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The clear waters of the bay, the fire of Mount Etna, the heritage of Mother Greece and the Arabs. Myths, legends and the array of colorful “Moorish heads” – the ceramic vases in the shape of heads that adorn the windowsill and balconies of the town center.

Taormina is all of these things and you’ll see them as you walk around the town. From the lush gardens of the Villa Communale donated during the 1920s by Lady Florence Trevalyn, cousin of Queen Victoria, to the lively boulevard of Corso Umberto with its Baroque-era palazzi, local restaurants, and craft boutiques.

Like a postcard

For another amazing panorama don’t forget to visit the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Rocca, which rises on top of a mountain overlooking Taormina.

And of course, the jewel in Taormina’s crown, and symbol of our architectural heritage, our pride: the ancient Greco-Roman Theater, from whose steps you can capture the most breathtaking photo of all.

The terrace of Piazza IX Aprile

There are many beautiful panoramic terraces in the world, but none take your breath away quite like that of Piazza IX Aprile. Give in to the urge and grab a table at a bar to enjoy this view. Taking in Castelmola and the whole of the Bay of Naxos from the terrace you can admire, to your left, the wonderful Isola Bella with its Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto), a magical place you can reach by short boat ride, perhaps with your mask and fins in tow.

What our guests say…

Art nouveau building from the early 20th century

with a fabulous location and well-maintained. You can leave your car here and walk everywhere, as it’s not far from the center of town, or the cable car down to the sea.

Renata – Booking.com