1. Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, Taormina
Grand Hotel Timeo is a luxurious 19th-century hilltop espace with exquistiue views od Mount Etna and the sea. Oh, and it’s right beside the remains of a Greek amphitheatre. Part of the Belmond group, this hotel has well-equipped rooms with marble bathrooms, while upgraded stays include terraces and outdoor hot tubs. Speaking of luxury, you’ve got access to a heated rooftop pool, surrounded by lush gardens no less. This comes topped off with incredible food and drink offerings, think bountiful breakfasts, aperitifs on the terrace bar and fine Sicilian dining. Sublime.