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Taormina City Guide

Vacation - travel guide and city guide for Taormina Sicily Italy

Taormina city & travel guide, reviews, photos, videos, restaurants recommendations with reviews


Taormina "the shining pearl of the east coast"

Taormina in Sicily is one of the most beautiful holiday sites in Italy.

The small town of about 10.000 inhabitants in the county of Messina is situated on the stunning east coast of Sicily on the Ionian Sea. It is approx. 60 km from Catania and its airport and 45 km from Messina.

Taormina is famous for its beautiful landscape, its mild climate and its lush vegetation.

The picturesque old city centre is located on Monte Tauro ("Tauro" mountain) between rocky mountains and the Ionian Sea.

Taormina offers visitors an absolutely amazing panorama which you will not find elsewhere. From Taormina you can admire the unique bay of Giardini Naxos and the Etna volcano which gazes down the island.

Please visit our Taormina photo gallery.

Accomodation in Taormina

We offer you the best hotels in Taormina as well as holiday apartments, holiday houses and bed and breakfast in the lovely city centre of Taormina.

If you want to live in immediate vicinity of the sea we have the perfect accomodation for you in of the close villages Letojanni or Giardini Naxos.

Beaches in Taormina

Enjoy the sea of Taormina! On the coast of Taormina (Taormina Mare) you can find the well-known Isola Bella with its charming beach inviting you to have a swim.

Moreover the coastal villages Giardini Naxos und Letojanni are ideal for spending a holiday near the sea in Sicily. From the centre of Taormina you need only 10 minutes by bus to get to the beaches of Letojanni or Giardini Naxos.

Sights and Monuments in Taormina

More than any other Sicilian city Taormina enchants its visitors with its numerous historical sights and impressing buildings. Most of the sights and monuments can be reached easily within walking distance from the main road Corso Umberto.

Besides the high number of buildings Taormina offers, those who are keen on nature can enjoy themselves by paying a visit in the city park of Taormina.

Events and leisure in Taormina

During summer a variety of culture and leisure time activities for young and old alike take place. For example the antique Greek Theatre (Teatro Greco) invites you to concerts of classical and modern music and presents international celebrities of music and show business in the course of annual events (Taormina Arte, Taormina Film Festival etc.).

For having fun and experiencing culture outside Taormina we offer organised trips for everybody. Departure from Taormina, Letojanni and Giardini Naxos.

Public transport in Taormina

Due to the excellent transport connection of Taormina you can also plan your holidays even without car. You can reach all important places in Sicily by bus.

Restaurants, Bars and Pubs in Taormina

Taormina provides you with a vast culinary offer of Italian and Sicilian cuisine. Have a try of Canolo Siciliano or Pasta alla Norma in one of the innumerable restaurants, bars and pubs.

Concerning night life Taormina has also much to going for it. In addition to the pubs in the centre of Taormina there is a huge diversity of offers in the surrounding villages like Letojanni and Giardini Naxos.

Sport in Taormina

Skiing with sea view or golf on the foot of the Etna. For those who like sports there are plenty of offers for activities in and around Taormina.

Holiday weather in Taormina

The city seems to be blessed with sunshine all year round so that in winter the tough visitor can stroll through the alleys lightly dressed or even swim in the sea (weather). Once Taormina was a climatic spa for winter holidays. Tourism during summer has developed only in the last decades.

Winter holiday in Taormina

Taormina with its moderate climate is also perfectly adapted for winter holidays. Taormina is very romantic and invites visitors to do some shopping in the alleys that are less attended in winter.

More and more people from Central Europe decide to spend the winter in the south. Please have a look at our estate offers in Taormina .


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