Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo was the first hotel to be built in Taormina back in 1873 and its location is undoubtedly the best in the town. Large terraces have sweeping views over the bay and Mount Vesuvius and its legendary Literary Bar has inspired some of history’s finest authors from D.H. Lawrence to Tennessee Williams.
The Timeo Restaurant will take you on a culinary journey with some of Sicily’s favourite dishes expertly prepared by the hotel’s Chefs. A pre-dinner drink on the terrace is a must to watch the sun set over the bay with a fine wine or cocktail.
The original building has been well-kept and recreates the splendour of a bygone era. Elegant interiors are furnished with antiques, while guest rooms perfectly combine the period features with homely furnishings. A heated pool is surrounded by well-manicured gardens and enjoys views over the bay. A pool restaurant offers relaxed lunches like grilled fish and Neapolitan pizza, with a waiter service available to bring drinks straight to your lounger.
Those wanting to explore Taormina will find themselves in the heart of everything. The ancient Greek Theatre that still hosts summer concerts and the Taormina film festival is directly behind the hotel. The lively Corso Umberto is just a five-minute walk away where you’ll find boutiques, bars and restaurants. You can also take the hotel’s free shuttle to Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea where you can use the beach in Mazzaro Bay.