Ipanema Hotel

Most guests spend their days at the Ipanema Hotel’s rooftop pool. The pool and the terrace are walled, so they have a peaceful and secluded feel. From here, you get fabulous views over the bay. When you’d rather enjoy a day on the sand, the hotel bus will take you to the private beach club.

The restaurant serves a buffet breakfast. It’s a traditionally Italian affair including a range of continental options. In the evening, dishes are served at your table and there’s a weekly gala night once a week during summer.

Overview of Taormina

Taormina is a great spot for a luxury-filled holiday to Sicily. The area dates to the 4th century, but today it’s an upmarket resort where good weather and great food combine with historic attractions to create an unforgettable break.

Taormina is located in a particularly picturesque part of Sicily. It sits at the foot of Mount Etna, so you’re treated to rugged mountain views. If you pick a hotel that’s nestled into the hillside like the Ipanema Hotel, you can make the most of the views over the town, too. If you’re an adventurer, you can even scale Mount Etna in summer or ski there in winter.

Things to do in Taormina

The hillside setting of the Ipanema Hotel means you get uninterrupted coastal views. Plus, the nearby cable car will whisk you to Taormina’s centre in only five minutes. There’s plenty to keep history buffs entertained, including the Teatro Antico outdoor theatre. Performances are still held regularly and the views are magnificent.

Mount Etna’s volcanic soil means Sicily is capable of delicious wines. The industry has grown in popularity over recent years and you can raise a glass to this beautiful location over your evening meal.

Taormina has everything you could possibly want from a break in the sunshine. Whether you’d rather explore ancient history, admire the views or enjoy a beautiful meal, it’s all possible!

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.