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Taormina

Taormina lies in the mountains above the Straits of Messina                A cable car takes you quickly down to Taormina Mare to relax
mid-way between Catania and Messina, with glorious views of                between more vigorous expeditions to the many and varied
Mount Etna, especially from its Greek theatre, still used today            surrounding attractions. This makes it as easy to base a holiday
for many festivities, including the prestigious Taormina Film              near the beach as in the town itself.
Festival. The theatre is just one of many Greek, Roman and
mediaeval monuments and ruins in the area.                                 Take a day, even two, to explore Europe’s largest active
                                                                           volcano, Mount Etna. Full day and half day excursions operate
Today, the town devotes itself to visitors all year round. It has          frequently from Taormina allowing you to explore the volcano
become the most popular destination in Sicily, because of its              from various aspects. Or for those wishing to explore at their
mild climate, especially in winter, and successful combination of          own pace it is an easy journey with a hire car.
modern tourism amenities with an ancient past. Old-established
hotels from the very grand to the pleasantly simple, the variety           In early evening, there can be few moments to match sitting
of restaurants and efficient tourist facilities cater for every taste,     with a glass of Sicilian wine as the sun sets over Taormina’s
and the main street with many quaint side lanes offers shopping            spectacular panorama. And, if you are lucky, Etna may erupt
delights for Sicilian curios, smart clothes and antiques.                  and add a fireworks display to your experience.

Grand Hotel Timeo                                                          Grand Hotel Timeo
                                                                           Grand Hotel Timeo
Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

##### Deluxe

Built in 1873 as a private residence the Timeo
is an impressive building with breathtaking
views. It stands in 25,000 square metres of
luxuriant parkland which includes a swimming
pool and sun terrace and occupies a unique
position next to the Greek theatre just a few
minutes walk from the centre of Taormina.
Owned by Orient Express the hotel has been
tastefully furnished to offer the highest
standard of luxury and comfort.. The spacious
public rooms are tastefully decorated to
provide a relaxing atmosphere. Dining in
summer is on the large outdoor terrace with
panoramic views over the bay of Naxos and
Mount Etna. Guests may use the private beach
and facilities at sister hotel Villa Sant Andrea.
Accommodation is in the main hotel or Villa
Flora building depending on room type.

FACILITIES

G 70 rooms and suites, sea/garden view
G restaurant
G lounge
G bar
G heated swimming pool
G fitness centre
G air conditioning

G lift
G complimentary shuttle to Belmond Hotel

    Villa Sant Andrea

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