Walk in the footsteps of Kings and Queens this Winter in Sicily

In days gone by, the slopes of Mount Etna were a popular escape for Europe’s Royalty throughout the winter months. Today, we revive the tradition of the royal retreat.

From archeological exploration to a volcano-side stroll through local citrus groves, Sicily is brimming with adventures for those in search of winter sun. Let us guide you, and find countless things to do in Taormina.

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Sightseeing in Tranquil Taormina

Taormina is a treasure trove of intriguing archeological landmarks and marvellous museums. The Greeks, Romans, Normans and Victorians have all made their mark on the region’s rich culture and architecture.

Marvel at a spectacular collection of fine art at Casa Cuseni Museum in the heart of town. At the iconic Teatro Greco, you’ll discover an ancient love of high-drama set within a 4th-century amphitheatre with Mount Etna looming in the background.

Set off to explore at liberty as the crowds dwindle for winter, and enjoy Taormina’s top sites to yourself.

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Casa Cuseni
Casa Cuseni

Sightseeing in Tranquil Taormina

Taormina is a treasure trove of intriguing archeological landmarks and marvellous museums. The Greeks, Romans, Normans and Victorians have all made their mark on the region’s rich culture and architecture.

Marvel at a spectacular collection of fine art at Casa Cuseni Museum in the heart of town. At the iconic Teatro Greco, you’ll discover an ancient love of high-drama set within a 4th-century amphitheatre with Mount Etna looming in the background.

Set off to explore at liberty as the crowds dwindle for winter, and enjoy Taormina’s top sites to yourself.

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Ceramics class

A Timeless Christmas Craft

Venture to Caltagirone where you’ll find the largest nativity scene in Italy, with over 300 characters set in 400 square meters. This charming baroque town is known as the city of ceramics—a perfect place to learn the craft. Enjoy a unique ceramics workshop lead by a local artisan and learn time-honoured techniques for forming the clay.

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Ceramics class

A Timeless Christmas Craft

Venture to Caltagirone where you’ll find the largest nativity scene in Italy, with over 300 characters set in 400 square meters. This charming baroque town is known as the city of ceramics—a perfect place to learn the craft. Enjoy a unique ceramics workshop lead by a local artisan and learn time-honoured techniques for forming the clay.

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Winter Wellness in the Wild

Follow a trail through the lush forests of Nebrodi Park. On foot, or by bike you’ll reach the Argimusco Plateau, where giant rock formations reign over the landscape. These ancient megaliths are thought to be the work of prehistoric settlers. Take time to marvel at the view before you descend back through the forests.

When you return to the hotel it’s time to put your feet up, or indulge in a well-deserved spa treatment. Browse our seasonal spa experiences and book ahead for some instant relaxation.

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Mt. Etna
Mt. Etna

Winter Wellness in the Wild

Follow a trail through the lush forests of Nebrodi Park. On foot, or by bike you’ll reach the Argimusco Plateau, where giant rock formations reign over the landscape. These ancient megaliths are thought to be the work of prehistoric settlers. Take time to marvel at the view before you descend back through the forests.

When you return to the hotel it’s time to put your feet up, or indulge in a well-deserved spa treatment. Browse our seasonal spa experiences and book ahead for some instant relaxation.

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Food

The Festive Flavours of Sicily

Sicilian cuisine is an irresistible combination of exceptional local produce and time-tested recipes. Join us for festive fine-dining from Christmas Lunch to our grand Gala Dinner, or discover our choice of foodie endeavours.

At the base of Mount Etna is the FondoAranci Farm run by four generations of the Cutuli family. Sample the flavours of Sicily as you stroll through the farm’s citrus groves picking your own sun-ripened fruit to take home.

For a true taste of Sicilian cooking, the mammas at Le Mamme del Borgo are the experts. Head to a small town near the Alcantara Gorge to visit one of the mammas in her kitchen for an unforgettable lesson in local gastronomy.

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Food

The Festive Flavours of Sicily

Sicilian cuisine is an irresistible combination of exceptional local produce and time-tested recipes. Join us for festive fine-dining from Christmas Lunch to our grand Gala Dinner, or discover our choice of foodie endeavours.

At the base of Mount Etna is the FondoAranci Farm run by four generations of the Cutuli family. Sample the flavours of Sicily as you stroll through the farm’s citrus groves picking your own sun-ripened fruit to take home.

For a true taste of Sicilian cooking, the mammas at Le Mamme del Borgo are the experts. Head to a small town near the Alcantara Gorge to visit one of the mammas in her kitchen for an unforgettable lesson in local gastronomy.

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