There are a lot of new guests in a luxury hotel in The White Lotus Season 2, but this time the rich and powerful vacationers aren’t based at Season 1’s Hawaiian resort.
Instead, they make the trip to Sicily, where they will say White Lotus at the luxury resort.
Just like Season 1, the White Lotus Hotel will house much of the drama, with the setting being a part of the show’s dramatic plot itself.
Spoiled by sun, sea and real luxury, what could go wrong? Fans will need to catch the events every Sunday when the episodes air at 9 p.m. ET on HBO and HBO Max.
The cast of The White Lotus said news week everything about the filming of the new season on location in Sicily.
All The White Lotus Season 2 filming locations
Season 2 of The White Lotus was filmed at the Four Seasons San Domenico Palace in Taormina, Sicily.
The city of Taormina is located on a hill on the east coast of Sicily, near the active volcano Etna.
The beautiful hotel, perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Ionian Sea, offers incredible views of the sea, Mount Etna and the Teatro Antico di Taormina Greek theatre.
The building, whose origins date back to the 14th century, was once a monastery before being converted into a luxury hotel in 1896. It has hosted notable historical figures such as Oscar Wilde, Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn.
You can visit the Four Seasons San Domenico Palace today, which has gorgeous amenities like a cliff-top infinity pool, spa, and award-winning restaurants. Suites range from $1,000 per night to over $6,000 for the Princess suite.
Aubrey Plaza, who plays Harper in it The White Lotus Season 2, narrated news week how the Sicily setting influenced the show compared to Season 1’s Hawaiian setting.
She shared, “I think the setting is an important part of the show. It’s like a character, the place. So I think the show is very influenced by the energy of being on this volcanic Italian island and I think the show focuses more on sexual politics than coldness, colonialism and in my opinion the money and those kinds of issues that season one dealt with a lot about relationships and cheating, jealousy, sex, stuff like that.”
Plaza added that it was “beautiful” to shoot in Sicily, adding, “It’s just stunning. It was kind of a dream. It was very dreamy to live there for so long.”
Filming for the second season began in February 2022, with the hotel closed to guests until April 2022, when the cast and crew moved into the hotel.
Scenes in which the hotel is not involved The White Lotus Season 2 was filmed at Lumina Studios in Rome and in and around Sicily.
Audiences may recognize Noto Cathedral, located in south-eastern Sicily in the new series, and the capital, Palermo.
Corresponding elite dailyScenes were also filmed at La Cambusa restaurant on Giardini Naxos beach.
Jennifer Coolidge, who plays Tanya, said the on-screen shot “doesn’t look real.”
She gushed, “It was better than it looks on screen. I mean, I know it’s impossible to believe if you haven’t been to Sicily, but it really doesn’t look real. Those seascapes and those giants.” Rocky formations coming out of the sea, it just doesn’t look real.”
Co-star John Gries added: “It was absolutely stunning. What’s interesting about some of the scenes we filmed was it was pretty cold because we got there in February, but it’s still just stunning. It’s breathtaking, even if you’re sitting out there shaking.”
The White Lotus Season 2 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO and HBO Max.
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