The Grand Hotel Timeo, is set in the center of Taormina amid beautiful gardens, the hotel enjoys unrivaled views of the coastline and Mount Etna. Adjacent to the Greek Theatre, surrounded by stylish boutiques, cafes and cultural attractions, the hotel has been welcoming guests, including famous artists and writers, since 1873. The celebrated Literary Terrace is a stylish and graceful place to relax and enjoy the celebrated vistas.
Wake up to views of the dazzling coastline. Most guest rooms, decorated with Sicilian baroque flourishes, enjoy sea views from their expansive balconies or terraces. Order Bellini brunch served on your terrace and then imagine a heavenly day of leisure, Sicilian Style!
A spectacular backdrop of Mount Etna and the Bay of Naxos, the hotel is perched high in the rugged hills of Taormina on the east coast of Sicily. The views may remind you of the Godfather movie, which was filmed 20 minutes away in Savoca.Yes, there is a tour, in a mini Fiat!
The wonderfully preserved Greek amphitheater adjacent to the hotel is a memorable environment for summer concerts with Mount Etna as its backdrop. The ancient Greeks defined location location, choosing the most spectacular spot for their theatre; centuries later, it remains one of the world’s most exciting sites. Visit the house of English water colorist Robert Hawthorn Kitson nearby or spend a day discovering the spectacular architecture of Casa Cuseni, a masterpiece of the Arts and Crafts movement, with its authentic Sicilian decorations and priceless art.
A visit to Europe’s largest volcano offers an incredible chance to see lava flows up close. Join an exclusive Mount Etna tour, visiting Alcantara Gorge; linger at local farms to sample Etna’s bounty and atmospheric lava caverns such as the “Grotta dei Ladroni”.
The Cyclopean Coast is nearby where you can visit the enchanting fishermen villages and beaches piled with basalt blocks formed from volcanic lava. Admire the three column-shaped, Cyclopean Islands, where, according to Homer’s legend, if you remember Book 9 of the Odyssey, Ulysses encountered the one-eyed Cyclops.
Or bask in the Sicilian sun at the panoramic pool. This is the perfect time to start crossing off books on your summer reading list. You are invited to use the private beach at their sister property, Villa Sant’Andrea, on the Bay of Mazzarò in Taormina Mare. Flip flop down the curved cobblestone streets or enjoy a quick jaunt in the complimentary shuttle down the hillside to the shore, settle into one of the sun loungers.
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