Villa Sant' Andrea
Lying out front of Villa Sant'Andrea on the gorgeous sands fronting the Bay of Mazzaró, you recall yesterday's expedition into a few of the local seaside caves (or grottos, as the locals refer to them), and marvel at how many had carefully explored them prior to you. When were they first discovered? Hundreds of years ago? Thousands? No matter, it was time for cocktails, not European history.
Here on the rocky, romantic, and lush shores of Taormina, moments of pause are plentiful. Perhaps the spa is your preferred spot to ponder, where treatments grace your form with orange blossom, amber, and signature products by La Sultane de Saba. Or perhaps you'd instead prefer to venture out in search of inspiration to Taormina, a "paradise on earth" full of ancient culture, food, and architecture.
No matter where you go, you'll eventually get hungry. Restaurant Oliviero is looking for those with discerning palates and big appetites, serving fresh seafood, regional specialties, and a liberal selection of fine wine to wash it all down.
At day's end, no matter which of the 60 rooms and suites you've chosen, you'll be safe in the knowledge that tomorrow; you'll wake up once more in Taormina – an Italian dream.