Follow in the footsteps of Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren Marcello Mastroianni and Elizabeth Taylor, you will experience the glamour, romance and luxe way of life at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo in Sicily. Set high in the rocky hills on the East coast of the island, with front row seats to Mt. Etna, with a majestic backdrop of the Greek Theatre, the hotel was first built in 1873 and is surrounded by a 6-acre park and magnificent gardens where the panoramic pool is located. This historical hotel is well known for its "Literary Terrace” which has always been a preferred meeting spot for illustrious guests.
Sicily’s stunning east coast town of Taormina has one of the world’s most incredible views. The hotel is erected in a hitlist of Great Views of the World, the panorama from the bar and restaurant terrace of the Timeo – over the clustered rooftops of Medieval Taormina, past the coves and headlands of eastern Sicily’s volcanic coastline and across to the puffing peak of Mount Etna – would surely place high in the Top Ten. And the Greek Theatre is right next door.
A free shuttle bus links the Timeo with beachside sister hotel the Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea, whose beach, sun loungers and other facilities.
ROOMS & SUITES
The hotel consists of 45 rooms and 25 suites, most with terraces or balconies offering breathtaking views over the Bay of Naxos and the city. The rooms’ interior design evokes the magnificence of the Sicilian tradition with a unique blend of beauty and comfort. At the top of the hill, the two-bedroom Presidential Suite features two elegant bedrooms, a lounge and dining room, a large terrace with a garden house, and a stunning 200sqm terrace with a private Jacuzzi.
You can also take advantage of the private beach of its sister property Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea and hire one of the new exclusive cabanas facing the glittering aquamarine sea.
Stroll through town and shop for ceramics and wrought iron, then visit the hotel's Wellness Centre, immersed in the verdant park, for a spa treatment made with local flowers and fruit essences.
Dinner, set on the terrace overlooking majestic Mount Etna, features tantalizing Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine.