Located in the heart of Taormina, close to Corso Umberto I and the Palacongressi (home to the International Film Festival), luxury boutique hotel, Hotel Imperiale re-opened in 2010 after a total and sympathic renovation in keeping with the original structure, using local, natural materials including local lava stone. Featuring a roof garden and outdoor pool with far reaching views across the coastline, a luxury spa with Carita and Decleor treatment rooms and a restaurant showcasing the best that Sicily has to offer this Chic Retreat is perfect for a few days escape in the sun. Stroll up to Hotel Imperiale through the streets of Taormina brushing past the wisteria and bougainvillea. Standing majestically above the rooftops of the town, Hotel Imperiale provides an exceptional location and the ideal base for those looking for a larger boutique hotel.
Corso Umberto, Taorminas exclusive promenade filled with wonderful boutiques, restaurants and bars, is just a short stroll from Hotel Imperiale. Taormina has seen a host of tycoons, writers, poets and actors over the years including Maupassant, Liz Taylor, Gregory Peck, Goethe, Oscar Wilde, Sophia Loren, Greta Garbo, Cary Grant and Rita Hayworth. The magic of Taormina has lured, and continues to entice, many film directors to set their films here and even today the film world flocks to the Taormina Film Festival every year. A climb of Mount Etna is a must if time allows during your stay and wine tasting some of the local wines grown on her terraces is a fun way to spend the morning. Enjoy a day at the beach and head to the Giardini Naxos beach by complimentary shuttle. Carry on your workout routine in a gym with-a-view before heading to the spa to relax and be pampered in one of the 5 treatment rooms. A private Yoga trainer or personal trainer can be booked on request.
Hotel Imperiale's restaurant Anfiteatro has a seductive atmosphere with oak floors and velvet walls. Chef Onofrio Brucculeri works his magic on traditional Sicilian dishes bringing them up to date to delight even the most discerning palate. Take your time over dinner and enjoy the romantic views through the glass walls across the roof tops of Taormina and out to the sea. Hotel Imperiale Taormina has opened the new OpsoN Restaurant, on the roof terrace, featuring Chef Fabio Baldassarre, Michelin starred chef at Unico restaurant in Milan. OpsoN, from the ancient Greek, means food" focuses on the Sicilian traditional roots. OpsoN offers customers a wide selection of recipes drawn from Sicily's rich heritage and traditions. The Grill OpsoN Restaurant gives guests the chance to taste some of the local specialities.