San Domenico Palace, a Four Seasons Hotel


Palatial grandeur and views of Mount Etna

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After 2 and half years of renovation work, the iconic San Domenico Palace is reborn. The historical charm of a 14th-century convent is enhanced by the panoramic views of Mount Etna, the ancient Greek theatre and Taormina bay. Discover timeless beauty at this Four Seasons Hotel. Steeped in history this former 14th-century Dominican Monastery still retains its original structure and its ancient charm.

You are invited to surround yourself with history and escape into a Four Seasons world of elegance and luxury at one of the world’s most legendary hotels. With its history reaching all the way back to 1374, San Domenico Palace has welcomed some of the world’s most illustrious guests – from Oscar Wilde and King Edward VIII to Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren. This iconic hotel has begun an exciting new era as a member of the Four Seasons family and continues to deliver the highest standards of personalized service, award-winning dining, and incredible spa experiences that have made San Domenico Palace so famous.

Framed by the enchanting landscapes of Sicily’s east coast, San Domenico Palace offers magnificent views overlooking Mount Etna, the Ionian Sea, and the Greek theatre. The palatial grandeur of this hotel perfectly reflects the majestic natural beauty of its surroundings. Impressive gardens filled with bougainvillaea, jasmine bushes and orange blossoms lead on to a pool affording spectacular views, leaving you feeling totally replenished. Akin to the hotel, Taormina is a historical place with plenty to discover, from streets lined with designer shops, to the churches and sites of architectural interest. Discover the volcano on a day trip to Mount Etna.

There is a staggering amount to do at Four Seasons Hotel Taormina. The Botanica Spa offers plant-based treatments inspired by the ancient monastic wisdom of herbs and local healing traditions; this is the perfect place to unwind. Book the luxurious couples’ suite for a relaxing side-by-side body treatment. Then share time together in the suite’s private whirlpool, shower, steam room and sundeck.

The hotel’s location puts you in prime position to learn about the island’s rich past. With tours custom designed to fit your interests you could find yourself exploring the ancient Greek theatre, Palazzo Corvaja or Piazza IX Aprile. You might even choose to go on a morning trek up Mount Etna, still an active volcano, or to have lunch at a local winery and sample some fine wines. The more adventurous might want to sail along the coast, stopping for a spot of snorkelling.

The dining at Four Seasons Taormina offers a selection of mouth-watering flavours from all over the world. What binds them together is their elegant simplicity, use of local ingredients, and reverence for traditional Sicilian tradition. Alongside its range of award-winning restaurants, the hotel also offers a tremendous in-room dining experience. Whether it’s breakfast in bed, a casual lunch on your terrace or a midnight snack, in-room dining is available 24-hours a day and your guest room or suite will be transformed into your own private dining room!

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  • Time zone: +1 GMT
  • Flight time: Around 2 to 3 hours
  • Currency: Euro
  • Tipping guideline: At discretion
  • Health considerations: No major health risks
  • Capital: Rome
  • Population: 58,697,744 (2023)
  • National languages: Italian
  • Electricity and plugs: Type C/F - 230V, 50Hz
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good coverage
  • UK passport visa requirements: No (For stays of up to 90 days)

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