Where Was White Lotus Filmed in Italy?

Jennifer Coolidge is a national treasure: let’s just put that out there right at the start!  Every time she comes on-screen in Season 2 of the “White Lotus,” I can’t help but smile; she’s just so delightfully whacky.  And the fact that she sports a sensational pink frockification while being whisked away on a Vespa in the show’s main stills is just….so….RIGHT.  So far, the captivating Italian scenery is hitting the escapism mark even more than Hawaii did in Season 1.  So here, we’ll find out exactly, “Where Was White Lotus Filmed in Italy?” 

In case you feel like travel planning….

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Season 2 of “White Lotus” is off to a good start ~ with Jennifer Coolidge as the only recurring character (thank God). Photo courtesy of HBO.

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Where is this beautiful cliffside hotel located? Find out below…

 

Map of Italy’s White Lotus Hotel…

San Domenico Palace

Answer: The San Domenico Palace

More than 90% of Season 2 of the “White Lotus” is filmed at yet another Four Seasons property ~ Season 1 was filmed at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.  And that is, the Four Seasons San Domenico Palace ($1,032+/night).  Set along the cliffs of Sicily’s Taormina, this Four Seasons is set in a former 14th-century convent…& you can really feel the sense of history evoked by the hotel’s original frescoes, the odd & at times eerie statuettes featured in each room, & the lush grounds that surround the hotel. 

Some clients say that staying here is like “staying in a museum…..”

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This stunning pool is featured heavily in “White Lotus.” Photo courtesy of the Four Seasons Press Room.

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Almost every room at San Domenico features some piece of history: from statuettes to ancient portraits. Photo courtesy of the Hotel Trotter.

“This is the most beautiful hotel we’ve ever stayed at. Couple that with the best Four Seasons staff we’ve ever encountered, namely Beatrice at the front desk, & it was the vacation of a lifetime. The property is absolutely STUNNING. Every inch of it.”

 

– Ben P.

Photos of Four Seasons San Domenico

Let’s take a look around the Four Seasons San Domenico Palace & surrounding environs….

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History abounds in this part of Italy. Photo courtesy of Hospitality Net.

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Private pool in the Teatro Suite, at the Four Seasons San Domenico. Photo courtesy of Trip Advisor.

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Imagine having breakfast in the Presidential Suite…

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This is a Junior Suite at San Domenico. Photo courtesy of Elite Voyage.

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Historic Mount Etna looms overhead, & is just 50 kilometers from the hotel. Photo courtesy of the Four Seasons Press Room.

VIEWS. Photo courtesy of the Hotel Guru.

[The San Domenico] was picturesque; filled with old-world charm. We scheduled a private driver through the hotel and were introduced to Angelo. Let’s just say, those two days were the most memorable of our entire trip. From driving through the mountainside, up to Mt. Etna, along the coast, seeing where the Godfather was filmed, & even driving through the little towns of Sicily, it was the best way to experience it all.

 

– Tom Helen

Where Was White Lotus Season 2 Filmed?

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If you don’t want to spend a fortune at the Four Seasons: check out Unahotel Capotaormina…

If you’re looking for nearby hotels that cost less than San Domenico, here are two close cliffside options: 1) Unahotels Capotaormina ($225+), whose beachside setting may be even more striking than San Domenico’s, or 2) La Plage Resort ($266+), which is also a five-star property ~ but about 1/3 the cost of the Four Seasons.

xoxo Noelia

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