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Sicily, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

Sicily, Italy



The Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo has long been known as one of Italy’s most glamorous retreats. The first hotel to be built in Taormina, it sits in the perfect location, with sweeping views of the coastline and majestic Mount Etna. The heritage building is a landmark within its destination.



Set high in the rugged hills of Taormina, on Sicily's east coast, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo has the perfect island location, directly in front of the Greek Theatre, looking over the sea and mountain Etna. Catania International Airport Fontanarossa is a 50 min drive, and Palermo International Airport Falcone-Borsellino PMO is 3-hour drive from the hotel.


The Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo dates back to 1873 and successfully recreates the atmosphere and splendour of a bygone era. The hotel is surrounded by luxurious parkland filled with olive and cypress trees, magnolias and bougainvillaea. The rooms and suites are stylishly decorated with Italian flair. Combining elegance and tranquillity, they evoke romance and the essence of Sicilian style. The Presidential Suite enjoys the added attraction of an expansive terrace with a summerhouse, a lounge, dining room and small hydro-massage swimming pool. You can choose to stay in the Timeo Building or, for added privacy, in Villa Flora, a delightful annex just 50 metres from the Timeo Building.


Enjoy the sun at the Literary Terrace with a perfect summer treat, a gelato from the bar. At lunchtime, feast on gorgeous brick-oven Sicilian pizzas under the shade of a cool pergola at the Pool Restaurant. Afterwards, you can refresh with a spa treatment with local flower and fruit essences, such as Neroli oil, to instil a sense of peace and wellbeing. Hop on the free shuttle bus to the private beach at the Timeo’s sister hotel, the Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea. In the summer you can even join a number of boat excursions from here which are complimentary. Each evening dinner at The Restaurant is a joy as many of the featured dishes are created using the best seasonal produce available.


From April to October



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