Perched on a rocky promontory high above the Ionian Sea, the iconic San Domenico Palace welcomes you to a 14th-century convent with panoramic views of Mount Etna and the ancient Greek theatre. Savour award-winning dining, unwind in the spa and swim in our clifftop infinity pool. Escape into a Four Seasons world of timeless beauty – with the charming town of Taormina at our doorstep and the best of Sicily waiting to be explored.
- BASK IN VISTAS OF TAORMINA BAY
Classic luxury comes to life with contemporary Four Seasons style. Across our two historical buildings, choose from a wide array of guest rooms and suites – some with terraces, plunge pools and breathtaking sea views.
- Savour award-winning dining
Experience quintessential Sicilian cuisine in our signature restaurant, Principe Cerami, helmed by celebrated chef Massimo Mantarro. Meet for a morning cappuccino in the cloistered courtyard, or sip an aperitivo on the terrace as the sun sets behind Mount Etna.
- DISCOVER ALL THE PLEASURES OF AN ICONIC RESORT
Float peacefully in our infinity pool blending with the deep blue waters of the Ionian Sea. Just a short ride away, discover the glamour of our exclusive beach club at Baia delle Sirene, where three seas meet.
- FIND YOUR OWN HAVEN OF SERENITY
Rest and rejuvenate in our state-of-the-art Four Seasons spa, then continue your tranquillity in our gardens – shaded by jasmine and hibiscus trees and serenaded by the song of cicadas.
- INSPIRE YOUR GUESTS WITH SICILIAN SPIRIT
Feel the powerful energy of this volcanic island jutting from the sea – an inspiring setting for meetings, events, incentives and weddings. Gather in the Chiesa Ballroom, on the pool terrace or in lush Italian gardens – always with the backdrop of majestic Mount Etna.
- CONNECT TO HISTORY AT EVERY TURN
Delight in your discovery of the convent’s ancient architecture and artefacts – from traditional cloisters and choir stalls to restored frescoes and an exquisite chapel. History blends with modern design, creating an ambience of Four Seasons chic.
- 111 ACCOMMODATIONS, INCLUDING 42 SUITES
- FOUR RESTAURANTS/BARS
- INFINITY-EDGE SWIMMING POOL
- PRIVATE BEACH CLUB
- SPA AND FITNESS CENTRE
- LUSH ITALIAN GARDENS
- OVER 1,500 M2 (16,146 SQ. FT.) OF INDOOR-OUTDOOR EVENT SPACE
- HISTORICAL CHAPEL FOR WEDDINGS
Cloistered courtyards and exquisitely manicured Italian gardens inspire quiet contemplation and romantic strolls.
AN ICON REBORN IN TAORMINA
One of the world’s most legendary hotels, San Domenico Palace invites you to embark on an epic journey into history. With origins dating back to 1374, this classic Dominican convent was expanded in 1896 to become a hotel, featuring a new building designed in liberty style. For more than a century, San Domenico Palace has welcomed the world’s most illustrious guests – from Oscar Wilde and King Edward VIII to Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren. Now, as Four Seasons, this iconic hotel begins a new era, delivering the highest standards of personalized service.
We are very excited to introduce our guests to the wealth of natural, cultural and gastronomic experiences in Taormina and Sicily – enhancing each stay with Four Seasons savoir faire.LORENZO MARAVIGLIA GENERAL MANAGER
- TASTE SICILY’S FINEST WINES
With our crafted selection of “Only in Sicily” experiences, we’ll help you discover the island’s authentic character – whether with a morning trek up Mount Etna, still an active volcano, or lunch at a local winery. Visit the medieval village of Castiglione di Sicilia and enjoy tastings at top vineyards, where fertile volcanic soil produces exceptional wines. Our team of insiders will unlock Sicily’s best-kept secrets and reveal the island as only Four Seasons can.
- EXPLORE THE ISLAND’S RICH HISTORY
With an expert Four Seasons guide, you’ll learn about the multiple cultures that have occupied Sicily over the centuries – taking you from the ancient Greek theatre to the Palazzo Corvaja and Piazza IX Aprile. Discover the influences in cuisine and architecture brought by the Arab and North African civilizations. We’ll custom-design each tour to your specific interests.
- SET SAIL ALONG THE SICILIAN COAST
Let Four Seasons arrange an unforgettable experience of Sicily by sea. Board a luxury yacht or sailboat and cruise by the scenic landmarks of Isola Bella and Grotta Azzurra. Stop for snorkelling and enjoy a close-up encounter with the brilliant marine life of the Mediterranean. Then share a stellar picnic lunch prepared by our Four Seasons chefs.