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San Domenico Palace Hotel

| Taormina, Messina, Italy

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  • Location & Map
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  • Amenities
  • World's Best Awards


Built on the original structures of a former Dominican monastery of the 15th century, San Domenico Palace was transformed into a hotel in 1896 by Giovanni Rosso, Prince of Cerami, a descendant of Damiano Rosso, a Catanian nobleman of the princely family Rosso di Altavilla who built and then donated the monastery to the friars when he himself embraced the monastic life. A luxury hotel within ancient walls where much recalls monastic life creates a startling contrast, but it is all the more fascinating for it. From the beginning, San Domenico has attracted poets, writers, movie stars, royal families and Heads of State, all of whom have filled the ancient pages of the jealously guarded Golden Book with their dedications.

Today as in times past, respecting time-honored traditions of home and hospitality, San Domenico welcomes its guests with a dedication and passion to ensure that each stay is very special, where unforgettable days are spent immersed in the restful tranquility of a truly magical place.

Location & Map

Hotel Address:
  • San Domenico Palace Hotel
  • Piazza San Domenico 5
  • Taormina, Messina 98039
  • Italy

Location Summary
The San Domenico Palace Hotel is situated in Taormina's historic centre.

Highlights & Reviews

Note Bene
Taormina rised as a tourist town, because Siculians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Saracens chose it to sojourn there for a long period and not for political reasons only. The Normans, particularly, consecrated it like tourist place and it became, since then, center for meetings, visits and stays. It was at the end of the nineteenth century that Taormina reached the apex of the international notoriety. Nobles and well-off english men started to acquire more and more villas. Soon there came also the North Americans, Austro-Hungarians, Baltic people, Belgians, Swiss, Dutch, Germans. The most prestigious characters of the whole Europe visited Taormina.
Banquets & Meetings
The San Domenico Palace Hotel offers attractive meeting rooms and a fully-equipped Congress Centre for every occasion. The congress facilities, situated in the evocative surroundings of the old 15th-century church, can accommodate up to 400 people and are equipped with the most up-to-date audio-visual technology. The uniqueness of its spaces, its modern technical equipment, the refined efficiency of its service and organisation, the exquisite quality of its culinary offerings- these are the trump cards of the San Domenico for a meeting of sure success and great fascination.
Fine Dining On Site
Restaurant Principe Cerami awarded with one Michelin star.
Spa Facility
The Beauty Corner is the ideal choice for getting ready for a day in the sun or to take time out for an experience of absolute wellbeing, with its offering of massages and personal beauty treatments.
Available 4 km away.
Recommended Rooms
Garden Room with a Mini pool jacuzzi on a private terrace overlooking the bay of Taormina.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - High Speed Internet
Available Activities
  • - Dining
    - Hiking
    - Shopping

World's Best Awards

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Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List for Best Hotels in Europe
Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List for Best Hotels in Europe

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San Domenico Palace Hotel
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