A Royal Winter Getaway at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
Once the destination choice for the Kings and Queens of Europe during the winter time, Belmond is restoring a tradition in in Taormina, Sicily at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo.
Set out in the Mediterranean that looks onto an endless summer, for the first time ever, Belmond Grand Hotel Gimeo will remain open until 3 January 2019. This winter, the hotel will raise it curtains to a new host of seasonal activities – from getting active with treks up Mount Etna to savouring the traditional festive feasts and learning how to cook with the Mammas of Sicily to exploring the museums of Taormina without the crowds.
Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo is where the biggest names in art, literature and film gather on The Literary Terrace and are seduced by the panoramic views of Mount Etna.
Find Europe’s most impressive volcano to the two inactive Silvestri craters delivering drama and indulgence with a mid-hike tasting of Etna Sparkling wines before exploring the volcanic vineyards. Guest can also go into the heart of the natural beauty of the island through Nebrodi Park where giant rock formations reign over the landscape.
Guests who want to experience wellness can try the “Sicilian Sensations” treatment using handmade Sicilian soaps and local natural products, infused with the islands fragrant flowers offering a truly sensual Mediterranean experience.
Bringing the heart of Sicilian cuisine – tradition and fresh, seasonal ingredients – at mealtimes, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo is serving not only majestic views favoured by some of literary’s greats from DH Lawrence to Tennessee Williams, but also mouth-watering cuisine and regional wines served to complement these mesmerizing views. The winter season will hold festive fine-dining including Afternoon Tea served at the Otto Geleng Living Room, with a choice of 12 different teas and sweet pastries and indulgent Christmas and New Year feasts full of celebration and tradition.
Guests can learn the traditions of Sicilian cooking directly from the Mammas whose recipes have been passed through generations with “In the Kitchen with Mamma”. They will be making dishes such as homemade pasta and traditional sweets for a truly authentic experience.
Winters in Sicily is also the perfect time to explore the museums without the crowds and immerse in the treasure trove of archaeological landmarks, from the fine art collection at Casa Cuseni Museum to the 4th century Amphitheatre set with a backdrop of Mount Etna.
As a special offer, the “Wintertime” package at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo starts from €360 + VAT in a Superior Double Room including breakfast + USD100 resort credit – which can be used for F&B and Spa outlets, and is valid between 1 November 2018 and 3 January 2019.
For more information or to reserve today, visit Belmond.com/grandhoteltimeo.