• Hotel Overview
  • Sea-View Premium Room with Terrace
  • Junior Suite with Plunge Pool, Sea-View
  • Etna Suite
  • Anciovi
  • Bar & Chiostro
  • In-Room Dining
  • Taste Sicily’s Finest Wines
  • Botanica SPA
  • Infinity Pool
  • Fitness
  • Connect To History At Every Turn
  • Feel The Romance Of the Gardens
  • Explore The Island’s Rich History
  • Set Sail Along The Sicilian Coast
  • Touch the history
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San Domenico Palace, Taormina, a Four Seasons Hotel

Sicily, Italy

Opened July 2021

Perched on a rocky promontory high above the Ionian Sea, the iconic San Domenico Palace welcomes you to a 14th-century convent with panoramic views of Mount Etna and the ancient Greek theatre. Savour award-winning dining, unwind in the spa and swim in our clifftop infinity pool. Escape into a Four Seasons world of timeless beauty — with the charming town of Taormina at our doorstep and the best of Sicily waiting to be explored.


  • Catania-Fontanarossa Airport ( CTA ) - 60 minutes by car, 68.3 km
  • Comiso Airport ( CIY ) - 1 hour 55 minutes by car, 143 km
  • Palermo Airport ( PMO ) travel time — 3 hours 15 minutes by car, 292 km

Framed by the dramatic landscapes of Sicily’s east coast, San Domenico Palace offers a magnificent setting overlooking Mount Etna, the Ionian Sea and the Greek theatre. Just off Taormina’s main street, the Corso Umberto, our Hotel is an easy walk to the charming shops and restaurants of the old town. This is the perfect home base for exploring eastern Sicily’s most famous attractions, including the historical cities of Modica, Noto and Siracusa, and the tiny, fascinating island of Ortigia.


Sea-View Premium Room with Terrace

Sip an aperitivo on your private terrace as you gaze across Taormina Bay. These spacious guest rooms welcome you with simple yet sophisticated contemporary décor.

  • One king bed or two twin beds, One sofabed, or one crib on request
  • 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child
  • 31–34 m2. Floors 1 and 2, Ancient Convent or Grand Hotel Wing
  • One full marble bathroom with shower ( may also include tub )
  • Sea view
  • Furnished terrace; connectable to a Sea-View Terrace Premium Room or the Royal Suite

Junior Suite with Plunge Pool, Sea-View

Bask in old-world grandeur, where decorative cornice mouldings juxtapose with chic contemporary décor. The living room’s high ceilings and large windows draw you outside to the sea-view terrace with a private plunge pool.

  • One king bed, One sofabed, one crib on request
  • 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children ( 10 years or younger )
  • 41–48 m2. Ground Floor and Floor 1, Grand Hotel Wing
  • One full marble bathroom with shower (may also include tub)
  • Views: sea
  • Living area with decorative cornices and old-world grandeur; large sea-view terrace with plunge pool

Etna Suite

With panoramic views of Mount Etna, the sea and the coastline, our eponymous Etna Suite is full of light. Entertain in the spacious living room elegantly appointed with contemporary décor. Some suites open to a terrace.

  • One king bed, One sofabed, one crib on request
  • 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child
  • 81–82 m2. Ground Floor and Floor 1, Ancient Convent or Grand Hotel Wing
  • One full marble bathroom with tub and separate shower
  • Views: Mount Etna
  • Elegantly furnished living room; some suites with terrace

Room Categories

Sea-View Premium Room with Terrace
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Junior Suite with Plunge Pool, Sea-View
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Etna Suite
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Botanica SPA

SPA Serenity At The Foot Of Mount Etna. Botanica SPA provides a nature-based haven in which to relax and rejuvenate, experiencing treatments inspired by members of the convent who studied the power of plants and herbs. Sophisticated and subtle, the Spa’s interiors feature sleek, modern design with a warm colour palette. A sense of serenity fills our five treatment rooms, including a couples’ suite and spacious relaxation area. Spa Services:

  • Massages. Relax and rejuvenate with our wide variety of healing massages.
  • Facials. Hydrate and protect your skin with our advanced treatments.
  • Boutique Salon. Experience our exclusive hairstyling, manicure and pedicure services.

