Welcome to Taormina. Welcome to the San Domenico Palace Hotel: a natural terrace among gardens in perpetual bloom overlooking the sea.
The ancient monastery’s cloisters reveal corners of rare beauty. Reality turns into a fascinating fairy tale made of vivid sunlight rays, light sea breezes, scents of citrus
fruits. The cordial hospitality of the hotel’s antique walls, the elegance of its spacious salons, a manicured garden, a mosaic of flowers and colours, the brightness of precious table linen, the nobility of old silver, the glimmer of candles, rich, sumptuous buffets ... An enchanting setting of rare magic, a jewel, a place of joy and precious emotions, to be discovered and experienced in order to celebrate the most exclusive events. Far from common places.
The San Domenico Palace has since become the most famous monastery-hotel in the world. An air of enchantment lingers in the spacious white corridors where for nearly half a millennium before only the soft steps and whispered prayers of the friars were heard.
A luxury hotel within ancient walls where much recalls monastic life creates a startling contrast, but it is all the more fascinating for it.
Today as in times past, respecting time-honored traditions of home and hospitality, San Domenico welcomes its guests with a dedication and passion to ensure that each stay is very special, where unforgettable days are spent immersed in the restful tranquility of a truly magical place.
The 105 Rooms and Suites are located in two different wings: The Garden Wing, built within the former 14th century Convent and the Grand Hotel Wing, a marvellous building in liberty style, added to the hotel on 1896.
Exclusive and charming, the ancient monk’s cells in the Old Monastery wing. Intimate, rich in ancient memories, laden with contemplative silences preserved for centuries. The view, a dream: the fresh joyousness of gardens in bloom, the graceful old cloister.