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Taormina

From ancient treasures to Sicilian culture and an active volcano, this town has something for everyone.

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7 things to do in Taormina

A picturesque town in Sicily, Taormina, is home to many of nature's wonders. You'll find the tallest active volcano in all of Europe, and lose yourself in the Blue Grotto afterwards. Explore Taormina!

  • Mount Etna

    1. Mount Etna

    Mount Etna is an adventurous day trip from Taormina. The active volcano is Europe's tallest and is still open to visitors. Take a hike at the base of the mountain or explore the craters at the top. It's sure to be an experience you won't forget!

  • Ancient Theater of Taormina

    2. Ancient Theater of Taormina

    This ancient theater built of bricks is done in a Greek style rather than Roman. See the ancient theater of Taormina in action and get tickets to see an opera or a concert while you're in town.

  • Isola Bella

    3. Isola Bella

    Visit the Isola Bella by ferry from Taormina. Try to plan your day trip so you can catch the annual Stresa Festival which features jazz music and happens every summer.

  • Palazzo Corvaja

    4. Palazzo Corvaja

    Named by the Corvaja family, the Palazzo Corvaja was built in the 10th century in an Arabic style. Take a tour of the inner courtyard and appreciate the particular Arab style arch of the windows and door frames.

  • Ferrovia Circumetnea

    5. Ferrovia Circumetnea

    The Ferrovia Circumetnea is a train line that runs around Sicily. Hailed useful by locals and beautiful by visitors and residents alike, the railway is an experience in and of itself. Take in the Sicilian landscape from the comfort of a train.

  • Blue Grotto

    6. Blue Grotto

    The Blue Grotto, also known as the Grotta Azzurra, is a blue wonder. The cave is lit up with soothing blue lights that ensconce visitors in dancing reflections. Take a boat trip or go scuba diving to really explore the cave.

  • Villa Comunale

    7. Villa Comunale

    The Villa Comunale is a floral paradise you can enjoy any time of day for no money at all. Pop in to stroll the garden and stay for the comfort of lying in the shade of the trees.

Frequently asked questions about Taormina

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Planning Your Visit

  • What to eat in Taormina?

    Mediterranean staples and Italian traditions rule the cuisine of Taormina. While you're in town, nibble on local dishes like tuna crusted with couscous, grilled zucchini, and of course Sicilian pesto.

  • How to get around Taormina?

    Though it is possible to walk the city center of Taormina, to get further from the center, you'll want to take a local bus or taxi. You can also take the train for beautiful panoramic views and faster travel times.

Good to know

  • Language
    Sicilian and Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    Sicily is quite beautiful year-round but to get the most from your visit to Taormina we recommend going in the summer. Long sunny days are the norm in June, July, and August. Plus, you'll be able to catch more local happenings as well.

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What people are saying about Taormina

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,623 reviews

As Napa regulars we have been on many wine tours but this far exceeds what we have come to expect from tours. Each stop along the tour was a world class setting with excellent food and equally excellent wines. The service was great and the driver was very punctual, courteous, and informative as well. It was a well thought out way to get a rich taste of Etnas wines and I would recommend to both beginners and wine experts alike!

Loads of fun and well thought out, our guide picked us up from our hotel and Taormina and drove us up to several awesome places on Mt Etna. There was moderate hiking involved and the guide was super informed about volcano science and geology, which made each stop very interesting. The off-roaring was also very fun and the overall experience was great! Would recommend for anybody looking for a ln adventurous half day at Etna

Very interesting and a beautiful experience. Tour guide was very informative, friendly and fun. Food and wine tasting was delicious

Really enjoyable experience , the team are generous with their time , food , experience and wine ! Great experience

Guide very knowledgeable, flexible in schedule and helpful.