Taormina is a wonderful and little gem in Sicily. It is a characteristic medieval town with typical narrow streets. It has an unquestionable charm, because it is situated on a terrace of Monte Tauro between the sea and the Mount Etna. Taormina is a must for anyone visiting Sicily. Here are a few tips to enjoy a relaxing day in Taormina.
In the morning, head to Isola Bella. Enjoy the crystal clear waters and soak up the sun. Usually, when I’m at the beach I prefer to eat a light sandwich and then going to a restaurant for dinner. I remind you that the prices are high in Taormina and not always the quality of the food is excellent, because it is a touristic place.
TIP: Another solution for your meal is the self service La Cucina Riccobono in Via Costantino Patricio. Good food, cheap prices. No more than €15 or less to eat a complete meal! Nothing better than a good homemade lasagna or whatever you desire.
Walk through the center. Head to the Greek Theatre and you will be delighted by the ruins of this ancient theatre: columns and steps. This place gives you a stunning view: Etna and the Bay of Naxos. The theatre is still used for performances and events. Go at dusk!
At the beginning of Corso Umberto I there is the Chiesa di Santa Caterina, which stands on the ruins of the Odeon, built on a Greek temple perhaps dedicated to Aphrodite. When you enter the Church you will see, on the right, the ruins of Greek-Roman era walls and cobbled, enclosed by a wrought iron railing. The portal is made of pink marble from Taormina, while all the openings of the facade are made of a typical stone from Syracuse.
Visit Taormina if you are in Sicily! Do you like it?