Italy, Europe

San Domenico Palace

Timeless beauty on the Sicilian coast

A Taormina gem

Housed in a 14th-century convent, you’ll find San Domenico Palace perched on a rocky promontory high above the Ionian Sea. Drink in astounding views of Mount Etna and the ancient Greek theatre. With the charming town of Taormina on your doorstep, the hotel is perfectly positioned for enjoying everything this part of Sicily has to offer.

At the hotel’s signature Michelin-starred restaurant Principe Cerami embark on a culinary journey curated by award-winning chef Massimo Mantarro. The Etna-born chef presents quintessential Sicilian cuisine showcasing local ingredients and traditions.

When you’re not out exploring the riches the region has to offer, unwind at the San Domenico Palace spa, or cool off in the clifftop infinity pool.


111 rooms and suites



Infinity pool

Three restaurants and a bar

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Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Lake Como

Grand Hotel Tremezzo
Lake Como is all about style and elegance, and the iconic Grand Hotel Tremezzo with its impressive art nouveau façade, fits the brief perfectly. Sat on the western shores of the lake, the hotel looks out across the water to the pretty town of Bellagio and the dramatic Grigne mountains. Not to be outshone by its famous neighbour, Villa Carlotta, the hotel sits within beautifully landscaped gardens filled with rare and ancient magnolias, palm trees and flowers that explode in clouds of red, purple, pink and blue. Rooms come with large windows that look out over lake or gardens, and the views from the rooftop suites are hard to beat. It’s not just the scenery that’ll catch your eye, however, and there’s plenty to admire inside as well. The lounge is filled with brightly coloured furniture and features ornate silk hangings on the wall, while the billiards room is home to an original table from the 1800s. Guests can dine on seasonal Mediterranean cuisine in the restaurant where in the warmer months, food is served on the terrace. The trattoria and wine bar is perfect for more casual dining, offering the relaxed atmosphere of an ancient wine cellar with a touch of modern elegance. Relaxing here is easy; the hotel has a secluded outdoor pool in the gardens and its own man-made beach, located just in front of the water-on-water floating pool on the lake. The indoor infinity pool and spa look out over the water and offer luxurious Santa Maria Novella products and treatments. The hotel also has its own water limos for when you want to explore and discover the lake.