Hotels in Taormina
A patrician villa that retains the charm of a private residence. Divers will love the sea life in the marine preserve nearby.
Room to Book: Superior Sea View rooms, with French balcony and Deluxe Sea View rooms, with terrace or balcony
“The Beach” occupies the triangle of land between the coastal railroad tracks and the bathtub-size bay of Isola Bella, a taxi, bus, or cable-car ride from the town of Taormina, high on the cliff above.
19th-century residence inherited from Sicilian nobility—the first hotel to be built in Taormina—overlooking Mount Etna. The 70 Baroque rooms were refurbished by current owner Orient-Express in 2011.
Previously a 15th-century monastery, the exclusive San Domenico Palace Hotel took on its current form in 1896, when the Prince of Cerami added a new Belle Époque wing.