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You seek a destination not too far away but special and not too secluded or typical? Do you enjoy beautiful landscapes and activities in nature, but you’d happily cherish small moments of luxury? Search for cheap air tickets to Taormina and give yourself a treat, make your dreamy journey come true. Taormina dominates the Sicilian South with its grace, elegance and cosmopolitan feeling; featuring luxurious resorts and cheap accommodation choices side by side, Taormina is the hottest destination in Sicily – and has been so for ages! Medieval streets, ancient Greek theatres and Roman amphitheatres meet dreamy beaches and Hollywood-like views.. until you look up. Mighty Mount Etna looms over the city of Taormina, ejecting ash and smoke every now and then, just a reminder of its presence – inspiring awe, admiration and respect! The trip to Taormina is like no other you have ever made!
We could claim that Taormina is the “second Queen” of Sicily – Etna being the first one – and not exaggerate one bit! One of Italy’s most loved travel destinations, Taormina is located across the slopes of Mount Tauro, facing the sea on one side and mighty Mount Etna on the other.
Taormina became known during the 18th century, as a primary stop of the European Grand Tour; a popular tradition of educational purposes, established by the elite at the time.
Soon Taormina became the place to be for any decent aristocrat, artist and cosmopolitan figure, the Italian answer to Monaco’s Monte Carlo.
Though extremely touristy, crowded and quite expensive, Taormina never lost its unique medieval charm. Boasting a great wealth of monuments, archaeological sites, glamourous beaches and immensely captivating scenery, Taormina will blow your mind!
The airport of Catania (Aeroporto di Catania-Fontanarossa Vincenzo Bellini) is located 66 kilometres south of the city centre and is served by bus and rail.
Getting around Taormina
You can get around Taormina using the city’s extensive bus and cable car network. Fares start at 1.50€ and minimum taxi fare costs 4.00€.
Your day in Taormina begins at the heart of the city, with its cobbled streets, magnificent architecture and fascinating views.
Your first stop is none other than the Greek Theatre (Teatro Greco), the ultimate highlight of Taormina. You will spot it easily, perched on an idyllic location at the edge of a cliff, with magnificent views of the Ionian Sea and Mount Etna. The theatre was built in the 3rd century BC and was restored and enriched with Roman details during the Roman Era. It is now considered to be the largest ancient theatre in Sicily.
Today, the Greek Theatre hosts the International Film Festival of Taormina!
Continue to the inner city and you’ll soon come across yet another great theatre, Roman this time. The Roman Amphitheatre (Teatro Odeon), next to the Church of St. Catherine, shares the same architectural style with the Greek Theatre, though smaller. It was built in 21 AD and was accidentally discovered by a blacksmith working at the area.
Collections of items found on the archaeological excavation sites of both theatres are held in the Archaeological Museum of Taormina (Museo Archeologico di Taormina).
Two are Taormina’s most notable churches that are well worthy of your time:
- The Church of St. Catherine (Chiesa Santa Caterina), built in the 17th century at the highest point of Corso Umberto road
- The Cathedral of Taormina (Duomo di Taormina), that dates back to 1400 and was built on a former medieval church. With a unique architectural style typical in castles and fortresses, the Duomo combines medieval and baroque elements, while the interior is decorated with masterpieces, works of art by notable local artists
Now it’s time to head to the beach! Take the cable car to Lido Mazzarò, stop and take as many photos as you can of the beautiful Isola Bella, follow the coastline and pick your favourite beach. From Lido Mazzarò to Giardini Naxos and Letojanni, the choices are endless, the waters deep blue and crystal-clear and the sun always shines!
If you are an adventure-seeker or you just like nature and you’d like to see something different, the trip to Taormina offers a good opportunity for you to visit Mount Etna!
The legendary volcano rises at an altitude of around 3,350 metres – you can never be sure of the true height, as it constantly changes due to.. you guessed correctly, eruptions!
You can take a tour around the Etna National Park (Parco dell'Etna), take the cable to Rifugio Sapienza and continue even higher, up until Rifugio Alpino and even hike to one of Etna’s four summit craters – always with a guide. Itineraries vary, but no matter what you decide, the experience is going to be one to remember!
The official language of Taormina is Italian.