Taormina

A perfectly chic destination for those wanting a taste of Sicilian dolce vita.

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Nestled on the east coast of Sicily, Taormina is spectacularly perched on a hilltop with a stunning panorama over the Ionian Sea. Known as one of Sicily's most popular summer destinations, escape to this gorgeous town and be enchanted by its stunning scenery. Formerly known as Tauromenium in Latin, this ancient town took its name from Monte Tauro and is your perfect Sicilian escape.

Wander around the town and explore its Roman history, indulge in the stunning medieval architecture and take in the magnificent sweeping Ionian seascapes and Mount Etna serving as the backdrop. From ancient ruins to dramatic viewpoints, be sure to visit the famous Greek Theatre landmark; filled with preserved stone walls, ruins of an ancient temple and the stage’s large columns – book a ticket to watch the opera and be enchanted by the breathtaking views from up there!

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Hangouts

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Ristorante Al Duomo
Nestled in the heart of Taormina, directly opposite the Cathedral Church of St Nicola of Bari, tantalise your tastebuds in the traditional Sicilian cuisine served by chef Gaetano Messina. Be sure to pair your meals with some delicious Sicilian wine and indulge in some delicious cannoli alla ricotta.
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Daiquiri
Feeling lazy? We know what you mean. What about some huge, fluffy, comfy pillows that you can lay on? And we don't mean your average sofa, but the stairs at Daiquiri, overlooking the main street. Amazing cocktail bar with a super relaxed vibe.
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Corso Umberto
Wander through this pedestrian-friendly street in the heart of Taormina filled with gorgeous boutiques, 12th-century clocktowers and an ornate baroque fountain. Explore this popular street, find a hidden cafe and discover all of this small town's secrets!
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Morgana Lounge Bar
Wandering on the streets of Taormina, late in the evening, feeling like chilling somewhere, but don't have the energy for heavy clubbing? Time to head for this beautiful luxury lounge bar, sip on some fancy cocktails and exchange glances.
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Teatro Antico di Taormina
A wonderful sight on its own, visit the gorgeous ancient Greek Theatre just 6-minutes from Porta Messina. Watch the opera at this ancient landmark, indulge in the breathtaking panoramic settings and take in everything that Taormina has to offer.
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La Capinera
Run by one of Sicily’s finest chefs, Pietro D’Agostino, La Capinera holds a Michelin Star and is one of the best restaurants in town! From mixed raw seafood served with local lemons to wild duck and caramelised chestnuts, indulge in the delicious menu whilst you take in the glimmering views of the Ionian Sea.

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