Taormina

Taormina captured the imagination of Goethe and DH Lawrence before rising to become perhaps the most enticing spot on the northeastern shores of Sicily. Blessed with a stunning setting on high ridges above the Messina Strait, it’s now a popular vacay hub with horseshoe beaches and a bustling Corso Umberto I. Still, the piece de resistance is surely its haunting Teatro Greco. Despite the name, it’s likely a Roman creation. But that doesn’t change the audacity of a whole playhouse carved straight into the hillsides high atop the sea.

Taormina is without a doubt one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sicily. Lined with souvenir shops, galleries, craft stores, and restaurants, the town’s main Corso Umberto Street is an ideal place to enjoy a peaceful stroll and admire the beauty of attractions like the black and white April IX Square and the Church of Saint Augustine. Visit the Teatro Antico di Taormina (Ancient Greek Theatre) or take the cable car down Isola Bela, a famous beach in Taormina.

Taormina is without a doubt one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sicily. Lined with souvenir shops, galleries, craft stores, and restaurants, the town’s main Corso Umberto Street is an ideal place to enjoy a peaceful stroll and admire the beauty of attractions like the black and white April IX Square and the Church of Saint Augustine. Visit the Teatro Antico di Taormina (Ancient Greek Theatre) or take the cable car down Isola Bela, a famous beach in Taormina. 

Taormina captured the imagination of Goethe and DH Lawrence before rising to become perhaps the most enticing spot on the northeastern shores of Sicily. Blessed with a stunning setting on high ridges above the Messina Strait, it’s now a popular vacay hub with horseshoe beaches and a bustling Corso Umberto I. Still, the piece de resistance is surely its haunting Teatro Greco. Despite the name, it’s likely a Roman creation. But that doesn’t change the audacity of a whole playhouse carved straight into the hillsides high atop the sea.

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