qualified and multilingual personnel, characterize our work.
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