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Dolce & Gabbana has partnered with one of Italy’s most iconic luxury hotels for 2023 – and this is the result

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Luxury travel meets high-end fashion. One of Italy’s most iconic luxury hotels, San Domenico Palace, a Four Seasons Hotel, has teamed up with legendary Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana to give the Taormina based resort on the east coast of Sicily a stylish new look for the 2023 season.

And if you’re wondering whether this is the incredibly glamorous and ritzy hotel where season 2 of hit TV series The White Lotus was filmed – yes, yes it is.

Just in time for its second birthday as a Four Seasons, San Domenico Palace, Taormina unveils its new poolside set up in collaboration with Dolce & Gabbana.

From now until the end of the 2023 season the Hotel’s iconic pool area and gardens will be decked out in Dolce & Gabbana’s “Blu Mediterraneo” motif, a deep blue and white pattern inspired by majolica pottery. Deeply rooted in the Italian south, this motif pays homage to Italy’s heritage in craftsmanship.


The takeover involves a range of products from Dolce & Gabbana including umbrellas, towels, cushions, pillows, cabanas, trays, coasters and other decorative objects. The setup would not be complete without a customized Granita Trolley dressed in blue and white from which the Hotel’s guests can enjoy an icy granita in classic flavours such as almond, coffee and lemon – the most delicious and stylish way to cool off from the hot Sicilian sun.

For more luxury travel inspiration in Italy take a look at our guide to the most romantic things to do in Tuscany and our 7 day Puglia itinerary.

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Enjoy an icy granita in classic flavours such as almond, coffee and lemon.

San Domenico Palace, a Four Seasons Hotel

Decked out in Dolce & Gabbana’s “Blu Mediterraneo” motif.

Iconic pool area

The iconic San Domenico Palace perched on a promontory above the Ionian Sea, first opened as a hotel in 1896 but was originally a Dominican monastery erected in the 14th century. In July 2021, it reopened as a Four Seasons hotel after extensive renovation, making this season the Hotel’s third year of operations under the luxury brand’s banner.

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