Is The White Lotus your TV staycation of choice? Because it's mine. Sure,
all most of the characters are horrible people, but looking at the gorgeous scenery and luxurious hotel is not a crime. We can indulge at a distance, add the dream getaway to the Pinterest board, or maybe even plan a budget-friendly trip of our own. The White Lotus season 2 was filmed on location in Sicily, an Italian island region in the Mediterranean sea halfway across the world from the Hawaii-set first season. But where exactly? Let me tell you.
The White Lotus season 2 went to these Sicilian cities:
Exteriors were filmed in Palermo, Noto and the neighboring Ionian Sea. This area of Italy has an active volcano, Mount Etna, and many local wineries. There's a gorgeous castle you can tour called the Palazzo Conte Federico. There's also, I'm sure you can imagine, so much good food to eat.
Taormina, the town where The White Lotus films the hotel scenes at the White Lotus, also has a gorgeous ancient amphitheater built by the Greeks in the third century B.C.
Okay, but which hotel served as The White Lotus resort?
That would be San Domenico Palace, a Four Seasons hotel in Taormina, Sicily. The first season also filmed at a Four Seasons, in Hawaii. Planning a stay? Hope you have a lot of money to spend per night. The suites that the characters vacation in on the show are in the three figures.
The production also hit up the nation's capital.
Not every part of The White Lotus was shot on location, meaning an indoor or outdoor space that previously existed, but everything was in Italy. The production used a studio outside of Rome, back on the mainland, for the sets they had to build.
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