Luxury Travel Package to Taormina, Sicily

Culinary Adventures in Taormina

Taormina presents a luxurious escape where travelers can indulge in opulent accommodations, culinary delights, upscale shopping, and sophisticated cultural experiences, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a refined and indulgent getaway.

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  • 11-Nights Accommodation in Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Why visit Taormina, Sicily, Italy?

Ancient theatre of Taormina

There are several compelling reasons to visit Taormina, Sicily. Firstly, Taormina is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and picturesque landscapes. Located on the eastern coast of Sicily, the town offers breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea and the majestic Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest active volcano. Whether you’re strolling through the town’s charming streets or relaxing on the beautiful beaches nearby, you’ll be surrounded by captivating scenery.

Secondly, Taormina is steeped in history and culture. The town boasts a rich heritage, with influences from ancient Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. One of the highlights is the ancient Greek Theater, dating back to the 3rd century BC, which still hosts performances against a backdrop of awe-inspiring views. Taormina is also home to several historical sites, such as the Palazzo Corvaja and the Duomo, which showcase stunning architecture and offer glimpses into the past.

Furthermore, Taormina is known for its vibrant atmosphere and lively cultural scene. The town is filled with boutique shops, art galleries, and a bustling market where you can find local crafts and delicious Sicilian delicacies. There are also numerous festivals and events held throughout the year.

Lastly, Taormina offers excellent dining experiences. Sicilian cuisine is renowned for its flavors, and Taormina is no exception. From fresh seafood to mouthwatering pasta dishes and delectable pastries, you’ll find a wide range of culinary delights to indulge in.

Visiting Taormina provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in breathtaking natural beauty, explore its rich history, engage with vibrant culture, and savor delicious cuisine. Whether you’re interested in history, art, nature, or simply seeking a captivating destination, Taormina offers a truly unforgettable experience.

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Your Accommodations in Taormina

Perched on a rocky promontory high above the Ionian Sea, the iconic San Domenico Palace welcomes you to a 14th-century convent reimagined.

Swim in our clifftop infinity pool, stroll in magnificent Italian gardens, soak in the history, savour Michelin-starred dining and escape into a Four Seasons world of timeless beauty. Framed by the dramatic landscapes of Sicily’s east coast, San Domenico Palace offers a magnificent setting overlooking Mount Etna, the Ionian Sea and the Greek theatre. Just off Taormina’s main street, the Corso Umberto, our Hotel is an easy walk to the charming shops and restaurants of the old town. This is the perfect home base for exploring eastern Sicily’s most famous attractions, including the historical cities of Modica, Noto and Siracusa, and the tiny, fascinating island of Ortigia.

One of the world’s most legendary hotels, San Domenico Palace invites you to embark on an epic journey into history. With origins dating back to 1374, this classic Dominican convent was expanded in 1896 to become a hotel, featuring a new building designed in liberty style. For more than a century, San Domenico Palace has welcomed the world’s most illustrious guests – from Oscar Wilde and King Edward VIII to Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren. Now, as Four Seasons, this iconic hotel begins a new era, delivering the highest standards of personalized service.


Experiences in Taormina

Belvedere of Taormina and San Giuseppe church on the square Piazza IX Aprile in Taormina

Taormina, Sicily, offers a luxurious and upscale experience for discerning travelers. The town is renowned for its high-end accommodations, including luxury hotels and exclusive resorts that offer stunning views, impeccable service, and top-notch amenities. Many of these establishments are nestled in prime locations, allowing guests to enjoy breathtaking vistas of the Mediterranean Sea or the charming town itself.

In addition to luxurious accommodations, Taormina boasts a plethora of upscale dining options. The town is home to fine dining restaurants that showcase the best of Sicilian cuisine, featuring fresh local ingredients and innovative culinary creations. Guests can savor exquisite dishes prepared by renowned chefs while enjoying elegant atmospheres and impeccable service.

Furthermore, Taormina offers a sophisticated shopping scene. The town is dotted with boutique shops and high-end designer stores, where you can find luxury fashion, jewelry, and artisanal products. Whether you’re looking for the latest fashion trends or unique handmade items, Taormina provides a luxurious shopping experience.

