Many civilisations have left their mark on this city that Goethe called a "corner of Paradise". The Greeks built Doric temples and theatres upon which the Romans supported their walls.
The Arabs built on the ruins of acropolises and planted verdant gardens which the Normans transformed into princely palaces. The Spanish added a final touch to the work by mixing baroque spirals to the gothic façades. Set in the side of a mountain on the Sicilian coast, this chic resort will, in turn, leave its mark on you.