Taormina Amphitheater Palace
Don Francesco’s decision to convert his house into a hotel in 1873 made perfect sense.
Ever since a Prussian artist returned to the mainland with watercolours depicting views from his guesthouse, he had received visitor after visitor.
People from all over Europe wanted to see the panoramas for themselves. Well over a hundred years later, Taormina Palace’s breathtaking vistas and unique charm continue to enchant.
The Palace has 46 luxury rooms and 24 suites.
Make your way up the rugged cliffs on which the Palace is perched and a sense of enchantment soon takes over. You may be right in the heart of Taormina but you’ll feel like you’ve stumbled upon your very own hideaway.
The magic grows when you lay eyes on our lovely entrance, swathed in bougainvillea. Through its doors, everything inspires—from a warm doorman (a part-time aria singer) to the mixologist’s aperitivos. Soak up the sun by the pool or stroll through acres of lush garden graced with tropical palms and wild flowers. There’s even a kitchen garden: The Restaurant uses only the freshest local ingredients for its Sicilian dishes, whether that be Mozia salt or Bronte pistachios.
There’s no better place to take in the dramatic sunset than our Literary Terrace. The panoramas need to be seen to be believed: Truman Capote enjoyed them so much that he stayed for two years; D. H. Lawrence wrote Lady Chatterley’s Lover here. Writer’s block? It’s here you’ll want to sit and craft your postcards home.
Each time you gaze out across medieval Taormina, it’s like seeing the world anew. With clusters of terracotta roofs giving way to shimmering blue sea and dramatic Mount Etna looming on the horizon, views here are a transcendent experience. You’ll struggle to take your eyes away.
Prepare to lose your heart to Sicily as you host the wedding of your dreams at Taormina Palace, celebrate on the magical terrace, looking past lush palms to the inimitable outline of mount Etna, gather your friends round a sumptuous table laden with Sicilian ceramics and local specialties, or host an elegant dinner with guests seated at candlelit tables.
The Chef will arrange your bespoke menu, with our full support in case you need any tip or advice.