The White Lotus
The White Lotus, era stata concepita come una miniserie prima di essere trasformata in una serie a tutti gli effetti prodotta da HBO.
La serie televisiva The White Lotus è stata creata da Mike White.
White ha diretto White Lotus ambientandolo nei resort di varie località del mondo. La serie racconta le esperienze di vari ospiti mentre si rilassano nei resort.
I vari vacanzieri e l’ambiente dei resort tendono a sembrare molto idilliaci, ma col tempo affiorano i vari lati scuri sia degli ospiti sia di alcuni dipendenti delle varie ambientazioni.
- Adam DiMarco – Albie Di Grasso
- Alexandra Daddario – Rachel Patton
- Aubrey Plaza – Harper Spiller
- Beatrice Grannò – Mia
- Brittany O’Grady – Paula
- Connie Britton – Nicole Mossbacher
- F. Murray Abraham – Bert Di Grasso
- Fred Hechinger – Quinn Mossbacher
- Haley Lu – Richardson Portia
- Jake Lacy – Shane Patton
- Jennifer Coolidge – Tanya McQuoid-Hunt
- Jon Gries – Greg Hunt
- Leo Woodall – Jack
- Meghann Fahy – Daphne Sullivan
- Michael Imperioli – Dominic Di Grasso
- Molly Shannon – Kitty Patton
- Murray Bartlett – Armond
- Natasha Rothwell – Belinda Lindsey
- Sabrina Impacciatore – Valentina
- Simona Tabasco – Lucia
- Steve Zahn – Mark Mossbacher
- Sydney Sweeney – Olivia Mossbacher
- Theo James – Cameron Sullivan
- Tom Hollander – Quentin
- Will Sharpe – Ethan Spiller
The first season
The first season of this series was set in Maui in Hawaii. As already pointed out before, the series is set in dream resorts and takes place by gradually revealing the hidden sides of characters who seem perfect.
It was broadcast for the first time in 2021, the series was highly followed and appreciated by critics.
The second season of The White Lotus in Sicily
The second season obviously follows the path of the first with the big difference of the location chosen to shoot it. In fact White in the new season of the series chose Sicily as the background of the plot.
More than on the series itself, we will focus on the Sicilian settings chosen as the backdrop for this new season.
Location in Sicily
The San Domenico Palace in Taormina was chosen as the main backdrop for this new season, a place with a unique charm. Located in Taormina, this luxury hotel is housed in a former 15th-century convent. In addition to this it boasts wonderful views of the sea and of Mount Etna.
This location certainly deserves the prestige it has had in setting the new season of this very popular series.
But White and the production didn’t stop there. They shot scenes in all places that are icons of Sicily especially in the United States.
Some scenes were shot around Taormina, Noto, Cefalù and Catania.
Another place that must be mentioned among those used for filming is Villa Elena, a Jesuit convent from the 1600s in Noto that was renovated by the famous architect Jacques Garcia.
Garcia with his reconstruction work has managed to create a unique place. It will not have been difficult to attract the director and producers of this series.
Another location that must certainly be remembered is: The Castle of the Slaves in Fiumefreddo.
This place is a pearl of the Sicilian Baroque and certainly deserved the attention of the cameras.
One last place that must be mentioned is Villa Tasca, a stupendous residence that dates back to the 16th century and is one of the most evocative places on the island.
I hope you enjoyed this trip to the main places in Sicily included in The White Lotus series and I hope I haven’t forgotten anything, if so, I urge you as always to let me know.