Fodor's Expert Review San Domenico Palace, A Four Seasons Hotel

Piazza San Domenico 5, Taormina, Sicily, 98039, Italy Fodor's Choice

The sweeping views of the castle, the sea, and Mount Etna from this converted 14th-century Dominican monastery will linger in your mind, along with the equally memorable levels of luxury and wonderful food in the hotel's highly lauded restaurant, Principe Cerami. Rooms have a sophisticated contemporary design, exquisite linens, and ultramodern amenities. The San Domenico's Renaissance flavor is preserved by two exquisite cloisters, convent rooms, and sensuous gardens full of purple agapanthus flowers, bougainvillea, and 40 different varieties of citrus trees. An infinity pool with views of the sea and Etna clings to a cliff just below the gardens. In early 2022, the HBO series The White Lotus filmed its second season on the property.


  • strong sense of history and grandeur
  • gorgeous infinity pool with amazing views
  • quiet and restful


  • very expensive
  • parking €50 per day
  • beach access through partner affiliates




Phones: 0942-613111


111 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed early Jan.–mid-Mar., Free Breakfast

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