Ariston Hotel

The Ariston Hotel has a lake-style pool built into the hillside, so when you take a dip, you’re greeted by great views. The pool is deep at both ends, too, so it’s great for laps. You’ll also find three tempting terraces for sunbathing.

The restaurant serves a buffet every morning, which includes Sicilian specialities. In the evening, there’s an a la carte menu and a regular theme.

After dinner, a lounge bar serves cocktails. During summer, there’s a weekly Sicilian evening with traditional music and dancing.

Overview of Taormina

Found at the base of Mount Etna, this picturesque part of Sicily is a real charmer. Taormina dates to the 4th century, but today this luxurious resort combines good times, great weather and gorgeous cuisine. Plus, there’s still plenty of chance to soak up some history and ancient Greek architecture.

If you like to explore, Taormina is close to several islands and other small towns, so the Ariston Hotel is a great base for a holiday to Sicily.

Things to do in Taormina

The Ariston Hotel is in a great spot, only 20 minutes away from Taormina’s main street. This means you’re close to the impressive Teatro Antico, a beautifully preserved outdoor theatre. As well as being an immersive experience, it also provides unrivalled views of the sea and Mount Etna.

If you’d like to get active, tours up Mount Etna regularly take place. In winter, skiing is common, but in summer, 4×4 tours, guided walks and cable cars are usually available. If you’d prefer to recline on the beach, a cable car will take you down there.

Whether you want to soak up some history, scale new heights or get some sun, Taormina is the perfect choice.

Resort Summary

Steeped in ancient Greek architecture, Taormina has plenty to keep history buffs entertained, but few sites are as impressive or immersive as the Teatro Antico, a beautifully-preserved outdoor theatre. Found up in the cliffs and offering unfettered views out over the sea and up to Mount Etna, if you’re really lucky you might be able to watch a performance, as in summer, opera, music concerts and films are all shown here. The sheer scale of the site is guaranteed to impress, if you can take your eyes away from the views.