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Four Seasons San Domenico Palace, Taormina

Nestled on a cliff overlooking the azure Ionian Sea, the charming alleyways of Taormina, and the imposing Mount Etna, the Four Seasons San Domenico Palace, Taormina, offers an exquisite blend of history, luxury, and romance. This 111-room hotel, a veritable jewel of Sicily, is housed in a former 19th-century palace, which was originally a Dominican convent established in 1373.

Nestled on a cliff overlooking the azure Ionian Sea, the charming alleyways of Taormina, and the imposing Mount Etna, the Four Seasons San Domenico Palace, Taormina, offers an exquisite blend of history, luxury, and romance. This 111-room hotel, a veritable jewel of Sicily, is housed in a former 19th-century palace, which was originally a Dominican convent established in 1373.

The San Domenico Palace has been a popular coastal retreat since the 20th century, attracting iconic celebrities such as Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn, and Sophia Loren. It has also served as the picturesque backdrop for the second season of The White Lotus. Joining the Four Seasons family in 2021, the hotel continues to uphold its unique heritage with an unwavering commitment to exceptional service, meticulous attention to detail, and enriching local experiences.

The hotel's inviting "Only in Sicily" excursions offer an array of personalized experiences. These include private dining on Mount Etna, helicopter and yacht tours of the Aeolian Islands, lunches at local wineries, and stargazing safaris, ensuring an unforgettable Sicilian getaway.

The enchanting San Domenico Palace captivates visitors with its beautiful cloisters, manicured gardens, private seaview terraces, and easy access to the bustling town of Taormina. The hotel's signature restaurant, Principe Cerami, named after the nobleman who transformed the monastery into a hotel, offers refined tasting menus crafted by Sicilian chef Massimo Mantarro.

Guests can also enjoy Mediterranean seafood and creative cocktails at Anciovi, located beside the clifftop infinity pool, or indulge in international all-day dining at Bar & Chiostro. For a more exclusive experience, guests can book a private group meal at Sala Teatro, a venue overlooking Taormina Bay that accommodates up to 35 guests.

The hotel's interiors, designed by Naples-born architect Valentina Pisani, effortlessly fuse contemporary elegance with Old World grandeur. The 111 rooms, ranging from 301 to 1,507 square feet, exude luxury with smoked mirrors, bronze details, and sumptuous materials like Patagonian marble.

The accommodations, primarily converted monks' quarters, are serene and understated, offering more than just essentials to surround you in luxury and comfort. Expect terraces, chevron wood flooring, full marble bathrooms, and a soothing color palette inspired by the mountains and sea.

From the Etna Suite with views of Mount Etna to the Princess Cecile Suite overlooking the Ionian Sea and the property's lush gardens, the hotel offers five types of specialty suites. The grandest of them all is the Royal Suite, a top-floor space offering a terrace, Jacuzzi, and stunning vistas of the Greek theater and sea.

Amenities at the Four Seasons San Domenico Palace, Taormina, include 24-hour room service, babysitting services, a bar, gym, meeting rooms, an outdoor pool, restaurants, and a spa, ensuring a truly luxurious stay in this historical Sicilian gem.

Explore the Brand

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is an internationally renowned luxury hotel and resort company, with its headquarters based in Toronto, Canada. Since opening its first hotel in 1961, the company has been committed to refining the travel experience through continual innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. Four Seasons properties are known for their exquisite locations, high-end amenities, and unparalleled service that begins with a warm heart. The company is majority-owned by Bill Gates' Cascade Investment and Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal's Kingdom Holding Company. Each property is designed to offer a unique experience, with their information technology platform even recording guests' preferences for personalized service. Despite facing challenges, such as temporary closures, the brand continues to uphold its reputation for luxury and excellence in the hospitality industry. Book with Luxrally Travel to get Four Seasons Preferred Partner Benefits on your next stay.

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