Hospitality since 1902
Hotel Villa Belvedere is a delightful and charming boutique hotel, located at just a few minutes from Taormina’s lively town centre and from the world-famous Greek-Roman Theatre, which are both reachable by walking through the inspiring and panoramic Duca di Cesarò Botanic Gardens. The hotel benefits of wonderful views over the sea, the bay of Naxos and Mount Etna.
The hotel has always been owned and managed by the Bambara-Pècaut family and welcomed its first guests back in 1902. Villa Belvedere has all the discrete elegance and friendly welcoming atmosphere of a traditional Sicilian private villa, standing in its own, well cared-for gardens, with spectacular views of Mount Etna and over the Bay of Naxos.
The main hotel building is open every season from early March until late November; the external luxury apartments and suites are open all year round.
Villas, rooms and suites
All our rooms and suites located in the main building are elegantly furnished and decorated with warm, soft colours; they offer every modern comfort in the traditional welcoming style of Villa Belvedere.
Our double rooms with Terrace or French Balcony benefit of spectacular views across our luxuriant, flowering garden, the pretty swimming-pool area and over the sea as far as the distant horizon with mighty Mount Etna in the distance. The Classic Rooms have a large, sound proofed window overlooking Via Bagnoli Croce and they are shielded from it by plants and shrubs in ornamental tubs. Spacious Suites and Junior Suites, are located in the main building or in our annex which is few steps away from the main building, while, Garden Suites with functional kitchenettes, private patios and beautiful views, are independently situated among our gardens always in bloom.
Hotel Villa Belvedere is over a century old, built in the style of a private, family villa, no two rooms are identical, but they are all equally pleasant and, all offer similar modern comforts and amenities and simple but attractive décor. Complimentary tea & coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi connection are to be found in all of our accommodation.
The Villa Belvedere's Rock Suites are a group of five brand new apartments well appointed with design furnishing of pure italian style.
They are located in a beautiful 1940' Taomina' house, at just few steps from the main entrance of the hotel.
From the "day time" area of the suites, guests can enjoy a spectacular views of the sea, the coastline and Mount Etna, whille the large windows of the "night time" area look out onto a pretty rock garden set below a rocky ridge speckled with mediterranean bushes.
The Rock Suites devide into three different categories and they offer the same standard in terms of style, luxury and comfort.
Very recently opened they are already very appreciated among couples, families and group of friends.
Deluxe studio apartment
Elegance and luxury in the heart of Taormina at just 90 metres from the main entrance of Villa Belvedere.
Spoil yourself and stay in one of these impeccably designed Studio Apartments with fantastic views of the Naxos bay and mighty Mount Etna.
"Successful architectur has an immense influence on the psychological wellbeing of those who find themself in a pleasingly proportioned room, flooded with light, which sets the scene for contentment; and if there is a magnificient view of the sea, the effect is simply heavenly". Angelika Tashen
Ideal for leasure as well for business or study trip.
Villa Maddalena was a private villa which we acquired and renovated with the idea of preserving the authentic Sicilian identity whilst creating a spacious and luxurious environment. It is the ideal escape for families and friends who want to share a beautiful Sicilian setting, benefitting of all the services of Villa Belvedere, few steps away from the hotel’s pool area and restaurant (both open from May to October).
A stunning Sicilian Villa hidden in the green and flowered gardens of Hotel Villa Belvedere. This unique secret-escape benefits of a magnificent view over the majestic Mount Etna and the bay of Naxos, the first Greek colony in Sicily.
The Villa includes all the comforts for a luxurious and exclusive stay with all the attentive services provided by the Hotel Villa Belvedere.
In the course of the 19th century, around 1860, a beautiful orchard of almond trees was planted on the slope where today grow year round the lovely gardens of Villa Belvedere.
During the 20th century, the almond trees of Villa Belvedere were slowly replaced by a variety of citrus trees such as lemon, orange, grapefruit and mandarin trees whose flowers subtly embalm the air of the gardens and whose fruit then embellish the scenery twice a year.
Breakfast is served between 07:30 am and 10:30 am, on the “0” floor, in the charmingly sun-lit breakfast room with double-lancet windows that overlook the gardens and the sea.
Relaxing on our panoramic terrace and enjoying breakfast while sipping a chilled refreshing glass of Sicilian sparkling wine, is the best way to start the day.
Our pastry chef will delight your tastebuds with daily selections of pastries, sweets, croissants, sicilian cannoli, cakes, granitas and much more! Freshly made pancakes and omelettes are available on request.
At the edge of the pool the restaurant is open every day from early April until end of October, offering an excellent buffet and a rich menu a la carte, with ample choice among the typical traditional Sicilian dishes.
The pool area, during the day, is the perfect place to relax, swim, admiring the horizon and drink delicious cocktails and granitas.
Very Sicilian aperitivo
In the evening our bartender will propose a variety of delicious local cocktails and different Spritz.
Try the Etna Spritz, made with the Sicilian bitter Amaro Rosso Amara or the Sicilian Spritz, created with Solerno Blood Orange!
Our panoramic terrace is the perfect place to enjoy these delicious cocktails! Ask our barman about them, even the ones not in the menu! Let him create one, based on your wishes.
Choose from our carefully selected collection of Sicilian liquors, as well as Sicilian red oranges amaro and the Etna Gin, infused with local ingredients as juniper, tiny artichokes from the volcano and local oranges.
Discover our functional gym, located in the garden of the hotel. Just a few steps away from the swimming-pool, it benefits from wide sliding windows and a stunning view over the sea.
Surrounding areas & excursions
"...The gaze embraces the long mountainous back of Mount Etna, to the left the beach to Catania, even up to Syracuse. The huge smoking volcano embraces the exterminated picture, but without crudity, because the vapors of the atmosphere make it appear farther away and more graceful, if from this show the eye turns to the corridors built behind the spectators, here on the left all the walls of the rock, and between these and the sea the road that winds up to Messina, and groups and clusters of rocks in the same sea, the coast of Calabria in the last background, which only carefully spying is discerned among the gently rising clouds ... Observing how this region, in all the interesting details, was gradually sinking into darkness , it was a spectacle of unspeakable beauty...”
Wolfgang von Goethe