Take a trip to Sicily’s tourist capital – Taormina – and you will understand why it has been a top choice for many writers, artists, actors and commoners alike! Taormina is a perfect fusion of old and new– while the streets are lined with high end boutiques, piazzas in this elegant resort town are every bit medieval – taking visitors back in time. Close proximity to Mount Etna and Castlemola are nature lovers’ dream come true. Plan a 1 day or 2 days itinerary from Taormina and explore these Nature’s wonders.
Initially considered home to Hephaistos - God of Fire by ancient Greeks, Mount Etna is one of the highest mountain and a top attraction in all of Sicily! Take a guided tour and go on a hiking trail on Europe’s most active volcano! If hiking isn’t your thing, then take a train ride around Mount Etna and explore villages that lie at its feet and another magnificent attraction worth exploring is Castlemola – walk to it or take a bus.
Although, each and every site in Taormina is a sight to behold but if you are short on time, then do visit some of the top attractions like Greek Amphitheatre, Isola Bella, Piazza IX Aprile, Lido Mazzaro, Corso Umberto, Castlemola and Taormina Mare.
Get hold of Taormina map and get out and about exploring this charming resort town of Sicily! For more information or help, visit Tourist Information Centre at Palazzo Corvaja, Largo S. Caterina/Corso Umberto.
Essential travel information and Taormina tips for your visit
- When in Taormina, do try Almond Wine: A white wine served with desserts!
- Corso Umberto: Taormina’s pedestrian only street is right in the centre and is a perfect fusion of old and new– the street runs from one historic centre to another and has magnificent piazzas to explore on the way, Piazza Aprile IX and Piazza Duomo. It is also the shopping hub as the street is filled with shops, restaurants and boutiques.
The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Taormina
Save 7%Sunset Mount Etna Tour from Taormina
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Save 5%Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania
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Save 4%Small-group Taormina Coastline and Isola Bella Boat Tour
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Save 7%Taormina Food and Wine Walking Tour
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