Modern and elegant, this traditional villa makes an ideal base to explore historic Taormina.

Perched high on the hillside with sweeping views over the Bay of Naxos to Mount Etna, Villa Diodoro is a real gem. The vibrant heart of Taormina is just moments away but inside the beautifully maintained and fragrant Mediterranean gardens, it feels like a private oasis. You’ll also have the use of the Hotel Caparena – the Villa Diodoro’s seafront sister property – and shuttle buses take you between the hotels with ease.

You’ll find some of the best views from the poolside terrace; it’s also a great spot for a casual lunch, with wonderful rainbow-coloured salads on the menu. Dining here is focused on fresh, locally inspired Mediterranean cuisine, with a smattering of international favourites and the occasional buffet. Large French windows at the Diodoro Restaurant offer up stunning views. For drinks, Il Vecchio Carrubo serves fine wines and classic cocktails alongside an extensive tea menu. Taking its name from the age-old carob trees that line the terrace, it’s perfect for an early evening aperitivo accompanied by the soothing sounds of the piano.

Standard Rooms have a classic villa style and views over the Mediterranean gardens. Alternatively, choose a Superior Side Seaview Room and enjoy views over the hotel’s gardens and side sea views from the small balcony. A Superior Seaview Room allows you to enjoy the beautiful ocean vista. The larger Deluxe Rooms have a spectacular view over Mount Etna and the southern Sicily coast.

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Key information

A few minutes’ stroll from the centre of Taormina and its attractions

Airport transfer time: Approx. 1 hour's private transfer from Catania airport
Rooms: 102

Good to know

Minimum stay: 3 nights 13 Apr-31 Oct; 2 nights 30 Dec-01 Jan. Beach facilities/the swimming pools are usually available mid-May to mid-Oct. Compulsory New Year's Eve gala dinner, supplement applies. A tourist tax is payable at the hotel.

Accommodation information

102 rooms

Dining

Restaurant, bar

What's included

Breakfast at Diodoro Restaurant.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £13 • Breakfast and dinner at Diodoro Restaurant.

*Denotes local charge