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  • Overview

    Sicily's oldest established and most fashionable resort clings to the terraces of a hillside which rises steeply from the Ionian Sea and boosts spectacular views over two bays and Mount Etna in the distance. Located on the shoreline Taormina is a popular destination for beach-lovers and with its fantastic setting it is ideal for those seeking sunshine on Sicily holidays.

    The town is a medieval compilation of ochre and pastel coloured churches, palaces and weather-beaten houses, with a cable car to the pebbled beaches below. The Gothic facades of the buildings heavily laden with balconies of bougainvillea, lead onto charming piazzas with delightful fountains and panoramic vistas. Street cafes and craft shops vie for visitors' attention in the main avenue, Corso Umberto, and shaded alleyways proffer an irresistible invitation to discover something new: a wonderful delicatessen, a stylish bar, or a smart boutique. In the evenings, the sounds of crowded restaurants and sophisticated nightlife echo around the piazzas, courtyards and moonlight streetscape.

    Carved into a hillside by the Greeks and later refurbished by the Romans, Taormina's Hellenic Theatre boasts probably the most dramatic scenery of any theatre in the world and features excellent acoustics; always evident during the annual summer arts festival. Additional attractions include the Pallazo di Santo Stefano, the crenulated cathedral of the Piazza Duomo and the public gardens dotted with pagoda-style follies.

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Sicily's oldest established and most fashionable resort clings to the terraces of a hillside which rises steeply from the Ionian Sea and boosts spectacular views over two bays and Mount Etna in the distance. Located on the shoreline Taormina is a popular destination for beach-lovers and with its fantastic setting it is ideal for those seeking sunshine on Sicily holidays.

The town is a medieval compilation of ochre and pastel coloured churches, palaces and weather-beaten houses, with a cable car to the pebbled beaches below. The Gothic facades of the buildings heavily laden with balconies of bougainvillea, lead onto charming piazzas with delightful fountains and panoramic vistas. Street cafes and craft shops vie for visitors' attention in the main avenue, Corso Umberto, and shaded alleyways proffer an irresistible invitation to discover something new: a wonderful delicatessen, a stylish bar, or a smart boutique. In the evenings, the sounds of crowded restaurants and sophisticated nightlife echo around the piazzas, courtyards and moonlight streetscape.

Carved into a hillside by the Greeks and later refurbished by the Romans, Taormina's Hellenic Theatre boasts probably the most dramatic scenery of any theatre in the world and features excellent acoustics; always evident during the annual summer arts festival. Additional attractions include the Pallazo di Santo Stefano, the crenulated cathedral of the Piazza Duomo and the public gardens dotted with pagoda-style follies.

Local Information

Language:
Italian
Currency:
Euro
Local time:
GMT +2 hours
Local airport:
Catania
Flight time:
2 hours 55 mins

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Excelsior Palace Hotel

4 star

Excelsior Palace Hotel opened its doors to tourism during the first decade of the twentieth century and is thus celebrating 100 years of genuinely warm and welcoming Sicilian hospitality

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Hotel Villa Sonia

4 star

Family-run Villa Sonia is a charming property with traditional interiors, a tranquil slow-living philosophy at its heart and personal service to make guests feel at home.

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The Ashbee

5 star superior boutique

Nestling amidst fragrant citrus trees in the heart of Taormina this beautiful 20th century villa,

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Grand Hotel Timeo, A Belmond Hotel, Taormina

5 star superior

Famed for its literary terrace and splendid panorama, the 19th century Grand Hotel Timeo, A Belmond Hotel, is located opposite Taormina' Roman-Greek Amphitheatre and enjoys incredible views of Mount Etna and the Mediterranean.

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Featured hotels

Excelsior Palace Hotel

4 star

Excelsior Palace Hotel opened its doors to tourism during the first decade of the twentieth century and is thus celebrating 100 years of genuinely warm and welcoming Sicilian hospitality

Hotel Villa Sonia

4 star

Family-run Villa Sonia is a charming property with traditional interiors, a tranquil slow-living philosophy at its heart and personal service to make guests feel at home.

The Ashbee

5 star superior boutique

Nestling amidst fragrant citrus trees in the heart of Taormina this beautiful 20th century villa,

Grand Hotel Timeo, A Belmond Hotel, Taormina

5 star superior

Famed for its literary terrace and splendid panorama, the 19th century Grand Hotel Timeo, A Belmond Hotel, is located opposite Taormina' Roman-Greek Amphitheatre and enjoys incredible views of Mount Etna and the Mediterranean.

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Local Information

Language:
Italian
Currency:
Euro
Local time:
GMT +2 hours
Local airport:
Catania
Flight time:
2 hours 55 mins

Weather

40

30

20

10

0

J F M A M J J A S O N D
4 4 6 7 9 11 12 12 9 6 5 4
Average daily hours of sun

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