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Sicily, Italy

Sicily Taormina

A destination that I would never forget is one I’ve visited during one of my many trips to beautiful Italy. Sicily, is definite beauty.  Taormina has remnants of the Greeks and Romans, a fine medieval quarter and castle ruins, and modern shops and restaurants.

Sicily - Taormina

Destination visited in Sicily: Taormina

Airport to get to Taormina: Fontanarossa in Catania, it is an hour drive only to get there

Taormina is also on the train line between Messina and Catania and can be reached by train directly from Rome. The station, Taormina-Giardini, is 2km below the center served by shuttle buses.

Hotel? Atahotel, CapoTaormina

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My trip to Sicily was fully targeting the beach.So most of our activities were either beach related on at the beach. The nearest beach to Taormina is at Mazzarò , accessible by funivia from Via Luigi Pirandello. It’s a popular pebbly beach well serviced with umbrellas and deck chairs for hire (from about €8 per day). To the south of the beach, and an easy walk past the Sant’Andrea hotel, is Isola Bella , a tiny island set in a stunning cove.

If you decide to stay at the same hotel I stayed, then the beach there and pools are nice too.
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There’s wonderful snorkeling in the crystalline waters or you can hire a boat and pootle around the rocky bays. If you prefer your adventures underwater, Nike Diving Centre offers a range of packages from its base at the northern end of the beach.

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For a real sandy beach you will have to go to Spisone , just beneath the autostrada exit – turn left from the cable-car station and it’s about a 10-minute walk.

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 Looking a break from the beach? You could also go shopping at Taormina’s center, especially Corso Umberto, is a good place for shopping. 

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Food?

Near the duomo, Casa Grugno serves cuisine that’s a mix of modern and traditional in a medieval Gothic-Catalan residence. Ristorante da Lorenzo, Via Roma 12, serves seafood on a terrace overlooking the sea. Traditional Sicilian food is served at Ristorante la Griglia, Corso Umberto 54, on an outside terrace during nice weather. Also Maffei’s Restaurant is recommended, Granduca, and Pizzeria Tiramisu’. Finally Garden da Nino is a nice Sicilian restaurant that is also recommended.

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Water Activities?

  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing trips

This place is truly beautiful. I strongly recommend <3

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Cheers,

Hello965 Team