The hilltop town of Taormina in the north-east of Sicily is exactly where you’ll come across the White Lotus or to give its title IRL, the San Domenico Palace, which was initially a convent. But have no dread, you really do not want to be the queen of Sicily to love Taormina (soz Tanya, we really like you seriously). Verify out some of the filming areas we like which you can check out:
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
One particular of the very first stops on the Di Grasso family’s doomed excursion to Sicily and it’s an imperious old theatre. We know, you imagine you’ve noticed a single amphitheatre, and you’ve seen them all. We politely disagree. This one’s been beautifully preserved for hundreds of many years, and if you sit in the right place, the back of the phase gets a window to see Mount Etna looming significant in the background.
Appear at the ideal time of the 12 months, and you can even capture a effectiveness and do tradition like it’s the third century BC.
This lovable lil café-bar is exactly where Valentina enjoys a speedy early morning espresso prior to trying to not chuck an Aperol at different attendees on a everyday foundation. Whilst the espresso is delectable listed here, we’d suggest this place’s staple which is granita – sorbet’s cooler cousin with a crystal-like texture. Occur in this article for breakfast and it’s conventional to have it with brioche and whipped product. And we assume that chomping on a person of these whilst looking in excess of the stunning sunshine-themed tilework is a pretty dreamy way to commence your working day.
Keep in mind that creepy story Quentin explained to about a tiny island just off the beach? It’s known as Isola Bella, but it is also acknowledged as the Pearl of the Ionian Sea. And boy does it are living up to its identify with lush eco-friendly trees and previous rockforms that seem like they could notify a thousand tales. However it is at this time closed to the general public, but get oneself on a funicular from city down to the beach front, and consume in the sunlight or a refreshing reliable Sicilian lemonade at one particular of the bars on the entrance.
We generally see Ethan blowing off steam with an early early morning operate down a deserted Corso Umberto, but commonly this road is brimming with locals and visitors alike browsing sweet boutiques. Head to Piazza Duomo to get by yourself a suitably huge scoop of gelato and cast your eye around the Ionian Sea. Or if you desired a swankier top secret viewpoint, go marginally uphill to the Continental Lodge and wander up to the Sky Rooftop Bar. It is bought significant White Lotus vibes, but you do not need to have to be a guest of the hotel to get a drink there.
So sit down, watch the solar set and sip on the properly named Etna Samba or a Negroni Beer Slip-up (it’s not an error although seriously, trust us)…