Best Things To Do in Taormina, Italy

Are you looking for what to do in Taormina?

You might have a list of things to do in Taormina and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. Places like Greek Amphitheatre and Isola Bella will make sure your dream destinations are ticked off. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

With so many world-famous sites and attractions to visit, deciding on the best things to do in Taormina can be a daunting task. Visiting selective places and carrying the best memories is the best alternative. Don’t rush to see all of the attractions in Taormina on your first trip itself.

Taormina is the type of city that you will love to visit again and again. Every time you revisit Taormina you can keep unfolding the different sides of it. This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Taormina getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Taormina with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Taormina

Here is the list of things to do in Taormina and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Greek Amphitheatre

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    Greek Amphitheatre
    Climb up to the top of theatre to get the best views of endless sea and magnificent Mount Etna! Bring along a picnic basket and spend a lazy afternoon with friends and family or get here around couple of hours before sunset and capture one of the most stunning sunsets! A photographer’s paradise, a visit any time of the day is a sight to behold! Built around third century BC, Ancient Teatr...Read more
  2. Isola Bella

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    Isola Bella
    Literally translates to “The Beautiful Island” but is in fact not an island! Isola Bella is a rock situated near Lido Mazzaro and is connected to the beach via a thin strip of land, accessible only when it is not covered in water. At those times, hire a boat to get to the Island/ rock and enjoy a few hours of hiking and exploring the rock. It is also home to an old house that was bu...Read more
  3. Garden Of Villa Comunale

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    Garden Of Villa Comunale
    Get away from the City hustle bustle and enter into a world of beautiful, well-manicured gardens. Frequently visited by locals, it is one of the top attractions and a must visit while in Taormina. Bring along your picnic basket and enjoy a lazy afternoon, take a stroll, take lot of pictures – picnic spot at the garden offers stunning views of the sea, enjoy the sunset with that someone sp...Read more
  4. Corso Umberto
    The most charming street in Taormina is a pedestrian only street and is filled with shops, restaurants and boutiques from where tourists can buy jewellery, antiques and souvenirs. Take time to explore this picturesque street that runs from one historic centre to another – and do make it a point to visit some of the magnificent historic buildings along the way like, Piazza Aprile IX and Pi...Read more
  5. Piazza I X Aprile
    This picturesque piazza will take you back in time as it is the oldest part of Taormina. With its classic black and white paving, panoramic view of boundless sea, live performances on the street, cute little cafes and surrounded by beautiful Churches and a charming old tower - it is a top choice of the locals for a quick meet up and a must visit for the all tourists visiting Taormina!  Nam...Read more
  6. Lido Mazzaro

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    Lido Mazzaro


    To dig in to excellent food and drinks while enjoying the vistas of ocean, you can plan a trip to the Lido La Pigna. This beachside restaurant always offers delicious and freshly cooked platters. You can enjoy casual dining in this eatery and you can also enjoy your food by availing the outdoor seating arrangement of this facility. Some of the special items of this bistro are puplo salad, ancho...Read more
  7. Italian Opera Taormina

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    Italian Opera Taormina
    While in Italy, do not miss a chance to attend an Opera performance, whether or not you are a fan! Best actors, musicians and singers come together to create a magical experience for the audience. The event takes place at ‘San Giorgio’. During interval, visitors enjoy complimentary champagne/wine while taking in stunning views of the City from the terrace!
  8. Cattedrale Di Taormina

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    Cattedrale Di Taormina
    Piazza Del Duomo is located at the end of Corso Umberto I and has a cathedral dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Bari - Duomo di Taormina and a fountain. Taormina’s main cathedral was built in late 1300s on the ruins of a Basilica and is one of the important medieval monuments. Church has gone through various reconstructions during 15th and 16th Century and was declared a minor basilica in 19...Read more
  9. Re Di Bastoni Bar

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    Re Di Bastoni Bar
    Visit this cute little bar during the day and watch the world go by or hang out with friends and/or family till late at night since the bar is open till midnight. Furniture in the bar is all handmade and has outdoor setting as well– perfect for summer! It not only serves drinks and cocktails, kitchen in the bar makes sure that visitors are served with some of the best local food– br...Read more
  10. Circumetnea Railway

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    Circumetnea Railway
    Explore Mount Etna and picturesque surroundings on a train ride that circumnavigates the mountain passing through various villages. Take a ride on historic train line that starts from Catania and stops at Riposto. Although not a touristy train, it was originally used by workers to commute between villages. A guided tour with Circumetna will take approximately 3 hours (one-way) and lets visitors...Read more
  11. Wunderbar Caffe

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    Wunderbar Caffe
    A premium cafe nestled in Piazza IX Aprile, one of the best squares in Sicily is one of the most frequented by locals and tourists alike! Views from the Cafe are magnificent– Mount Etna and limitless sea! Sit back and relax with friends and family, enjoy live performances or engage in people watching while sipping on refreshing granita! This cafe is a perfect place to relax after long hou...Read more
  12. Palazzo Corvaja

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    Palazzo Corvaja
    Originally an Arab Tower, this palace was built around it during late 14th Century and is one of the most visited palaces in Taormina. It is also home to a tourist office, located on the ground floor and a museum which has on display exhibits like oil portraits, paintings, arts and crafts, furniture, ceramic moulds and much more that were in use from 16th to 20th Century! Museum is located on t...Read more
  13. Chiesa Di Santa Caterina
    Dedicated to St. Catherine, this Church is located in Piazza Santa Caterina, Corso Umberto and served as a replacement of Taormina’s Cathedral till it was under restoration. Built on the Odeon ruins, it is believed that this Church was constructed in Baroque style architecture in 1600s.
  14. Mocambo Bar

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    Mocambo Bar
    One of the favorite bars of the locals and highly recommended for tourists – situated in the centre of the City, it is blessed with a perfect location – at Piazza IX Aprile! Visit this bar anytime of the day and you will be greeted with friendly staff. Enjoy a drink or two or try granita and watch the world go by while or be in awe of nature’s wonders – Mount Etna and pi...Read more
  15. Roman Odeon
    A small theatre built in first Century AD, it looks like a smaller version of Greek Amphitheatre. Theatre is divided into three parts – stage, orchestra and audience and can accommodate up to 150-200 people. The theatre now hosts plays and musical performances during the peak season and makes for a perfect nativity scene during Christmas. Located in close proximity to Church of Santa Cate...Read more