There is something particularly impressive about Taormina, especially since it is nestled on the side of a mountain. In a stunning location, hundreds of feet above the sparkling blue sea, Mount Etna dominating the backdrop.

Taormina is a place to sit and absorb the atmosphere, a good excuse to dress up, have a typical Italian passeggiata and do some classy shopping – all the ingredients of a perfect holiday destination.

With its Greco-Roman theatre and mediaeval centre, it attracts a truly cosmopolitan mix – fascinating, sophisticated, fashionable and chic. Internationally famous for its film festival and concerts, you could easily be rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous.

A short cable-car ride to the beaches of Mazzaro to soak up the sun, then finish the day in one of the many excellent eating places for some delicious Sicilian food and wine. 

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Taormina At A Glance

Nearest Airport to Taormina: Catania

Towns to Visit near Taormina: Giardini Naxos, Castelmola

What to See in Taormina: Teatro Antico di Taormina, Palazzo Ciampoli, Duomo di Taormina, Museo Tradizioni Popolari

What to Eat in Taormina: Swordfish, seafood, tuna, pasta with ricci, octopus salad.