Villa Diodoro

  • Sicily, Italy, Taormina

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Villa Diodoro is built on the hillside surrounded by its own private gardens with views all the way from the Bay of Naxos to Mount Etna. The historic villa is named after the Greek historian and writer Diodoro Siculo, who lived in the city. It’s under ten-minutes’ stroll to the Corso Umberto, Taormina’s busy main street, yet inside the quiet sanctuary of the hotel you wouldn’t believe it.

Breakfast is served each morning in the Restaurant Bellavista. The dining room has Belle Époque décor and high ceilings. Ask to be seated beside the windows if you can, just to make the most of that incredible view. The rooms have a classic Italian feel, comfortably furnished with everything you’ll need to relax on your holiday. Grab a Deluxe Room for the best sea views.

You could spend all day just enjoying the views and lounging beside the large outdoor pool. Keep refreshed with drinks and snacks from the pool bar. If you’d like to make the most of Taormina’s beautiful coastline, the hotel runs a shuttle service (payable locally) that takes you to their sister hotel, Lido Caparena, where you can use the sunbeds and umbrellas free of charge on the lovely private beach.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour by private car from Catania airport.

Added value

Free night available between 01 Jul - 01 Aug 22 & 15 - 31 Oct 22 (min 7 night stay)

Honeymoon Offer: Room upgrade (subject to availability) and sparkling wine

  • No. of rooms: 102
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 5
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 2
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €3.50 per person is payable locally. 


Classic Rooms are about 22m² and are furnished in an elegant Italian style with views across the Mediterranean gardens. The rooms sleep up to three adults with a double or twin beds. Facilities include air conditioning, TV, minibar, safe, bath or shower and hairdryer.

Superior Rooms with Balcony are approximately 22m² and have either side sea views or garden views.

Superior Sea View Rooms all have balconies with sea views. These rooms are available on request, please call to book.

Deluxe Sea View Rooms are lovely and spacious with a bedroom and a seating area. A furnished balcony has incredible views along Taormina's coast and Mount Etna. These rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

Classic Room for Single Use are available on request, please call to book. 


The hotel has adapted rooms. These rooms are available on request, please call to book to ensure that these rooms meet your requirements.

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

Please note that the there are steps to the swimming pool. 


It's easy to understand why Taormina is one of Sicily's most popular resorts. It's position on the edge of the island means you get incredible views over the sea towards Mount Etna. Spend your days strolling through the historic streets, grabbing a coffee on a sea-view terrace or heading down for a day at the beach in Taormina Mare.

What to see on a holiday to Taormina

There's a lot of history to unpack here. The Greek Theatre is the town's most-known attraction - it also has some of the best Mount Etna views so bring your camera along. If you time your visit with the Taormina Film Festival you can even take in a show here. Just walking through the town is a great way to take in the sights. Head down Corso Umberto for the shops and restaurants, or take the cable car down to Taormina Mare and spend some time on Isola Bella. 

Discover more things to see and do in Sicily.

Why book a holiday to Taormina with Inghams?

We've hand-picked some fantastic hotels in central Taormina so you won't have to go far to explore. We've also got a great selection of excursions so you can get all around the island's best sights. Your holiday is in safe hands with Inghams.

Things to Do

Things to see and do

Taormina has some of the most stunning architecture Europe has to offer with the Teatro Greco ruins, Corso Umberto and the Piazza Duomo, which dates back to the 13th century. The pedestrianised Corso Umberto (named for the King of Italy) is home to a fantastic variety of shops, restaurants, cafés and enoteca. Be sure to make a stop at the famed 'Gelatomania', one of the oldest ice cream shops in Taormina with over 50 flavours of gelato to choose from.

Head outside the town and take a trip to Mount Etna. Head to the summit for fantastic island views or stick to the foothills and discover quiant towns and a good vineyard scene.

Food & drink

It's all about Sicily's famous street food in Taormina. There's nothing better than grabbing a snack to eat as you walk around the town. Our favourite is arancini (fried rice balls) and canoli (a sweet ricotta-filled pastry). Olive oil is big business here so ask for a few varieties to dip your bread into while you wait for your main course. You might even find yourself bringing a bottle or two home! We love the local Sicilian wine and the best way to enjoy a glass is on a sea-view terrace. Our favourite is the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo - the views of Mount Etna are unbeatable.


Pre-book your excursions online or give us a call

Mount Etna & Alcantara Gorges from £38 per person (full day)

This unmissable excursions gets you up close and personal with Europe's most active volcano. You'll drive up to 1,900 metres before taking the cable car to the summit where you can enjoy panoramic views (weather dependant). You'll have some time for lunch and there are some small souvenir shops too. On your way back to Taormina, you'll stop al Alcantara Gorges - black lava walls that have been formed above the Alcantara River.

Departs: Daily except Fridays. Entrance fees and lunch are payable locally.

Syracuse & Noto from £50 per person (full day)

The beautiful baroque town of Syracuse is known for its ancient ruins and stunning architecture. You’ll get to explore its thousand-year-old history on this excursion, starting with the incredible cathedral that dominates the piazza. After a short walk, you’ll arrive on the seafront promenade before getting some free time for lunch. With Syracuse’s daily market filled with fresh food and plenty of family-run trattorias and cafés, you’ll be spoilt for choice. After lunch, you’ll stop at the archaeological park before heading to Noto, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its maze of beautiful baroque buildings.

Departs: Thursdays. Entrance fees and lunch are payable locally.


We act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see our terms & conditions.

  • Outdoor swimming pool with views of the sea and Mount Etna (usually open May - September)
  • Terrace with sunbeds and parasols
  • Free use of the private beach at Hotel Caparena with two sun beds and a parasol per room (from May - September)
  • Shuttle service to Hotel Caparena (payable locally)
  • Fitness room with Tecnogym equipment
  • Wellness area for massages and treatments (payable locally)
  • Mountain bike rental (payable locally)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking (payable locally)
  • Garden
Family Facilities
  • Baby sitting service (on request, payable locally)

Restaurant Bellavisita serves breakfast and dinner in a beautiful setting. Surrounded by large windows, the dining room has amazing views of the Bay of Naxos and Mount Etna in the distance. They specialise in Sicilian cuisine. Breakfast is buffet style and is open from 7am to 10am. Dinner is between 7.30pm and 9.30pm. 

Bar il Vecchio Carrubo is just beside the restaurant and is the best place for aperitivo. Relax on the terrace in one of the comfy armchairs with your favourite cocktail. During the summer there's often a musical backdrop too. 

The Pool Bar is the perfect spot for a cool drink as you lounge on the sun terrace. You can also enjoy a light lunch here. They do lovely salads with juicy sun ripened tomatoes, fresh cheese and basil. The bar is open from May to September from lunchtime to sunset.  

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 15.292039
  • Latitude: 37.851039
  • Location Description:
    • 150 metres to the Villa Comunale Gardens
    • 600 metres to Taormina bus terminal
    • 650 metres to Theatro Antico di Taormina
    • 700 metres to the centre of Taormina on the main street, Cosro Umberto
    • 700 metres to Piazza IX Aprile 
    • 900 metres to the top of Taormina cable car that will take you down to the coast and Taormina Mare

Reviews of Villa Diodoro

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per person from £709
Villa Diodoro
Taormina, Sicily,Bed & Breakfast
24/09/2022 - 4 nights
3 adults
From London Luton
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