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It’s official: HBO’s highly anticipated second season The white lotus shall premiere on October 30. Like the first season, the comedy-drama series follows the exploits of various resort guests and employees over a week. In the seven-episode season, Jennifer Coolidge reprises her role from the first season, along with new cast members including Aubrey Plaza, Theo James and more. The scenery and locations throughout the show will no doubt be picturesque, set in Sicily, Italy. As you prepare for the second part, we’ve listed the most notable filming locations, many of which you can visit. Start planning your trip now!
Four Seasons San Domenico Palace
Since the first season took place at the Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea, the second naturally takes place at a different Four Seasons hotel. The chosen location: the Four Seasons San Domenico Palace in Taormina, a town on the east coast of Sicily, Variety reports. The resort looks nothing short of incredible. Located on a rocky promontory above the Ionian Sea, the hotel offers panoramic views of Mount Etna and the ancient Greek theatre, Teatro Antico di Taormina. Amenities range from a cliff-top infinity pool to award-winning restaurants. Chances are, once you visit, you’ll never want to leave.
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Set photos released by HBO make it clear that not only is the show filming near the Ionian Sea, but it looks like some of the characters will be spending their time on yachts in the water. Boats seem like the perfect mode of transportation for Italian day trips and the setting for the inevitable drama that will ensue between the resort’s guests and employees.
While most of the second season was shot in the Four Seasons and in and around Sicily, Deadline reports that the series has finished filming at Lumina Studios, north of Rome. The studios don’t offer guided tours, but you can browse the company’s website and use this as an excuse to make a stop in Rome on your Italian getaway.
Known for its Baroque architecture, this town in southeastern Sicily will appear in series as a stopover on a day trip. While we don’t know the exact location in Noto, the show was filmed in a plaza and villa in the hills south of the town, Vulture reports.
Another location in the series is Palermo, the capital of Sicily. Throughout the city you will find cathedrals, opera houses and theaters, along with some of the best street food and old markets. In short, it is brimming with history and plenty of recreational activities.
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