Beyond the luxurious accommodations, fine dining, and upscale shopping, Taormina’s charm lies in its refined cultural offerings. The town hosts prestigious events such as the Taormina Film Festival, attracting international stars and filmmakers. Visitors can enjoy world-class performances at the ancient Greek Theater, adding an extra touch of luxury to their cultural experience.

Private Yoga at Isola Bella

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Make your way to the designated panoramic terrace, which has been prepared specifically for you with everything you need for a tranquil, energizing yoga session, with the assistance of your personal yogi through rocky, tree-lined paths. On this unique botanical island, mindfulness practice offers a chance to establish a connection with both the self and the natural world.

We challenge you to discover a more peaceful place where you are not surrounded by the sounds of the waves. You will be led on a journey to achieve physical and mental tranquility by your knowledgeable yoga instructor. You’ll feel genuinely energetic for the rest of the day, filled with gratitude for your surroundings, and connected to them.

Private Tour of Mount Etna Volcano + Lunch at Etna Winery

Smoking Mount Etna Volcano as seen from Taormina

Today along with your guide/driver, travel by comfortable air-conditioned car, to Etna – the highest active volcano in Europe, and one of the best wineries on Etna slope.  

Learn how Etna volcano created, history of eruptions, culture, myths, and folklore of “Mamma Etna” and Sicily itself.  Drive through the small authentic mountain villages, and admire unforgettable picturesque views of Sicilian countryside full of oranges and lemon plantations, olives and almond trees, houses and old churches built of lava stone. 

First stop will be in Zafferana Etnea, small charming village on Etna slope, famous for its honey. You will visit a local honey farm and taste the produce of the fertile volcano terrain – honey, olive oil, olives, wines and liquors. Then continue to ascend Etna and see the Cyclops cave before reaching “Rifugio Sapienza” station at 2000mt. Here you can visit famous Silvestri Craters, admire breathtaking panoramas, visit souvenir shops offering gifts of lava, refresh yourself in some bar or restaurant.

Ascent by cable car and jeep with the authorized Alpine guide to 3000 mt.

After visiting Mt.Etna, the guide will chauffeur you in relax to one of the best wineries on Etna slope. The owner of the winery will welcome you with a glass of cool white grillo, and you will have a tour of the estate, see how the grape is growing, and visit the cellars, while the owner explains you all about the wine making process and the history of this family run winery. 

Then you will sit on a beautiful terrace with an amazing panoramic view of the Mediterranean, and have traditional delicious and hearty lunch of locally produced cheeses, salami, prosciutto, home-made sausages, cous-cous, mushrooms, vegetables, fresh bread, olives and home-made olive oil. A professional sommelier will offer you 5 glasses of Sicilian Etna DOC red and white wines.

Tao Beach Club & Lunch Reservation

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With its own private sandy beach, the emerald-colored Ionian Sea, and finally the Sicilian sun, which emerges in breathtaking sunrises framed by both the expanse of the Mediterranean and the beauty of Etna, The Tao Beach Club represents one of Taormina’s most exclusive areas.

Galene and Nerea, the Tao Beach Club’s two beaches, are outfitted with chic cabanas and generously sized, comfortable beds to provide complete seclusion. The beach club also provides a towel service and bar and beach staff support. Finally, the beach massage service allows you to take advantage of one more opportunity for relaxation.

VIP Section – There are nine places to unwind on the Tao Beach Club’s own golden sand beach, where you may spend a rejuvenating day at the shore. The cabanas position features a two-seater day bed and two deck chairs with a table and umbrella facing the lovely bay of the Mermaids of Taormina. Because of this, the cabanas may accommodate a maximum of four guests. A Day Bed, two Sunbeds, and an Umbrella with a Table are all part of the station. A waitress is anticipated to help. Our beach beds come with a beach towel and free WiFi.

Beach Bar and Restaurant – Due to Sicily’s passion and affection, the Tao Beach Club at Taormina’s Beach Bar and Restaurant were created with the primary goal of preserving and promoting the amazing fusion of cultures and traditions that have made this place special. Each meal is intended to reflect the color, flavor, and aroma of Sicily.

