07 Set What to do in Taormina: our best tips
It is well known that holidays in Sicily are the dream of many people. Here are our five tips on what to do in Taormina, one of the most beautiful towns on the island.
We are on the east coast of Sicily, in an area that combines hills and sea. Discovering this beautiful city allows you to combine sea, sun, culture and art, which is why Taormina is a perfect destination for every season.
What to do in Taormina: the 5 best tips for discovering the city
Taormina is one of the Sicilian cities to visit when on holiday on the island. It is one of the most popular destinations both for its location and for its sea, its beauty and the archaeological and cultural heritage it preserves.
Over the centuries, this city has become increasingly important, so much so that it has attracted illustrious personalities who have landed in Taormina and then discovered the whole of Sicily.
It is impossible to exhaust in just five tips all the things to see and do in the city, but we will try.
The first thing to do in Taormina is, without a doubt, to visit the Greek theatre, which is one of the city’s unmistakable symbols. It is one of the most relevant testimonies of what was once Ancient Sicily and is also one of the largest theatres in Sicily. Its peculiarity is its location, as the theatre stands on a beautiful promontory that adds scenic beauty to the historical beauty of the building.
The theatre is open to the public and can be visited on foot from the centre of Taormina.
The list of things to do in Taormina also includes discovering the beaches. Here, rocky and sandy beaches alternate. The Fiumefreddo nature reserve is worth discovering, but so are beaches such as Mazzarò beach and Isola Bella beach that are very close to the city centre.
Other things to do include a visit to the Taormina Cathedral. It is a cathedral dedicated to St Nicholas that can be recognised by its stone façade and bell tower that makes it resemble a fortified castle. It is located in Piazza Duomo and from here it is very easy to visit the entire city centre.
We also suggest discovering Corso Umberto I, Taormina’s main street. This Corso is bordered by two gates, north and south. These are Porta Messina and Porta Catania, which date back to Greco-Roman times.
Finally, if you are still wondering what to do in Taormina, don’t forget a good bite of Sicilian cuisine. Traditional Sicilian dishes go perfectly with the many fish specialities typical of seaside resorts. A real must-try for those who come to town and want to discover beautiful Sicily also through tastes and flavours.