Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo is a stunning neo-classical hotel situated in the beautiful Sicilian town of Taormina. With breathtaking views of the bay and the magnificent Mt Etna, the hotel is the perfect base to discover the delights of Sicily.
Guests can use the private beach belonging to its sister property, Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea, which is located on the beautiful Bay of Mazzarò in Taormina Mare - a complimentary shuttle service is available
The hotel's main restaurant offers stunning views over Mount Etna and Capo Taormina from the outdoor terrace - a table here is a must in the summer months
Feel part of history, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo sits in front of the Greek amphitheatre at Taormina - the theatre was initially built in the third century BC
The "Literary Terrace" is the ideal spot from which to admire the stunning panorama of Mount Etna while sipping a Bellini or a Limoncello
Fall in love with this jewel of a hotel. It’s easy to see why it remains a favourite of the International jet set such as Sofia Loren and the late Elizabeth Taylor – Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo overflows with class and sophistication.
With the Greek Amphitheatre just steps away from the hotel, you are close to the action, but with the tranquil atmosphere of the hotel and gardens, it’s easy to escape. The hillside town of Taormina is a delight, with stunning churches, piazzas, well kept winding streets, acclaimed restaurants and exclusive shops.
All 70 rooms are decorated stylishly with Italian flair, the suites offer spacious comfortable living rooms and luxurious marble bathrooms. While the Presidential suite boasts an expansive private terrace with a summer house and hydro massage swimming pool.
The restaurant is blessed with magical panoramic views of Mount Etna and the Bay of Taormina, the menu focuses on seasonal produce and local specialities including Pachino cherry tomatoes and Bronte pistachios. The poolside bar serves a wide variety of drinks, cocktails and snacks to enjoy in the peaceful garden surroundings.
When to visit
Enjoying a limoncello on the amazing terrace while admiring the views down to the bay and Mount Etna in the distance is unforgettable!
Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo is located in the centre of Taormina, a beautiful hillside town. The hotel has a prime position in front of the Greek Theatre, overlooking the bay of Taormina and Mount Etna.
Discover Catania with an Art Historian
In the company of your expert guide, you will be taken on a fascinating walk to discover Catania and its great cultural heritage.
Explore Mount Etna
Mount Etna dominates the skyline of eastern Sicily and is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. With your private guide, you can hike around the crater and enjoy the views from Europe's largest volcano.
Explore the Valley of the Temples
Step back in time as you explore the Valley of the Temples with your private guide and admire the ruined Greek temples and tombs that once made up the ancient city of Akragas.
Private walking tour of Noto
Renowned for its impressive Baroque architecture, Noto is a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting some of the most picturesque streets in Sicily. Explore the town with your private guide and discover the history behind the architecture.
Ragusa's Ancient Canyons and Watermills
Spend the morning with your private guide as you explore Ragusa, a local farm and an ancient watermill.
Sicilian cooking class
Discover the art of Sicilian cooking in a private masterclass with a local chef. You'll visit the market to purchase your ingredients before heading to the kitchen and learning how to cook traditional Sicilian recipes.
Sicilian Marquis Private Garden Tour
Embark on a private visit of the Melilli garden with the owner Sicilian Marquis Giuseppe and head gardener, in the stunning countryside of Melilli.
Taormina and the Teatro Greco
Explore the beautiful town of Taormina as you wind your way through its narrow streets with your private guide. Discover the town's charm before heading to the ancient Greek theatre, constructed in the 3rd century BC and offering breathtaking views.
Teatro Greco with an Astronomer
Meet your expert art historian guide and set out on a private walking tour through the upper town of beautiful Taormina.
Visit Villa Romana del Casale
An impressive Roman villa dating back to the 4th century, Villa Romana del Casale boasts a stunning complex of Roman mosaics, almost perfectly preserved due to a landslide during the 12th century.
Walking tour and chocolate tasting in Modica
Explore the charming town of Modica and its medieval centre with your private guide. Discover its elaborate architecture and picturesque streets as you wind your way through the city.
Walking tour of Ortigia
The historical heart of Syracuse, the island of Ortigia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to beautiful Baroque architecture. Explore this stunning island with your private guide and learn about its fascinating history.
Walking tour of Ragusa
Visit the magnificent town of Ragusa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting incredible Baroque architecture, and discover the beauty of the city with your private guide.