Private Cooking Class in Ortigia

South italian pasta orecchiette with tomato sauce and cacioricotta cheese

This morning meet your driver in the lobby of our hotel and head on a scenic route from Taormina to Ortigia Island . As you travel along the coast, you’ll enjoy views of the Mediterranean Sea on one side and the rugged Sicilian coastline on the other. The azure waters and rocky cliffs provide a picturesque backdrop during parts of the journey. You’ll meet Mamma on a private terrace of Ortigia overlooking the Cathedral. This is an ideal experience for those wanting to have a taste of authentic Sicilian home cooking while enjoying one of the most impressive views in the charming island of Ortigia, the old town of Siracusa.

Your Sicilian Mamma will show you how to make the most of the freshest ingredients, using traditional methods and recipes for a delicious Sicilian meal. The first activity of the day is a trip to the market with Mamma. Learn how to choose the freshest local ingredients and then tie your apron and get cooking as Mamma guides you along the way to successfully create a typical Sicilian menu. Hear how Mamma has been preparing Sicilian specialties in her kitchen the old-fashioned way for years, and discover a few of her culinary secrets, while learning about some traditions and customs of the Sicilian kitchen. With your meal ready, enjoy a delicious aperitivo as you let yourself be enchanted by the soft light of the sunset on the exclusive terrace.

Sicilian Countryside Private Tour + Picnic at Farmhouse

Visit a family who owns and operates a historic farmhouse that produces wine, dairy, meat, fruits, and vegetables as you venture off the beaten road with your own guide and driver.

You will be welcomed by the owner at the 1800s farmhouse on the slopes of Mount Etna, who will pour you a glass of Etna wine and then give you a tour of the property. Many animals, including sheep, cows, goats, deer, peacocks, wild boar, geese, and horses, may be seen in the magnificent vineyards, orange, lemon, and olive plantations, as well as the forested areas.

Take a seat on the terrace and have a delectable and filling typical Sicilian meal. Including cheeses, salami, prosciutto, bruschettas, the typical Sicilian relishes caponata and parmigiana, olives, mushrooms, veggies, extra virgin olive oil, fresh homemade bread, and Etna red and white wines, you may sample all the locally produced organic fresh cuisine.

Kid Goat Grazes In Spring Grass. Farm Baby Animals

Sicilian Cart Ride in Catania on the Sicilian Ape Car

The Sicilian Cart is the symbol of folklore and craftsmanship. It represents the desire and pursuit of beauty by the Sicilian people – due to its nature of being a practical transportation vehicle used for work, yet made into a stunning piece of art. If you have the pleasure of seeing one, then its intricate and rich beauty will remain vivid in your mind when you think about Sicily.

Today, the Sicilian cart is the perfect addition of Sicilian tradition that brings an authentic presence and is loved by guests young and old. Due to its traditional beauty and interesting history, many visitors to Sicily love to get familiar with the Sicilian cart. Each Sicilian Ape Car is decorated by a local artist.

You will have the chance to learn about the history of the Sicilian cart and its traditional uses while appreciating its intricate patterns up close.

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Private Godfather Tour with Winetasting

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During “The Godfather” tour, you will walk along the authentic picturesque streets of Savoca and Forza d’Agro remained unchanged since the movie was made, visit ancient churches, famous Bar Vitelli where Michael Corleone asked Apollonia’s father her hand in marriage, church where they married, and other movie locations. Optionally, you may taste perfect local Sicilian wines and locally produced food sitting at a terrace with panoramic view of Savoca, mountains, the Mediterranean coast and surrounding countryside at a family-owned restaurant.

First stop is Savoca, an unspoilt medieval town that near Taormina that acted as stand-in for Corleone where Michael was hiding out during the “going to the mattresses” time. Here you will visit Bar Vitelli that looks exactly the way it did in the movie, and see the exact spot where Al Pacino informed Apollonia’s father that his name was Michael Corleone, and that “there are people who’d pay a lot of money for that information, but then your daughter would lose a father instead of gaining a husband”. Here you can take pictures with an authentic Sicilian shotgun “Lupara”, see pictures from the movie and a mirror monument for Coppola, enjoy panoramic view of the Mediterranean opening from the square where the wedding ceremony scene was shot, purchase The Godfather souvenirs, and – “leave the gun, take the cannoli” – taste original Sicilian cannoli and lemon granita at Bar Vitelli.

Then you will walk to an ancient church of Santa Lucia, where Michael and Apollonia were married kneeling in the doorway. Then follow the same path down the hill that the newlyweds did, and visit another old church dating back to the 13th century. Walking along the fabulous streets of Savoca, on a good day you can also meet some actors – for example a lady who played Apollonia’s mother and who still lives in Savoca.

