Things to do in Taormina

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Things to Do in Taormina


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What travellers are saying

  • Lee W
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit on our 1st holiday with out any children, it’s a lovely place to visit and enjoy the history.
    Clean and well preserved. A must visit if you’re in the area.
    Written 21 May 2024
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  • Margaret W
    Fife, Scotland203 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely, peaceful garden away from the busy-tourist packed streets. Lots of photo opportunities and terrific views down to the sea and coastline. No admission charge.
    Written 4 May 2024
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  • Seeking True Quality
    Europe4,753 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This scenic main street of Taormina connects the Porta Messina and the Porta Catania. This time it was also full of little shops, selling souvenirs, ice cream and pastry as it was during our previous visit! It was full of tourists too, strolling up and down the street...
    Written 27 April 2024
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  • Claudia P
    Toronto, Canada51 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Isola Bella was on our must do list for Taormina. It was one of those things that I did once but would never do again. We walked the 300 steps up and down, the climb up was slow and difficult. The only good thing was there were several spots along the way to take pictures. Once you get down to the bottom you have to walk through another beach area and a restaurant. Then you walk across the narrow strip of beach, fighting the waves, to get to Isola Bella. Once there there’s not much to do, the area is very small and you have to pay to actually visit the small island. Personally I wouldn’t recommend a visit, instead I would find a spot above in Taormina and take some nice pictures.
    Written 2 April 2024
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  • Arthur M
    Sorrento, Italy16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top quality music performed by the best professional singers and their wonderful accompanist. Lots of popular operatic and Neapolitan songs. Recommended +++
    Written 15 May 2024
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  • MikeyG53
    Emersons Green, UK5,256 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    On holiday in Taormina we visited this very pleasant paved piazza; a very popular location for people to gather. It was always busy with tourists; because of the balcony views that look down on the coast and take in a view that on a good day could be as far as 25km south towards Catania. Mount Etna is also clearly visible. The view northwards is not so spectacular as it is blocked by a headland.

    The square is named ‘9th April’ to commemorate the start of the invasion of the island of Sicily by Garibaldi. It was just a rumour, as the invasion actually happened a whole month later on the 9th May (1860). Garibaldi’s invasion at Marsala marked the beginning of the end of the rule of the Bourbons, that then unified Sicily with Italy. The locals kept the (inaccurate) name because their spirits were lifted on that date.

    The area now abounds with bars and restaurants, but the noise pollution from loud and conflicting restaurant music, for us, just detracts from this otherwise beautiful attraction. On the on the northern side of the square sits the Chiesa di San Giuseppe (built between the 17th and 18th centuries) framed by the cliffs beyond. This is a popular Catholic Church for weddings with a stunning balcony that looks out onto the square and part of the view beyond.

    This is a must, but we found that the quiet early mornings, before all the businesses open, is best time to visit.
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • Sally62
    Northampton, UK5,523 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful little church built into the rock high above Taormina. There is a steep pathway up from the town or a bus stops nearby. Great views over the town and the bay. If you are there on the 3rd Sunday in September you can see the Saint's statue being paraded. We were there just beforehand and the street leading to the church was filled with stalls selling sweets and food.
    Written 21 May 2024
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  • Dot G
    Perth, Australia309 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles