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.
- Junior Suite with Plunge Pool, Sea-View
Bask in old-world grandeur, where decorative cornice mouldings juxtapose with chic contemporary décor. The living room’s high ceilings and large windows draw you outside to the sea-view terrace with a private plunge pool.Details
- Etna Suite
With panoramic views of Mount Etna, the sea and coastline, our eponymous Etna Suite is full of light. Entertain in the spacious living room, elegantly appointed with contemporary decor. Some suites open to a terrace.Details
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.