Grand Hotel Timeo, a Belmond Hotel, Taormina Est. Prior to 1930

Grand Hotel Timeo, A Belmond Hotel, Taormina, Via Teatro Greco, Taormina, Province of Messina, Italy

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Find the tranquil life at this luxurious Sicily getaway.
With the dramatic Italian coastline in perfect view, this epic hotel offers a gorgeous customizable space for meetings, gala dinners, and cocktail receptions. Enjoy the regional cooking and a revitalizing spa as well.​
The Lowdown
Historic Building
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Restaurant / Private Dining
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Set high in the rocky hills on the east coast of Sicily, Grand Hotel Timeo has long been known as one of Italy’s most glamorous retreats.

The first hotel to be built in Taormina, it sits in the most perfect location, directly in front of the Greek Theatre. Sweeping views of the coastline and majestic Mount Etna stretch out beyond.

This heritage building is a landmark within its destination. Guests can embrace the spirit of Sicily as they admire the gardens, savour sensational local cuisine and sit out on the Literary Terrace, where generations of celebrated guests have gathered under the sun.

(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?


Estimated Price Per Head

from $110 to $150


Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event


Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Indoors & Outdoors
Designated Smoking Areas Only
The Hotel consists of 70 units, 45 rooms and 25 suites, most with terrace or balconies offering breathtaking views over the bay. The rooms’ interior design evokes the magnificence of the Sicilian tradition with a unique blend of beauty and comfort. At the top of the hill, the two bedroom Presidential Suite features two elegant bedrooms, a lounge and dining room, a large terrace with a garden house, and a stunning terrace with a private Jacuzzi. Guests can choose if staying in the Timeo Building complex or in Villa Flora, a delightful annex located just 50 metres (164 feet) from the Timeo Building and set in a charming country-house. Connecting rooms and wheelchair access rooms available on request.
Eco/Green Events
Pet-Friendly Events
Kid Friendly Events
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Set high in the rocky hills on the east coast of the island, with Mt.Etna as a backdrop, Grand Hotel Timeo has always been one of the favourite destinations of both Hollywood’s and Europe’s most prominent stars; from Sofia Loren to Audrey Hepburn, from Marcello Mastroianni to Liz Taylor. Adjacent to the Greek Theatre, the hotel was first built in 1873 and is surrounded by a 6-acre park and magnificent gardens where the panoramic pool is located. This historical hotel is well known for its “Literary Terrace” which has always been a preferred meeting spot for illustrious guests.
The hotels' interior design evokes the magnificence of the Sicilian tradition with a unique blend of beauty and comfort.
Standout Venue Features:
The hotel shares facilities, including restaurants and bars, with Villa Sant'Andrea, our other Belmond hotel in Taormina. Located 5km away, it sits beside its own private beach.
Awards & Notables - Conde Nast Traveler US Readers's Choice Awards "Top 30 Hotels in Italy", 2015
- Conde Nast Traveler US "Gold List" 84.127, 2015
- Wedding Award "Best Hotel for honeymoon abroad", 2014
- Conde Nast Traveler US "50 Best in Italy" #1, 2013
- Conde Nast Traveler US "Top 100 Hotels in the World" #5, 2013
- Conde Nast Traveler US "Hotels with the Best Locations", 2013
- Geo Saison "Die 100 schönsten Hotels in Europa", 2013
- Travel+Leisure "500 Best Hotels in the World" 88.70, 2013
Celebration Locations
Afrodite Room:
Afrodite Room - with a marble floor and bright windows opening onto an outdoor terrace, this is a fabulous venue for banquets, buffet receptions or an elegant cocktail party.
- Max Capacity: 220 - Cocktail Reception
Zeus Room:
Zeus Room - ideal for conferences and congresses
- Max Capacity: 220 - Cocktail Reception
Efesto Room:
Efesto Room - ideal for small meetings or as breakout room, it has the potential to connect with the Athena Room for an even more spacious venue.
- Max Capacity: 20 - Cocktail Reception
Athena Room:
Athena Room - a truly luxurious setting for board meetings, it may also be connected to the Efesto Room to create a larger space.
- Max Capacity: 20 - Cocktail Reception
Afrodite Terrace:
Afrodite Terrace - featuring extraordinary views of Mount Etna and the sea below, it is perfect for cocktail receptions and banquets.
- View: Stunning panorama of Mount Etna and the Bay of Taormina
- Max Capacity: 300 - Banquet
Ganimede Terrace:
Ganimede Terrace - attractive terrace with a dedicated bar located on the first floor of the banqueting centre with views over the sea and the volcano, a magical setting for cocktails, receptions and banquets.
- View: Stunning panorama of Mount Etna and the Bay of Taormina
- Max Capacity: 150 - Cocktail Reception
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
THE RESTAURANT - Backdropped by Mount Etna and Cape Taormina, the Restaurant’s incomparable location is complemented by a sensational menu of Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine. Incorporating mouth-watering seasonal produce, local specialities and regional wines, dine on the beautiful terrace or in the elegant dining room.

POOL RESTAURANT - Beside the swimming pool, in the shade of a cool pergola, the Pool Restaurant is open daily for lunch. Enjoy light bites, brick-oven pizzas, a salad buffet and a selection of freshly-caught fish overlooking Mount Etna and the Mediterranean Sea. 
Bars & Lounges:
THE LITERARY TERRACE & BAR - Admire the stunning panorama of Mount Etna and the Bay of Taormina while sipping a cool Bellini. Inside, the Bar is a Sicilian masterpiece that evokes the magical atmosphere of a 19th-century winter garden.


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