Taormina is perhaps the main tourist destination of his Sicily. A city to be discovered with its history, its art and the proximity to the sea that offers suggestive scenarios to be appreciated and photographed.

To start, here are the main monuments:

  • The Greek Theater of Taormina , the monument of monuments, is a great testimony of Ancient Sicily built by the Greeks in the third century BC . Visiting the theater allows you to immerse yourself in the nature that surrounds it and enjoy the spectacular promontory that the Greeks chose as a spectacular setting. Even today, the theater is in use and hosts concerts and cultural events in the summer season. The most important is the Taormina Arte , the international arts festival, known and appreciated for its rich calendar of musical, theatrical, dance and cinema events.
  • The Municipal Villa is a pleasant oasis of tranquility in the city center, where you can stroll and enjoy a wonderful view of Mount Etna and the coast.
  • Palazzo Corvaja , a splendid noble villa located in the center of Taormina. Today it is the seat of the Autonomous Tourist Board and hosts an interesting museum of Sicilian folk arts and traditions in the halls on the first floor.
  • The Cathedral of Taormina , the city Cathedral dedicated to San Nicola located in the Piazza Duomo in the center of which it is possible to admire the magnificent seventeenth-century fountain. At the center of the fountain, the symbol of the city of Taormina appears, the crowned centaur who holds the world in her left hand and the scepter of command in her right hand. Click here to find out more.

It does not end here, in addition to the majestic monuments in the city it is also possible:

  • Stroll along the main street of the city or Corso Umberto I. Here you can enjoy a moment of relaxation in the various cafes in the area and a little shopping among shops, fashion and souvenir shops.
  • Reach Piazza IX Aprile in Taormina, an evocative panoramic terrace overlooking the sea, a delightful meeting place, the famous center of Taormine social life.
  • Taste the multi-ethnic cuisine of Taormina that combines Arab, Spanish, French and Norman culinary traditions together. The undisputed protagonist is fish , which together with pistachio constitute the emblem of Taormina cuisine.
  • Have breakfast with the famous granita câ panna e câ brioscia , a typical custom of every self-respecting Sicilian.

Last but not least, not far from Taormina we also find the famous Isola Bella. It is an islet about 1 sq km large, rich in luxuriant vegetation joined to the mainland by a thin strip of sand. In the central part of the island, the succession of tides makes the crystal clear waters of the bay emerge or leave covered. You can admire the beauties just described, in our GO CRUISE programming – click here to discover it.

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