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Seven 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Planning Your Taormina 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
  • 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

Amazing experience, adequately guided and explained

The experience is excellent but it requires going up to the highest point in 4X4 vans and a good deal of walking. The alpine guide explained things adequately. Times were kept. The service area (lowest point) was OK as to food and personal attention. The views are amazing and so different from the usual that it is worthwhile going up.
Mt. Etna South Side Day Tour Reviewed by Osvaldo, 10/24/2016

A terrific education on the science of volcanos and an excellent lunch

Our tour group of 8 people (2 from each of France and Switzerland and a couple from Bucks County, PA) was very fortunate to have a tour guide, Salvatore, who was also a geologist. Salvatore taught us about the science of volcanos and the fascinating history of Mt. Etna, including its eruptions, the most recent in May 2016. We walked on some of the lower (inactive) craters of Mt Etna and went into a lava cave. We also saw some of the devastation of the most recent (2002) significant eruption of Mt Etna. While we spent only a relatively short time at the Alcantara Gorges, it was enough time to see and learn about this geological phenomenon. The Sicilian lunch, 3 courses, was quite good, as was the wine that accompanied the meal. While the wines were advertised as part of a wine tasting, your could really drink as much as you wished. The best part of the tour was really our guide, Salvatore. He was very personable and had a great sense of humor, and patiently answered all our questions
Sicily: Mt. Etna and Wine Tour of the Alcantara Reviewed by James, 10/20/2016

Great introduction to Sicilian food and wine

Nice food and drink. Good company (there were 10 of us.) Interesting and entertaining guide(Alfredo.) All in all, a splendid concept.
Taormina Food & Wine Walking Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 10/18/2016

Picturesque vineyards, great wine, great company, professional guide

We visited three small wineries, each surrounded by picturesque vineyards. The autumn sunshine helped make some good photos. The group of about 10 was split between two minibuses and was just the right size. The tastings (a white and a red at each winery) were hosted by the guide, himself a professional sommelier, and who gave us some great tips. Somewhat surprisingly, none of the wineries actually tried to sell us any of their products!
Mount Etna Wineries Tour from Taormina Reviewed by Ian, 10/12/2016

We only had one day in Sicily and it was everything we hoped for!

We loved the wine at both places, but at the Don Saro we felt like we were with family. We really like Paulo, the tour guide, and now he is our Friend. Thank you so much for a great day in Sicily!
Wine Tour around Mount Etna Reviewed by Diana, 10/07/2016

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