The Grand Hotel Miramare in Taormina was originally contracted in 1922 as a large luxurious villa-residence by the noble Lo Turco family. Soon after the villa was converted to a 63-room boutique hotel that still retains many of the original villaâ€™s features and along with them its charm and character. The hotel is perched high on a hillside providing magnificent views over the Messina Straight and Ionian-sea. Beautiful vegetation and terraced gardens engulf the hotel on the hillside adding to the hotelâ€™s comfortable ambiance. There is an outdoor pool and the panoramic restaurant features a large terrace so diners can enjoy beautiful sea views along with their mouth-watering Sicilian dinner. The centre of Taormina is just 10-minutes away by foot and the cable-car taking visitors down the hill to the Taormina Beach is just a 3-minute walk from the hotel. For a quaint stay in one of Sicilyâ€™s most popular destinations, Grand Hotel Miramare is a fabulous choice of boutique hotel.