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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Italy

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.

Taormina: what 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.

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.

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Taormina: the key figures

Surface area : 9,926 sq mi km2

Population : 5,200,000 inhabitants

  • The high-quality hotels
  • The beautiful coastline
  • High tariffs in high season
  • The absence of large beaches

Reminders

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.

Taormina: what to eat?

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).

Taormina: what to buy?

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.

Taormina Reviewedhotels
  • 9.3 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    San Domenico Palace
    Taormine - Italy
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    The San Domenico Palace is definiteltely one of the most beautiful ...

  • 8.15 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Baia Taormina Hotel et Spa
    Taormine - Italy
    Hotel Hotel 4 Etoile(s)

    The Baia Taormina is a very pleasant hotel, ideal if you want ...

  • 7.7 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Naxos Mare
    Taormine - Italy
    Hotel Hotel 3 Etoile(s)

    Offering bungalow accommodation, the Naxos Beach Mare is quiet ...

  • 7.7 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Excelsior Palace
    Taormine - Italy
    Hotel Hotel 4 Etoile(s)

    The Excelsior Palace is one of the first hotels in Taormina. ...

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