Jennifer Coolidge on what to see, do and wear in Sicily

Palazzo San Domenico, Taormina, A Four Seasons Hotel is a former convent. We feel the ghosts, it’s incredible. My room was on the old side of the hotel – it has an amazing view of Etna and the sea.

The travel mistake to avoid

I brought eight suitcases to Italy, while my friends all brought these tiny suitcases with killer outfits. I learned from them to only keep a few items and then you don’t have all that luggage to take everywhere. It ended up being a huge imposition!

Take-home beauty essentials

If I get sunscreen in my eyes, my whole day is ruined! But Shiseido and Sisley make these products that never get into your eyes, even if you sweat. I heard about it from those surfers I met in Hawaii.

Shiseido Sports BB Compact SPF 50+

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Sisley Paris Super Tinted Sun Stick SPF 50+

what to wear

Dolce & Gabbana always does me good. I’ve worn a lot of their dresses in Sicily, as well as Alberta Ferretti, a few Valentino pieces…I have a flowy beach dress from them that I saw J Lo wear.

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Dolce & Gabbana Sequin dress

The best sunglasses to go

I have a pair of big black Victoria Beckhams. People always asked me where they were from.

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Victoria Beckham Sunglasses

What to read

Local color by Truman Capote. He lived in Taormina with his partner, Jack Dunphy. His home, Fontana Vecchia, is still there.

The view you can’t miss

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In Taormina, I went up to a small church called Chiesa Madonna della Rocca. It has a magnificent view of the sea. My hiking outfit? Always a pink and black Diane von Furstenberg skirt.

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