Art, history, nature... and amazing landscapes!
Charming location on the East Coast of Sicily in front of the Jonian sea, renowned for the high class tourism, art, history, nature, culture, cinema, cuisine and the unique natural position over the bay of Naxos and in front of Etna, Taormina is one of the most known touristic locations of Italy. The historical heritage is at the highest levels with the remains of the ancient Greeks since the VIII century b.C.; particularly the archaeological park of Naxos and the Greek-Roman theatre which is the second in Sicily for size, and one of the most important in the world of the ancient Greece. History, art and nature create in Taormina an exotic blend together with cultural events and traditions, offering an unique taste of internationality in a pure Mediterranean atmosphere. Known for the beauty of its coast and the transparency of the sea in the bays of Isola Bella, Mazzaro', Sirens and the beach of Spisone, Taormina offers the widest choice of accommodation in Sicily: from high luxury hotels to simple bread & breakfast or apartments rental. The renowned cuisine is also part of the pleasure to stay in Taormina: from high level restaurants to typical taverns and pizzerias and street food. Walking in Taormina in the day, in the night and at any hour, gives particular sensations and the pleasure to discover unique corners, different day by day, hour by hour. The charming tiny streets and alleys are a pleasure for the eyes with hundreds occasions of suggestive photo shots... and a tempation for the taste with the continuous attractions offered by restaurants, taverns, street food, wine bars, artisanal pastries, ice-cream shops. Taormina is also the starting point for interesting outdoor activities: short or full day excursions to the main natural or historical locations of Sicily and boat trips, snorkeling and diving, paragliding, rafting in the surrounding areas. Last but not least: music & wine bars and discoteques in the charming tiny alleys, and concerts & shows in the magnificent magic atmosphere of the Greek-Roman theatre.
Ancient mountain village with Roman origin and then Medieval on a hill at 400 mt (1300 ft) above the sea level located over Taormina. The view is amazing: Jonian sea, Mazzaro' and Siren bay, Taormina, the Arabic castle, the Greek Theatre and the volcano Etna, the most awesome. The village is attractive with very tiny stairs and alleys that follow the original Medieval layout, and the typical restaurants, wine bars and pizzerias. Interesting to visit the ruins of the Norman castle and the old Church San Giorgio of XIV century. Very charming in the night for the lighting and the view over the bay of Naxos. Extraordinary and very rare the front view of Etna in eruption with the red river of the lava flow along the volcano side .
Taormina and Castelmola - half day excursion
- Norman castle ruins with panorama of Etna and Naxos bay
- San Giorgio church of XIV century
- Walking tour in the stairway alleys
- City centre free walking tour (local guide available on demand)
- Belvedere terrace with view over the bay and the coast
- Madonna Rocca terrace with view over the city centre
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