World Of Water

Dip into the Spa’s indoor pool, measuring 9.4 metres in length and 1.2 metres in depth. Or head outdoors to our clifftop infinity pool overlooking Taormina Bay. If you prefer swimming in the sea, enjoy access to an exclusive beach club, just a short ride from San Domenico Palace.

Focus On Fitness

If hiking up Mount Etna doesn’t provide a vigorous enough workout, plan a visit to our ground-floor Fitness Centre. Featuring the latest equipment for cardio and strength training, this state-of-the-art facility lets you keep up your daily exercise routine. Open daily from 6:00 am to 12:00 midnight.

Feel The Romance Of the Gardens

Enter San Domenico Palace through a magnificent 17th-century portal crowned by the crest of the Dominican order. Explore our two cloistered courtyards and exquisitely manicured Italian gardens, shaded by jasmine and hibiscus trees and serenaded by the song of cicadas.

Connect To History At Every Turn

Delight in your discovery of the convent’s ancient architecture and rich character, including traditional cloisters, choir stalls and restored frescoes. In the Galleria, witness restored artefacts and relics displayed within view of the main cloister.

Lose Yourself In Beauty

Let us arrange a private guided tour of the magnificent art collection of San Domenico Palace. The extensive array of paintings and sculptures has been curated to honour the buildings’ profoundly layered past. Discover relics and artefacts from its origins as a convent in the 14th to 19th centuries, displayed alongside contemporary works of art. The goal is to provide our Four Seasons guests with a visually engaging and an emotionally inspiring link between the past, the present and the future.

Taste Sicily’s Finest Wines

With our crafted selection of “Only in Sicily” experiences, we’ll help you discover the island’s authentic character — whether with a morning trek up Mount Etna, still an active volcano, or lunch at a local winery. Visit the medieval village of Castiglione di Sicilia and enjoy tastings at top vineyards, where fertile volcanic soil produces exceptional wines. Our team of insiders will unlock Sicily’s best-kept secrets and reveal the island as only Four Seasons can.

Explore The Island’s Rich History

With an expert Four Seasons guide, you’ll learn about the multiple cultures that have occupied Sicily over the centuries — taking you from the ancient Greek theatre to the Palazzo Corvaja and Piazza IX Aprile. Discover the influences in cuisine and architecture brought by the Arab and North African civilizations. We’ll custom-design each tour to your specific interests.

Set Sail Along The Sicilian Coast

Let Four Seasons arrange an unforgettable experience of Sicily by sea. Board a luxury yacht or sailboat and cruise by the scenic landmarks of Isola Bella and Grotta Azzurra. Stop for snorkelling and enjoy a close-up encounter with the brilliant marine life of the Mediterranean. Then share a stellar picnic lunch prepared by our Four Seasons chefs.


Principe Cerami

In our signature restaurant, embark on a culinary journey curated by award-winning chef Massimo Mantarro. The Etna-born master presents quintessential Sicilian cuisine showcasing local ingredients and traditions. Every meal is enhanced by superb views of Taormina Bay.


Experience Sicilian specialties and classic international dishes in our all-day restaurant. Sip the finest local wines and soak in the historical character of the convent’s former refectory. In summer, dine al fresco on the sea-view terrace boasting panoramic vistas of Mount Etna and Taormina Bay.


Lounge on our pool terrace and savour light dishes highlighting Mediterranean seafood, including a raw bar, Sicilian sushi and sharing plates. At the poolside bar, our expert mixologists serve innovative cocktails inspired by Sicily’s eclectic heritage — creating a destination that’s lively late into the night.

Bar & Chiostro

Meet for cocktails, coffee and light cuisine at our indoor-outdoor bar and lounge, framing the edge of the Grand Cloister. Enjoy the shade of the colonnade, while gazing across the courtyard’s elegant open-air gardens, featuring palm trees, exotic plants and flowers.

In-Room Dining

Let us transform your guest room or suite into your own private dining room. Whether for breakfast in bed, a casual lunch on your terrace or a midnight snack, choose from our 24-hour In-Room Dining menu and we’ll deliver a delicious Four Seasons experience.

Suitable for

Discovering Sicily, those, who love antique, art and history




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