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San Domenico Palace, Taormina, A Four Seasons Hotel

  • Piazza San Domenico, 5, Taormina, Sicily, 98039, Italy

    July 2021

    Lorenzo Maraviglia
Property Features

Total Number of Rooms: 111

  • Rooms: 68
  • Suites: 43

Design Aesthetic:

  • One of the world’s most famous hotels, composed of the Ancient Convent Wing built on the site of a 14th-century convent, and the Grand Hotel Wing, a Liberty-style structure added in 1896
  • Chic contemporary style, balanced with historical architecture, frescoes, and original relics from the convent
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Lead architects: Valentina Pisani

Art Curator: James Robertson

Landscape Architect : Marco Bay

Chief Restorer: Rosaria Catania


  • On Sicily’s east coast in the charming seaside town of Taormina
  • Just off the main street – an easy walk to shops and restaurants
  • Ideal for exploring eastern Sicily, including the historic cities of Modica, Noto and Siracusa, and the tiny island of Ortigia
  • 60 minutes from Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA)
  • 21-metre (69-foot) infinity pool, blending with the Ionian Sea
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Executive Chef: Massimo Mantarro

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Restaurant: Principe Cerami

  • Cuisine: Michelin-starred restaurant, for quintessential Sicilian cuisine by Chef Massimo Mantarro, with sweeping vistas of Mount Etna and Taormina Bay

Restaurant: Anciovi

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean cuisine and innovative cocktails, al fresco on the pool terrace

Lounge: Bar & Chiostro

  • Cuisine: Sophisticated drinks and all day dining, serving Sicilian specialties and classic international dishes at the bar or in the Grand Cloister
Meetings and Events

Total Event Space: More than 1,700 sq.m. (18,299 sq. ft.) of indoor-outdoor event space, including a ballroom, cloistered courtyards, gardens and terraces

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Spa and Fitness

Botanica Pop-Up Spa

  • 3 treatment rooms


  • State-of-the-art fitness centre
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Special Features
  • Lush Italian gardens for romantic strolls and quiet contemplation
  • La Sala della Grande Madia, displaying artefacts dating from the 16th to the 18th century, following the Sicilian and Neapolitan school, which belonged to the San Domenico Monastery
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