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Taormina

By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Our Editorial team's advice

Dominated by the silhouette of Mount Etna, the eastern coast combines sea and mountain in a spectacular way. People come here to taste the seaside pleasures in Giardini Naxos, the Taormina beach, as well as to discover the incomparable charm of this city appreciated by people since ancient times. Another attraction of the region is the Etna nature park. You can explore on short excursions of one or two hours by foot, or go on longer, more substantial hikes.

To see

Dominated by the silhouette of Mount Etna, the eastern coast combines sea and mountain in a spectacular way. People come here to taste the seaside pleasures in Giardini Naxos, the Taormina beach, as well as to discover the incomparable charm of this city appreciated by people since ancient times.

To do

It is impossible to go to the east coast without making a stop in Taormina. This city, perched high up, looks onto the blue of the Mediterranean. Particularly famous for its ancient theatre, Taormina is most enjoyed at sunset, at one of the panoramic viewpoints of the town which both looks onto the sea and Mount Etna in the background. Still active, the volcano of Mount Etna lets its anger steam out regularly, with eruptions that can last for several months.

pros

  • +  The high-quality hotels
  • +  The beautiful coastline

cons

  • -  High tariffs in high season
  • -  The absence of large beaches

To think about

Remember to cover your shoulders and legs in churches, and, on the beach, avoid going topless!

To avoid

Avoid making inappropriate comments concerning religion, as the Sicilians are dedicated believers. Do not talk about the Mafia, it is still a sensitive subject, along with the vendetta.

To try

The Sicilian cuisine is excellent. Pizza and pasta are understandably very widespread, but you will find numerous other dishes. Antipasti (meats, cheeses, small fried fish), i primi (rice and gnocchi or minestre), i secondi (meat or fish), i contorni (potatoes, salads) and finally, i dolci (pastries made of almonds, candied fruit, ice cream).

To bring back

Sicilian crafts are quite varied. You can bring back some ceramic, papyrus or even 'pupi', Sicilian puppets. As for flavours, it is possible to buy capers, olive oil, real pasta and fruit in an almond pastry.

Weather Taormina

These indicators are used as a set of criteria to predict overall weather conditions in Taormina . The different indicators are there to help you prepare for your trip to Taormina so you can make plans based on the weather forecast, whether it be a trip to the beach, walking, visiting attractions and museums or winter sports... Here you'll find a precise, overall weather score for each week in Taormina , which takes into account temperature indicators, bad weather predictions, sunshine levels and wind speeds.

Weather October
Overall rating 68/100
  • Temperature indicators 76% Mild

    Maximim temperature between 20°C and 22°C, the perceived temperature is <30°.

  • Bad weather indicators 68% Light showers

    Light showers - averaging between 10.5mm and 17.5mm per week.

  • Sunbathing indicators 60% Good weather

    Mostly sunny (60% to 80% sunshine).

  • Swimming indicators 60% Pleasant

    Pleasant air temperature (between 20°C and 24°C). Sea temperature between 22°C and 24°C. Slight winds (speeds between 2 mph and 4 mph).

  • Wind indicators 70% Light wind

    Light winds (between 6mph and 12mph).

  • Humidity indicators 68% Normal

    Slight feeling of discomfort due air humidity registering higher than 65%.

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