The supervisor of the actual 'White Lotus' lodge in Sicily shared the strangest requests he has acquired from visitors

  • Lorenzo Maraviglia is the supervisor of San Domenico Palace, the place “The White Lotus” was filmed.
  • Maraviglia informed Insider that he typically receives unconventional requests from visitors.
  • One visitor requested for a piano of their room, whereas one other requested a non-public helicopter.

Anybody who has watched “The White Lotus” is aware of that the fictional lodge chain attracts a sure sort of visitor: rich and well-traveled, or at the very least, private assistants to those that are. 

The second season of the hit present was filmed at San Domenico Palace, a 4 Seasons Lodge, in Taormina, Sicily, the place the beginning price for an in a single day keep ranges from €1,900 to €2,500, or round $2,080 to $2,750. The five-star resort has an infinity pool, a spa, and a luxurious jewellery retailer the place some gadgets are priced within the tens of millions. 

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The outside of the lodge proven within the second season of “The White Lotus.”


Lorenzo Maraviglia, supervisor of the lodge, spoke to Insider about a few of the most unusual and unconventional requests he has acquired from visitors who go to in actual life.

Maraviglia informed Insider {that a} visitor not too long ago requested to have a piano positioned in his room in order that his spouse may play, although there’s a piano bar within the lodge.

“We managed to carry a piano contained in the room, and he or she was an unimaginable participant. Not solely was her husband having fun with it, however the music was going all over the place within the lodge,” Maraviglia mentioned. 

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The piano bar in “The White Lotus” lodge.

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The supervisor added that he as soon as organized a helicopter to fly a visitor to the close by island of Panarea, which is the smallest of the Aeolian Islands off the north coast of Sicily.

“We have now conditions which might be a bit of unconventional, for instance, final 12 months we had a visitor who needed to have lunch on Panarea. We managed to have a helicopter take him there, look forward to him to complete lunch, and produce him again to the lodge,” he mentioned. 

“We’re fairly effectively outfitted for every type of requests, and we attempt to be accommodating with what is feasible. After all, we won’t transfer the moon, but when we may transfer the moon we might try this as effectively,” he added.

Maraviglia went on to talk about how the success of “The White Lotus” has affected the lodge, saying that it managed to realize a few of its five-year objectives after simply two years as a result of enhance in reputation. 

“What I carry on listening to on a regular basis is, ‘We noticed it on TV and we knew it was stunning, however we did not anticipate it to be so stunning,’” he mentioned, referencing the pure panorama that surrounds the lodge. 

Taormina is a hilltop city that overlooks the ocean and Mount Etna, an energetic volcano on the east coast of Sicily. 

“One other side that folks do not feel on the present is the power you get. Taormina has an unimaginable power… the nightlife, the bars, the eating places, and the theaters,” he added.