Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
5 Star Luxury Glamorous Retreat

Via Teatro Greco, 59 98039 Taormina, Messina

Overview & highlights

Set high in the rocky hills on the east coast of the island, with Mount Etna as a dramatic backdrop, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo has long been the destination of choice for glamorous European and Hollywood stars— Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, Marcello Mastroianni and Elizabeth Taylor have all been guests.

Built in 1873 in a stunning location adjacent to the Greek Theatre, the hotel is surrounded by a six-acre park, with magnificent gardens encircling a panoramic pool. It is famed for its Literary Terrace, a favourite meeting point of distinguished guests through the decades.


Set in the heart of Taormina serves up views that have enchanted for more than a century.   

Distances from the hotel Sea 4km/2,5 miles • Castelmola 5km/3 miles • Mount Etna 65km/40 miles
• Catania 70km/43 miles • Messina 52km/32 miles • Palermo 260km/160 miles • Siracusa 119km/74 miles • Reggio Calabria 67km/41 miles • Naples 541km/336 miles • Rome 750km/466 miles • Florence 994km/617 miles • Milan 1,295km/804 miles

How to arrive

  • By Air Catania Interna onal Airport Fontanarossa (CTA), 60km/37 miles, approx 50 minutes’ drive to the hotel. Palermo Interna onal Airport Falcone-Borsellino (PMO), 260km/160 miles, 2 hours 50 minutes’ drive to the hotel.
  • By Train Taormina-Giardini Naxos Railway Sta on, 5km/3 miles, 5 minutes’ drive to the hotel. Trains from Palermo, Catania, Reggio Calabria, Naples, Rome.
  • By Car A18 motorway Messina-Catania, exit “Taormina”.

Our concierge will arrange your Private Car Transfers directly to and from the hotel.

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