Editor Picks: Hotels in Taormina, Sicily

by Peter Smith  |  Published October 28, 2020

First discovered by 18th-century travellers on their Grand Tour, Taormina later became known as the go-to destination for upscale holidays in Sicily for the great and the good. While mass tourism has significantly changed the seaside resort since those halcyon days, its dolce vita ethos and appeal still burns brightly. With its Greek and Roman origins, the hilltop theatre alone goes some way to explaining the town’s longstanding popularity, sloping dramatically towards the sea and with the imposing Mount Etna watching over it from a distance.

True to its reputation as a chic and exclusive destination, Taormina is best-enjoyed on a high budget. But when it comes to choosing your accommodation, lower-range options are also available, catering for those seeking a less lavish holiday experience. Read on to discover our top picks covering all budgets.