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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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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Villa Comunale Di Taormina
A delight for the eyes, Villa Comunale Di Taormina is the perfect getaway for quiet walks amid landscaped gardens with picturesque views of the Ionian Sea and the city. The gardens are populated with lush vegetation of palm trees, cacti and a large quantity of flowers.
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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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Forza d'Agrò
In the smaller Sicilian towns of Savoca and Forza d'Agro, just outside of Taormina, some of the 1973 crime drama trilogy, The Godfather were filmed. Here, you can find the famous Bar Vitelli, the pretty Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli and other places you recognised from the film. In these small, untouc...

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