In the centre of Taormina, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo boasts a prime location in front of the Greek Theatre, overlooking the Bay of Taormina and Mount Etna.
Taormina is “a landscape in which you can find all that seems to be created on earth to seduce the eyes, mind and fantasy,” wrote Guy de Maupassant in 1885. Great writers such as Goethe and DH Lawrence were equally love-struck.
Built on the cliffs of Mount Tauro, the town affords spectacular views of the rugged rocks, sandy coves and crystal waters. It offers a perfect viewing spot for sweeping panoramas of Mount Etna, Europe’s largest volcano.
At night, the lights twinkling in Cape Taormina—the seaside area of town—and the curved Bay of Giardini Naxos are indescribably beautiful.
Catania International Airport Fontanarossa CTA is 60km (37 miles) —a 50-minute drive—from the hotel. Palermo International Airport Falcone-Borsellino PMO is 260km (160 miles) —a 2 hour 50 minute drive—from the hotel.
Trains arrive at Taormina-Giardini Naxos Railway Station from Palermo, Catania, Reggio Calabria, Naples and Rome. The station is 5km (3 miles)—a 5-minute drive—from the hotel.
If you are arriving by car, take Motorway A18 Messina-Catania and exit when you see signs for Taormina. Download detailed directions >
Distances From the Hotel
- Sea: 5km/3 miles
- Castelmola: 5km/3 miles
- Messina: 52km/32 miles
- Mount Etna: 65km/40 miles
- Reggio Calabria: 67km/41 miles
- Catania: 70km/43 miles
- Palermo: 260km/160 miles
- Siracusa: 119km/74 miles
- Naples: 541km/336 miles
- Rome: 750km/466 miles
- Florence: 994km/617 miles
- Milan: 1.3km / 804 miles
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