Perched upon a cliff above the shimmering sea, surrounded by mountains, Taormina Sicily is the sparkling jewel of Sicily. In the first place you will admire fantastic panoramic views of the sea. Secondly, you will also have a stunning view of famous Mount Etna idly smoking in the distance.
The scenery is a feast for your eyes including the magnificent town center. Taormina’s main gathering place is Piazza IX April, which has amazing views of the sea. It is in the center of town and a great place to eat, drink, listen to music and people watch.
Taormina is a completely walkable and attractive area with flowers tumbling down balconies of pretty buildings along with narrow cobblestone streets. The main pedestrian street, Corso Umberto, is simply charming. In addition, there are two main gathering places, Piazza Aprile and Piazza Duomo.
You will enjoy excellent restaurants and cafes to visit. Soak up the lively atmosphere of magnificent Taormina Italy. It is filled with people strolling along cobblestone streets listening to musicians singing all the Italian classics. You will enjoy browsing and shopping in the numerous luxury and local stores.
For a bit of history, don’t miss the impressive and famous Greek Amphitheater. Meanwhile, don’t forget to visit the beautiful beaches. Ride the Funicular (cable car) down to the picturesque bay and beaches of Taormina Mare. All the beach clubs have delicious restaurants and also rent beds, towels and umbrellas.
All things considered, Taormina Sicily should be on the top of your list when you visit Italy
Taormina has fantastic world class hotels, luxury boutique hotels and wonderful B&B’s. Some have pools and most have stunning views. Go to my TAORMINA HOTEL GUIDE for great hotel suggestions.
Italy is known for its delicious cuisine and the amazing food in Sicily is one of the reasons why! There are so many regional specialties and delicious fresh ingredients, not to mention the wine. Go to my Taormina Restaurant Guide for some great suggestions.
The town is energized and alive at night. You will find a vast choice of things to do and places to go. Dancing, cocktails, music or just getting gelato. Check out my guide to Taormina Nightlife.
THINGS TO DO
Get ready for an Italian adventure as there are countless things to do and see in Sicily. Taormina is perfect for history, culture, delicious food and awe inspiring sights.
The Ancient Greek Theatre is amazing. During the day take in a show at the Greek Theatre with Mount Etna as a backdrop. There are concerts and operas as varied as Sting and The Barber of Seville. For upcoming events and tickets click here.
A visit to Mount Etna give you the incredible experience of seeing lava flows up close.
MT. ETNA WINERY TOUR
Visit the vineyards and taste the wines of Mount Etna. There are wonderful local wineries where you can sample the delicious varieties of wine
Castlemola is a charming little town up the mountain from Taormina. If you have a few hours, it is worth a visit to this medieval town.
Visit some of the iconic film locations of the blockbuster hit The Godfather.
If you have an extra time, you may want to take a full day trip to the beautiful Aeolian Islands.