The White Lotus is on its second series, produced by HBO, written and directed by Mike White in January 2023. The White Lotus has received 2 Golden Globes and various other accolades which effectively took the series to the top of the American Film Institute’s charts and was voted as one of the best programmes in the Country. Season 2 of White Lotus was filmed in various cities throughout Sicily: Taormina, Cefalu’, Noto and surroundings. Demonstrating some of the main tourist attractions of the Island, for example the Baroque palazzo’s, beautiful Sicilian beaches and many historic landmarks. Most notable is the very centre of Taormina in the majestic Four Season San Domenico Palace which represents the Hotel where the series is filmed. Telling the story of people within various social levels and how their lives entwine due to unforeseen circumstances.
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SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
Full refund if cancelled prior to 48 hours of the experience
The day will begin with the collection from your accommodation at a pre-arranged time.
Taormina is known as the pearl of Sicily, situated between mountains and coastline offering wonderful views of the Ionian coast and the amazing bay of Giardini Naxos. With its narrow cobbled lanes within the centre to its baroque palazzo’s, magnificent churches and the majestic Greek Amphitheatre. Taormina naturally lends itself to film production offering a taste of authentic Sicily. A must see during your trip to Taormina is Isola Bella (Beautiful Island), nominated within the UNESCO world heritage of humanity Listing, this small rocky island is situated on the coastline of Taormina. This wonderful beach is used in some scenes of The White Lotus. Offering a magical atmosphere thanks to its positioning, with its crystal waters and rich scenery tainted by Mediterranean air. With regards to its culinary aspect. Taormina offers a great variety of plates within the Sicilian tradition. Pasta alla Norma (Pasta with Aubergines), Arancini’s (Rice balls, Cannoli and many varieties of tasty almond sweets keeping the tradition alive.
The Sanctuary of Tindari is a religious structure built high on the hills offering majestic sea views. Here you will be able to admire the beautiful statue of the black Madonna, and its artistic and architectural treasures revered by loyal Catholics throughout Sicily and beyond. Another wonder is the Greek Theatre of Tindari, built in the IV century before Christ. One of the best kept Greek Theatres in Sicily. Here you are able to stroll along the steps and imagine the theatrical and musical performances held in this antique theatre throughout history. The breath-taking views surrounding the Northern coastline, the Oliveri natural Reserve, the Marinello lakes and the Milazzo Castle make this visit all worthwhile.
This phase of the tour is at your driver’s discretion as it is not part of the filming but en route to Cefalu
Cefalu, the wonderful city set on the coastline of Sicily is used in many scenes of the series The White Lotus. The principal attraction is the beach of Cefalu. A beautiful beach with golden sand situated on the jagged coastline and the boundless crystal blue sea. We can't go to Cefalu without visiting the Cathedral dating back to the 12th Century and considered to be one of the best examples of Norman architecture in Sicily, situated in the historic centre and characterized by its imposing towers and splendid mosaics representing scenes from the old and the new Testament. The visit within the cathedral is a real immersion in local history and art. While walking in the pedestrianized centre you will be able to visit locations used in various scenes throughout the series: The Piazza Duomo and The Piazza Marina on the old port looking toward the seafront of the old town and the old wash room of Cefalu. Obviously it will be very easy to find a spot for lunch to suit your needs before your return to your accommodation.
The order of the events will be communicated by your Driver on the day • All activities will be carried out on foot, in a car or minivan • All refreshments and wine tastings are excluded
We will collect you from your accommodation at a previously agreed time between 8.30am and 9am
Your guide will be an experienced driver that speaks: Italian, English, Spanish , with a deep knowledge of the local area.
We recommend booking this excursion in advance to avoid disappointment, especially during days of festivities. We require at least 2 days notice and bookings are subject to availability.
To make a reservation, follow the link at the bottom of the page. You will be contacted within 24 hours by our booking team who will confirm your booking and assist you in preparing for your excursion.
Tour cancellation is free up to 48 hours before the start of the activity. We remind you that if you cancel your reservation with less time, arrive late or do not show up, the refund will not be made.
Free and without obligation