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Short trip to Taormina, between the Ancient Theatre and Isola Bella

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Among the most famous places in Sicily, Taormina is known all over the world for its Ancient Theatre which dominates the city and is a location for concerts and shows today. Perched on a rocky stretch overlooking the sea, it’s easy to understand why it has become the emblem of Sicily. Keep reading

Short trip to Taormina, between the Ancient Theatre and Isola Bella

Taormina offers travelers a one-way ticket to history, to the discovery of the ancient Greek civilization. Visit the Greek Theatre, a splendid testimony of Ancient Sicily, a place of dramatic and musical performances, and allow yourself a moment of pure tranquility in the Villa Comunale, surrounded by an elegant English garden. Reach Piazza del Duomo and discover the city’s cathedral before landing on Isola Bella. It is an islet about 1 sq km large, linked to the mainland by a thin strip of sand and dominated by lush vegetation - it is no coincidence that the island has been a Nature Reserve since 1998.

Greek theatre in Taormina
Taormina's amphitheater
The village of Castelmola
Taormina's coast
Alcantara's gorges
The beautiful island
Taormina
The old theatre
Historic Centre
Isola Bella
The "piazza" in Taormina
Taormina overlooking the sea

Taormina

The pearl of the Mediterranean

Founded by the Greeks in 358 BC on Monte Tauro, not far from the mighty Etna, Taormina is known as the "Pearl of the Mediterranean" for its beauty. Stock up on souvenirs on Corso Umberto I or recite a Greek tragedy at the ancient theatre before relaxing on the golden beaches of Giardini Naxos. Take an excursion to the suggestive Alcantara Gorge, where you can go trekking and rafting, then don't miss the picturesque village of Castelmola, a true triumph of styles ranging from Romanesque to Arabic.

  • Discover the beauty of the ancient theatre
  • Explore the magnificent Alcantara Gorge
  • Sunbathe on Isola Bella
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