I love the Belmond group of properties. They have locations all over the world and always take phenomenal care of their guests. The Grand Hotel Timeo in Taormina is a wonderful old-world escape.
As the first hotel to be built in Taormina, the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo claimed the perfect spot atop the rocky hills on the east coast of Sicily. Make sure to request a suite with a sea view in order to fully appreciate the sweeping panorama of the coastline and, when clouds permit, the sight of Mount Etna in the distance. Enjoy the same backdrop with a cocktail on the Literary Terrace, or, if you feel like a change of scenery, take a stroll through the terraced gardens that surround the verdant property.