In 1873, the Grand Hotel Timeo, Taormina's first hotel, is born and a myth begins... Today, after expert restoration which has wisely conserved its elegant style whilst at the same time introducing the latest technology, it has become one of the most resplendent realities of the Italian hotel industry.
with its position amidst the most unforgettable sceneries that pass
after the other,
one glance can encompasse the sunlit Bay of
Naxos, the majestic volcano mount Etna and the
It is plunged in a centuries old park of cypresses and magnolias.
At the end of the 19° century, it becomes the favourite destination of reigning monarchs, aristocrats, politicians, illustrious scholars and famous artists: William II Kaiser of Germany, Umberto II, Marconi, Gide, Guy de Maupassant, Liz Taylor, Richard Burton.
Its hospitality has its roots in the noble tradition of Sicily.
Guy de Maupassant said: Taormina is only a landscape, but a landscape, where you seem to find everything created on the earth to seduce the eyes, the spirit and the imagination.