San Domenico Palace Hotel

*****

A Leading Hotel of the World and one of Sicily’s most iconic accommodations, the San Domenico Palace Hotel is quintessentially Sicilian and the epitome of old world elegance. A former 14th century Dominican monastery, the San Domenico is a five-star beacon of beauty perched above the luscious Ionian seaside of Taormina. A haven for some of the world’s most renowned actors, writers and composers throughout its illustrious history, it has welcomed a pageant of global stars from Marlene Dietrich to Audrey Hepburn.

Upon entering the San Domenico Palace guests cannot help but be swept away to a bygone era, from its original Dominican cloister at the heart of the property, to its fragrant garden of Mediterranean flowers and palms overlooking the sea. Each of the hotel’s elegant guest rooms tastefully retains the historic sensibility of the property with antique furnishings and gilded touches, while amenities like LCD televisions, safe deposit boxes, and minibars, offer the ultimate in contemporary comfort. Perhaps most enchanting are the hotel’s magnificent views overlooking its sprawling Mediterranean garden or the sparkling Bay of Taormina.

Gastronomy is delivered at the highest level at the San Domenico Palace with three stellar restaurants. The hotel’s acclaimed two Michelin-starred restaurant, Principe Cerami is led by Chef Massimo Mantaro and serves creative, modern Sicilian cuisine within a fine dining framework. The Les Bougainvillées restaurant, located in the convent’s former refectory, serves traditional Sicilian and international cuisine. The Giardino dei Limoni offers a menu of regional Sicilian and Mediterranean dishes, which guests can savor while dining under a charming pergola next to the hotel’s lovely garden swimming pool.