Top attractions in Taormina
A picturesque town in Sicily, Taormina, is home to many of nature's wonders. You'll find the tallest active volcano in all of Europe, and lose yourself in the Blue Grotto afterwards. Explore Taormina!
Mount Etna is an adventurous day trip from Taormina. The active volcano is Europe's tallest and is still open to visitors. Take a hike at the base of the mountain or explore the craters at the top. It's sure to be an experience you won't forget!
This ancient theater built of bricks is done in a Greek style rather than Roman. See the ancient theater of Taormina in action and get tickets to see an opera or a concert while you're in town.
Visit the Isola Bella by ferry from Taormina. Try to plan your day trip so you can catch the annual Stresa Festival which features jazz music and happens every summer.
Named by the Corvaja family, the Palazzo Corvaja was built in the 10th century in an Arabic style. Take a tour of the inner courtyard and appreciate the particular Arab style arch of the windows and door frames.
The Ferrovia Circumetnea is a train line that runs around Sicily. Hailed useful by locals and beautiful by visitors and residents alike, the railway is an experience in and of itself. Take in the Sicilian landscape from the comfort of a train.
The Blue Grotto, also known as the Grotta Azzurra, is a blue wonder. The cave is lit up with soothing blue lights that ensconce visitors in dancing reflections. Take a boat trip or go scuba diving to really explore the cave.
The Villa Comunale is a floral paradise you can enjoy any time of day for no money at all. Pop in to stroll the garden and stay for the comfort of lying in the shade of the trees.
Mediterranean staples and Italian traditions rule the cuisine of Taormina. While you're in town, nibble on local dishes like tuna crusted with couscous, grilled zucchini, and of course Sicilian pesto.
Though it is possible to walk the city center of Taormina, to get further from the center, you'll want to take a local bus or taxi. You can also take the train for beautiful panoramic views and faster travel times.
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- Sicily is quite beautiful year-round but to get the most from your visit to Taormina we recommend going in the summer. Long sunny days are the norm in June, July, and August. Plus, you'll be able to catch more local happenings as well.
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We were picked up at 10.30am by Roberto, our tour guide.As we sped along in his battered Ford he explained about the lava, it's use in building and architecture,it's fertile minerals,the importance of the sun,the wind,the rain and the old ways of making wine. We started with a small producer, meeting up with two other couples and their guides.We sampled a white, a rose and two reds, all generously poured, the perfumed white proved to be our favourite of the day. Next we went to a slightly bigger outfit where we sat down at tables and were given a light meal of foccacia, sun-dried tomatoes, aubergine pickled with celery, olives marinated with fennel, small slices of salami and cubes of cheese. Still only the three couples, we sampled a white, a rose, two reds and a red dessert wine. Lastly we went to the Gambino estate, the panoramic view was simply stunning.Pleasantly full and slightly stupified we relaxed in the back of the Ford instead worrying about the cracked windscreen!
We booked this trip as we wanted a nice easy way to see Mount Etna and get some info from a specialist. We were really happy with the trip, our guide Guiseppi was amazing! Really informative and positive, he seemed really happy to be our guide and genuinely interested in the subject. We did a lovely trek and saw lots of variation in landscape. And it was all topped off with lots of wine and delicious food. Plus, the boot hire was great as we hadn't come prepared for a hike. Very comfy shoes! Would definitely recommend this tour.
Our second tour with Alessio from Sicily Grand Tours. Several stops on this tour taking in some of the filming locations for the TV series and, for us, a chance to see a little bit of cities/towns which we wouldn't otherwise have done ourselves. Stops in Modica, Scicli and Punta Secca with a chance to have lunch at Enzo's. Thoroughly enjoyable day.
Had a fantastic wine tour. The guide at the winery was lovely and really knowledgeable and passionate. Driver was nice and lots of interesting information. Wines were tasty. Lots of food! Nice group of people with different nationalities. Highly recommend. Slight annoyance was we waited ages for pick up and not told it was going to be late.
An excellent day out with a friendly and helpful guide Alessio whose knowledge on the history of Sicily and Montalbano was superb.We visited the locations,ate in the restaurant, walked the beach, could not be better. Thank you again Alessio 10/10