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To celebrate 150 years of Grand Hotel Timeo, we celebrate the rich wine heritage of Etna in Taormina, Sicily.
Retrace the history of our 150-year old legendary hotel, from the birth of the destination to the inspiration behind Lady Chatterley's Lover.
In this extract from “Sicily Honor” © by Assouline Publishing, Gianni Riotta traces this island’s dynamism, passion and melting-pot mystique.
With its rustic charm, magical views and Etna’s magnetic forces permeating the air, Taormina is one of the most enchanting places on earth.
Just one year after we first welcomed guests to our sun-kissed terrace on the Taormina coast, Otto Geleng was awarded its first Michelin star. For executive chef Roberto Toro, it’s his no-frills approach to produce that he has to thank.
Piccoli momenti Italiani are ‘little Italian moments’—those simple things that help to shape a culture. Learn about these traditional snippets of daily Italian life to get inspired for your next trip to the sunny shores of Italy.
A riot of dazzling designs and intense colours, Sicily’s ceramics are a national treasure—as visitors to Taormina can discover first hand.
“To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything.” So wrote Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, after visiting the island in 1787.
Sample mouthwatering Etna treats in Sicily
Savour those slow, sensuous summers and experience the height of indulgence with Belmond and learn about villeggiatura — the art of the unhurried holiday in Italy.
From ancient rituals to therapies based on native plants, our spas offer authentic local experiences. Spoil yourself, or give the gift of wellbeing to someone special.
This dish is close to Roberto Toro’s heart. Our Executive Chef selected authentic ingredients from all over Sicily for this ode to his homeland.
When Don Francesco La Floresta converted his stunning house into a hotel in 1873, he received visitor after visitor. Well over a hundred years later, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo’s breathtaking vistas and unique charm continue to enchant.
Sicilian makers and designers are now rebelling against the time-worn stories and experimenting with edgier creations…