Bel Soggiorno Hotel

When you stay at the Bel Soggiorno Hotel, far-reaching views are par for the course. The hotel was originally built in 1908 and was one of the first hotels on Sicily. As a result, it’s claimed a prized location and the views take in Mount Etna, the Bay of Naxos and the Mediterranean Sea.

Breakfast can be served on your terrace or balcony, or in the high-ceilinged, conservatory-style dining room. There isn’t a restaurant here, but the owners occasionally arrange special dinners with traditional Sicilian dishes served al fresco on the candlelit veranda.

Overview of Taormina

If you’re looking for a luxurious holiday to Sicily, Taormina is the place to be. The resort combines luxury with a friendly welcome and a hearty dose of history.

The town is found at the base of Mount Etna and you can head out in every direction to explore. You can scale the mountain, take a trip to one of the nearby islands or visit the surrounding towns. When you stay at the Bel Soggiorno Hotel, you can soak up the views, learn more about Sicily’s history or get back to nature.

Things to do in Taormina

Taormina’s tangle of narrow streets is a 15-minute uphill walk from the Bel Soggiorno Hotel, while traditional Sicilian towns like Linguaglossa and Castiglione di Sicilia are around 40 minutes’ drive away.

In Taormina, you can take a cable car down to the pebbled beaches that fringe the coastline. If you’d like to stretch your legs, Mazzaro Beach is only a 25-minute walk away.

Away from the beach, the centre of Taormina is packed with history. The town dates to the 4th century and is full of ancient architecture. There’s a lot to see but few places are as impressive as the Teatro Antico, a beautifully preserved outdoor theatre where live performances still take place.

Taormina is a great place for a luxurious Sicilian break. You’ll soon be raising a glass to this glorious location!

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.