Taormina is one of Sicily's jewels in the crown, a magical and timeless place, enhanced by the fascinating encounter between the splendour of the sea and the grandeur of Mount Etna..
A riot of history, enchanting views and breathtaking panoramas that we want to tell you about in pictures and words, before you see it for yourself and be amazed by the reality.
Places of extraordinary magic to be seen on a trip to Taormina.
- Ancient Theatre of Taormina
- Isola Bella
- Porta Messina and Porta Catania
- Corso Umberto
- Piazza IX April
- Taormina Cathedral
1. Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Stage of Greek tragedies and comedies and Roman gladiator fights, Taormina's Ancient Theatre still retains the charm of its history.
Its terraces exude the echoes of the legends it has witnessed, easy to imagine, feel and experience by closing your eyes. The surrounding scenery will leave you enraptured: the majesty of Mount Etna as a backdrop to the immense charm of the Ionian Sea.
2. Isola Bella
A thin strip of sand to cross on foot, the feeling of walking on water surrounded by timeless beauty, before reaching the finish line of one of the most beautiful places in Sicily.
Beautiful island of Taormina overlooks the emerald waters of the Ionian Sea and its lush nature, its hidden and fascinating corners, its sounds and silences, will give you a sublime sense of peace and well-being. A place enhanced by the prelude to a magical and evocative route that will lead you to the heart of your destination.
3. Porta Messina and Porta Catania
The arches of the ancient fortification, today witness to the historical magnificence of the city. Two portals of time able to blend and enhance the charm of the past and the modernity of the present.
Diametrically opposed, they are the gateway to the main street through Taormina: Corso Umberto.
4. Corso Umberto
The city's main street, the crossroads of fashionable shops, bars, typical restaurants and craft shops that mingle with the magnificence of buildings and monuments from bygone eras.
The fascinating bustle of faces and voices of the tourists who animate it every day will enrapture you until you are drawn to the panoramic terrace in Piazza IX Aprile, right in the centre of the Corso.
5. IX April Square
The elegant living room in Taormina will hypnotically seduce you with its chequered floor and its amazing view. From its terrace, you can enjoy the captivating view of natural sitessuch as Mount Etna and the Bay of Naxos, and architectural, such as the remains of the Greco-Roman Theatre.
A landscape that will invite you to stop and take a great photo.
6. Taormina Cathedral
A wonderful structure of Sicilian Romanesque-Gothic architecture, dating back to the 13th century. The large stone blocks that compose it and the crenellated trim that adorns it give it the fascinating appearance of a fortress.
Its majesty is not only due to its external appearance, but you will find it in the valuable works of art inside.. Objects of inestimable value and beauty from the Byzantine, Renaissance and Baroque periods.
To recap: historical and legendary places, paradisiacal beaches, evocative panoramas, intoxicating traditional Sicilian flavours. What else do you need to book your holiday?
Probably a structure to match its splendour!