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Taormina is a scenic, family-friendly neighbourhood known for being romantic and having ample choices for restaurants, bars, and cheese. The neighbourhood has many charming qualities, its friendly people among the more noteworthy. Many visitors come to bask in its beautiful outdoor settings, namely the sea and beaches. Taormina is a great home base for exploring the greater Ali Terme area, especially with so many hotels to choose from.
The area's storied past is told through the monuments and historic sites. At Taormina Roman Odeon, Museum of Art and Popular Traditions, and Palazzo Corvaja, you'll learn about local culture. Swing by Church of the Holy Trinity, Castelmola Castle, and Porta Messina to learn about local history. Church of Santi Pietro e Paolo d'Agro, Church of San Nicolo di Bari, and Monte Tauro are well-known local landmarks. Create some family memories at Taormina Cable Car, Villa Comunale Garden, and Adventure Park Etna.
Shopping, sightseeing, and taking an excursion are a few popular activities in the area. Dip your toes in the water and soak up the sun at Spisone Beach, Lido Mazzaro, and Recanati Beach. You can spend a leisurely afternoon outside at Parco Duca di Cesaro, Fondazione Mazzullo, or Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park. If you've got some more time, you won't be disappointed by Il Picciolo Golf Club, San Marco Beach, and Il Picciolo Golf Club.
A few of the most popular sights in the area include Mount Etna, Greek Theatre, and Cathedral of Acireale. San Pancrazio Church, Saraceno Castle, and Sanctuary of Madonna della Rocca are other must-sees.
To see the sights outside of town, hop aboard a train. Taormina Giardini Station is the closet train station, but Santa Teresa di Riva Station and Giardini Naxos Station are also nearby.
At 37.1 km (23 miles), Reggio di Calabria (REG-Strait of Messina) is the closest major airport to Taormina. You can also fly in and out of Catania (CTA-Fontanarossa), which is located 52.9 km (32.8 miles) away.