along the spectacular slopes of Mt. Etna, leads
to the gorgeous terrace over the sea, being,
Taormina. Taormina is the authentic pearl of
Sicily and is unique in location and its urban
form, consequently contributing in becoming an
outstanding international resort.
The town has imposing ancient Greek and Roman
remains. It was populated in archaic times and
received new immigrants from the nearby Naxos in
403 B.C when the tyranny of Dionysius destroyed
the town. For two centuries, Taormina was a
figure head in the regional politics.
Taormina is of exceptional artistic and natural
beauty. The interwoven and exquisite
architecture together with threadlike streets,
give an enchanting atmosphere to this little
town. The visitor can enjoy a walk through the
dense network of lanes which here and there
interrupted by small squares, winding among the
walls of ancient houses. A stroll will allow the
visitor to enjoy the many spectacular views that
are offered by the coast and Mt. Etna.
The tourist nature of the town offers delightful
restaurants, cafes and ice cream bars.
The evenings in Taormina are particularly
striking when the play of light created by Mt.
Etna, gives them an unreal almost magical
appearance. This unique spectacle comes alive in
the early evening shadows or at nights with the
astounding flashes form the molten lava.
Taormina combines archeological and artistic
features. It has fascinating archeological
monuments and important buildings like Palazzo
dei Duchi di S.Stefano which dates back to
Moreover, Taormina has a succession of
magnificent sea views, one in particular
overlooking the Greco-Roman amphitheatre. The
far wall of the theatre, presents in the centre
a large gap which allows a view of the bay of
Schiso` and Mt. Etna, as if it were a perfect
Taormina’s distinctive nature was acclaimed by
Goethe. For sure, a visit to Toarmina will
remain etched on your mind.