Later, optionally you can visit a family-owned restaurant and at a terrace with romantic sea view taste local Sicilian wines with traditional food (locally produced cheeses, salami, prosciutto, caponata, olives, extra virgin olive oil, fresh home-made bread, home made lemon granita – everything is prepared with organic ingredients of local origin – “km0”!).

The tour will continue in Forza d’Agro, another stunning hilltop town with a “Godfather” connection. You will walk the abandoned streets (“Where have all men gone?” – “They’re dead from vendettas”), explore the historic square and see the pictures from the movie, visit ancient churches, see the piazza where young Vito Andolini (later Vito Corleone) escaped Don Ciccio’s men by hiding in a basket on a donkey’s back, walk up to see the remains of a 12th century Norman castle, admire delightful panoramic view of the Ionian coastline, and get a flavor of the Sicilian pastoral lifestyle remained unchanged since ancient times.

Sicilian Day of Art

Visit Casa Cuseni

Casa Cuseni is an impressive villa, built-in 1905 as a home for the English watercolor artist Robert Kitson. A guided tour of the house and its special history has such historic and artistic value that it has been officially named as an Italian National Monument with an impressive English garden.

Inside, there are a number of Greek artifacts and artworks by Robert Kitson plus other artists who have spent time in the house. Those who have passed through and left their work here include Pablo Picasso, Cecil Hunt, Salvador Dalì, and Henry Moore.

When Kitson died, he handed down the house to his niece Daphne Phelps, who subsequently moved from England to live in the house. She took care of it and stayed there until she died in 2005. Daphne wrote a charming novel named ‘A House in Sicily’, which is a fun memoir of a young British woman starting life anew in Taormina.

Visit Taormina’s Arts & Tradition Museum

Another venue worth visiting is the Museum of Art and Popular Traditions, situated in Palace Corvaja. This is the place to go if you want to see art and objects related to Sicilian traditions and hear the captivating stories behind them.

The museum is home to some fine examples of local Sicilian craftsmanship, allowing you to gain insight to the traditional techniques of pottery and sculpture. Most of the collection belongs to the antique dealer Giovanni Panarello. It’s also a great place to see and discover the story of the Sicilian puppets.

The building itself is worth pondering: its arched windows hint towards the Arabic influence in Sicily, while the Norman central hall and gothic features are a reminder of the fusion of cultures that are evidenced in the structures and monuments throughout the island.

Italian Opera Taormina - VIP Tickets

The show “Italian Opera Taormina” is an unmissable timeless journey in the Italian Opera and which lasts approximately one hour and 30 minutes. The idea was to create a cheerful show aimed at anyone, new or passionate, unhinging the belief that opera is music for only a few.

During the show the most famous arias and duets of the Italian lyric repertoire of international fame are represented. Italian Opera Taormina, in fact, accompanies the public on a magical journey through Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Donizetti, Rossini, making use of the best lyrical voices on the national and international scene accompanied, in the hall, by equally virtuous pianists.

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Morgana Taormina Lounge Bar

If you are looking for the top spot in Taormina to experience an elegant cocktail in an elevated and Instagram-worthy location, then Morgana Luxury Bar is surely the place to go.

Owner Guido Spinello has carved out an exclusive corner of the town that attracts a combination of locals, Italian visitors, and tourists seeking a glamorous spotMorgana is the go-to spot to dance the night away to resident DJ’s and it attracts famous names and celebrities who have been drawn to spend their holidays enjoying Taormina’s exclusive side.

Make sure to try one of the thoughtfully crafted cocktails, conjured up by drinks expert Christian Sciglio.

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Taormina Sunset Sailing Experiences

Unbelievable view of Isola Bella island and beach in Taormina.

Take a sunset tour on this  beautiful boat as you navigate along the coast of Naxos and Taormina! we visit to the famous Isola Bella Marine reserve and continues with a swim in the clear water (if you choose) of Love Bay Lagoon, just off the Capo Taormina while you admire the wonderful sunset behind the Magnificent Etna Volcano.

Culinary Adventures in Taormina

Taormina is renowned for its rich culinary heritage. The town is celebrated for its fresh, high-quality ingredients and traditional Sicilian flavors.


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