The award winning HBO series takes you into the warmth of Sicily: Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Castle of the slaves and the Baroque Noto. In January 2023, The White Lotus won 2 Golden Globes and gained various accolades, becoming one of the best series according to the American Film Institute. The second Season was filmed in various towns around Sicily. Various important tourist attractions where used within filming like Baroque Palaces, beautiful Sicilian beaches and in particular the centre of Taormina and the Four Seasons San Domenico Palace, this hotel is where the plot is seeded, telling the story of various people across many social paths whose lives are entwined due to uncertain circumstances. Discover the beauty of Sicily through the eyes of The White Lotus.
Italiano, English, Español
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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 one of the principal tourist hotspots in Sicily, offering majestic views of the Ionian Sea and the bay of Giardini Naxos. With its fascinating town centre created by many small cobbled paths, Baroque palaces, antique churches and the world famous Greek amphitheatre. Taormina is the ideal backdrop for film and TV show production companies seeking authentic Sicily. During your trip, Isola Bella is a must visit, part of the Unesco World Heritage foundation with its scenic beaches and crystal waters immersed in the Mediterranean shadow, thus creating an important backdrop in films like the White Lotus. Local authentic food offers various choices from traditional pasta dishes, arancini, almond biscuits and traditional cannoli’s all representing a rich history in culinary experiences. Taormina, made up of: Art, culture and scenery is recognised as an unforgettable experience for tourists seeking beauty and authenticity.
Giardini Naxos was founded in 734 b.c. by the Greek colonists, it is the oldest Greek colony in Sicily. The archaeological museum and the archaeological area of Naxos are some of the must see stops for visitors interested in history and culture. The bay of Giardini Naxos was one the areas that the Director of the White Lotus chose as location for the scene on the boat. With a magnificent backdrop of Taormina and Mount Etna, it makes this one of the most appreciated areas of marine locations.
The Castle of Slaves is an antique mansion with a high impact of artistic culture, it was built in the 19th Century by Francesco Schiavetti, a local businessman as a rural retreat for his family. In years the castle was used by Baron Pietro Lanza of Scalea, who enriched the property with works of art and water paintings. Recently inherited by Baron Franco Platania, the Castle was used in various cinematographic shoots including the Godfather by Francis Ford Coppola, The Leopard by Luchino Visconti and most recently certain scenes where shot from The White Lotus 2 by Mike White. Today the Castle of Slaves is open to the public as a museum, where it is possible to admire the hand painted walls in the corridors with memories of the previous owner Baron Franco of all the films shot by various Film Directors, you will also be able to visit the surrounding gardens with typical Sicilian plants. The cost of entry is Euro 25 for a 1 hour visit personally carried out by the Baron.
Noto is a beautiful city in the province of Siracusa, situated in the South of Sicily. Thanks to its unique Baroque architecture. Noto is renowned as the Capital of Sicilian Baroque, the old town is part of the World Heritage Unesco. A very popular tourist location in turn is a very attractive choice for film directors when choosing their backdrop like the White Lotus 2.
The cinematographic sets chosen for the second series of the White Lotus in Noto where the Church of San Francesco situated in the historic centre of the City built in the 18th Century, the Cathedral of Noto located at the highest point of the main street which remains a grandeur example of Baroque architecture, The Cathedral was completed in the 18th Century and made famous for its majestic columns and beautiful stained glass. On the inside of the Cathedral you can admire works of art: Paintings and sculptures of historic and cultural value. During your visit to Noto you will have the opportunity for a brief lunch break in one of the many local restaurants before returning 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.
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