San Domenico Palace Hotel

The San Domenico Palace Hotel suggests the "grandeur" that has made Taormina world famous.
A reconverted monastery dating back to 1430. The original structures are still used. It lies surrounded by a garden set against a background of rare beauty.
The parchment and golden decorated book, jealously kept in the hotel safe, is a clear example of Taormina history of tourism. The book begins with the Kaiser photograph and a date, 1905. Personalities of the nobility, politics, culture, science, art, cinema and entertainment, known in all the world, have inserted their signature on the book. We remember: King Edward of Britain, Grand Duke Paul of Russia with the countess of Hoenfelsen, Anatocle France, King Umberto, Guglielmo Marconi, Elena, Amedeo, Mafalda and Giovanna of Savoy, Richard Strauss, Segio Voronoff, King Alphonse XIII of Spain, Luigi Pirandello, Fulton Sheen, Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, King Farouk, Thomas Mann, John Steinbeck, Marlen Dietrich, Susan Hayward, Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Ava Gardner, Adlai Stevenson, Romy Schneider, Michelangelo Antonioni.

Taormina art

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