‘The White Lotus’ Put Italy’s San Domenico Palace on the Map, and Hotel Staff Are Loving It

It’s safe to say that the second season of The White Lotus has many of us yearning for a glamorous Italian getaway, preferably one at the Sicilian resort where it was filmed. The slow burn of the hit HBO murder mystery is alluring all by itself, but only the most disciplined viewer could fail to be swept away by the rustic charm of the hotel where it’s filmed: the San Domenico Palace in the hilltop town of Taormina, on the eastern coast of the Italian island.

Guests at the fictional White Lotus, the show’s eponymous hotel, lounge on balmy balconies