There’s nothing quite like an aperitivo to bring people together. In Italy, this enchanting hour is a time-honoured tradition. At Belmond, our bartenders and chefs use their creative spark to craft perfectly paired specialities.
From signature cocktails to a curated bar menu, our combinations celebrate authentic flavours and regional ingredients. Paired with stunning views and live music, aperitivo is our favourite time of day.Contact us
Our twist on a classic was invented in 2019 to celebrate the centenary of both Villa Sant’Andrea and the Negroni cocktail. This dignified drink blends Vecchio Samperi Marsala—a traditional fortified wine used in place of vermouth—with Belvedere vodka, and Barbieri and celery bitters.
Sir Manley Spritz
Paying homage to the man who founded Villa Sant'Andrea in 1919, this aromatic spritz celebrated the Sicilian wild fennel liqueur, Giardini d’Amore. This is complemented with lemon juice, celery bitters and a pop of champagne.
Feast on a selection from our live cooking station, inspired by the colourful buzz of Catania fish market. Choose fresh raw and cooked seafood alongside much-loved Sicilian specialities, such as couscous tabbouleh, foccacina with swordfish and pane e panelle (chickpea fritters). Rounding off the selection are mini arancini and beccafico sardines, a traditional dish with raisins, pine nuts and breadcrumbs.Contact us
One of the most revered Taormina restaurants, Ristorante Oliviero champions fresh produce and seasonal cooking—with a menu guaranteed to impress.
With Sicily’s striking cliffs as a backdrop, indulge in delicate homemade risotto, or go light with colourful salads and just-caught frutti di mare. For the sweet-toothed, a decadent dessert menu will steal your gaze from the dazzling sea below.
Pull up a seat for a crisp glass of wine by the bay, or order a Napoli-style pizza and some fresh seafood from our enticing menu.
Whatever your mood, the bar’s informal ambiance attracts guests and non-residents alike for scenic sundowners. Our late-night indoor bar lets you end the evening in style.
Snacks served from noon to midnight
Picnic on the Go
Whether your day out includes a sail on the high seas or a stroll around town, take a tailor-made basket full of treats prepared by our chef. Choose from our à la carte menu of salads, sandwiches, pizzas and specialities, all served with wine or Veuve Clicquot champagne.Download menu
Candlelit Dinner on the Beach
Make your way to the shoreline, hand in hand with your amore. At the water’s edge you’ll find a candlelit table, just for the two of you.
Tuck into a delectable four-course menu of Sicilian specialties as you soak-up the romantic setting. There’s no sweeter serenade than the gentle lull of bobbing boats and lapping waves. It’s the perfect scene for a love story you’ll never forget.
Located by the hotel’s generous infinity pool, our Pool Bar boasts unbeatable panoramic views that span Sicily’s coastal contours. Select some classic refreshments from the menu—perhaps a zesty lemonade or traditional Italian gelato. Then surrender to the dream-like, balmy ocean ambience.
Enjoy unparalleled views of the Bay of Naxos as you claim a spot on Sicily’s most coveted beach. In the shade of one of our cabanas, savour a tempting selection of blended juices and cocktails, Italian ice cream or fresh seasonal fruit. Have a special request? Just ask our beach butlers; they’ll be happy to help.
Candlelit Dinner on the Beach
The Bay of Taormina is a heavenly retreat at all times, but none more than sundown.Discover more
Nestling in Taormina’s cliffs beside our inviting infinity pool, the Pool Bar sports unrivalled views of Sicily’s dramatic coastline and a light menu of Italian refreshments.Discover more