Taormina provides the perfect backdrop for White Lotus season 2

January 17, 2023 By Bellarome Travel

The 2021 critically acclaimed White Lotus television series created, written, and directed by Mike White is getting rave reviews and this season is gaining even more popularity than the last.

Could it be the satirical drama that has us glued to the screens? Or are we being swept away by the backdrop set in no other place than Sicily’s very own Taormina.

The White Lotus plot and cast

The series focuses on the personal and professional experiences of a resort’s staff and guests over the course of a week, telling the lives of the staff members who every day must satisfy the demands of wealthy customers, but also those of a group of guests who arrive to spend a week’s vacation. The first season was set in Hawaii, while this season takes us to wonderful Sicily.

White lotus cast

Murray Bartlett, Connie Britton, Steve Zahn, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario are only some actors of the cast of this unmissable TV series, which combines irony and drama and uncovers the veil we hide behind, takes our insecurities and fragility hidden behind the boldness of the day to the extreme.

A bit about the White Lotus season 2 location

It was fitting that the second season of the White Lotus landed on one of the most beautiful resorts not only in Taormina but throughout Italy – San Domenico Palace, renamed for the “White Lotus” series.

In the historic center of Taormina and a stone’s throw from the Greek Theater, this hotel, which is part of the Four Seasons group, clings to the rock, overlooks the gulf with a view of Isola Bella and Mount Etna.

Isola Bella Taormina

Housed in what was a convent in the 14th century, today it is one of the most sought-after addresses by celebrities who have always come to Italy and who often expressly ask to stay in the special suites named after Etna, the Theater or Princess Cecilia of Greece and Denmark, who stayed at the San Domenico Palace in 1906 on the occasion of her honeymoon with her husband William II, Royal Prince of the German Empire.

When the protagonists of The White Lotus leave the hotel, other locations such as the Castello degli Schiavi, just outside Taormina, or the luxury Villa Tasca, a private villa located in Palermo appear in all their magnificence, making the series aperfect combination of fun, entertainment, and culture.

Tour Italy Taormina

The White Lotus took home the statuettes for Best Miniseries or TV Movie and Best Supporting Actress in a Series thanks to the performance of Jennifer Coolidge during the Golden Globes 2023 awards ceremony which took place last 10th January.

If you didn’t already have a compelling reason to tour Sicily, watch White Lotus season 2 and be inspired to visit Taormina. Or if you are planning a trip to Sicily, ask us how to get the White Lotus experience and make the most of the luxurious side Taormina has to offer, something not found everywhere in southern Italy.