Taormina

An paradise during the middle seasons, a crowded to and fro of Italian and foreign tourists in the summer. But whatever the season, the spell will be assured. The extraordinary beauty of Taormina was, since the dawn of tourism, its luck. Here were artists, actors and personalities from the political world. Always been a destination for excellence,Taormina offers an area that can be explored without ever getting bored. From the sea to the hills behind Taormina, you can walk, swim or just contemplate the landscape. The main street of Taormina is Corso Umberto and it is limited to its extreme by the two arches that were part of the medieval walled town of defense. They are respectively called Porta Catania and Porta Messina. Along Corso Umberto, from one port to another, are the main churches, the Clock Tower and the Piazza IX April from where you can admire the view overlooking the Bay of Giardini and Etna. Continuing long the Corso Umberto it is possible to arrive at the Greek Theatre for a historic visit and after to go to Villa Comunale where you can relax and enjoy the Etna views and the shade offered by fir trees.

the emblem of taormina;
Chiesa di Santa Caterina

Chiesa di Santa Caterina

Biblioteca Comunale

Biblioteca Comunale

Chiesa del Varo

Chiesa del Varo

Duomo di San Nicola

Duomo di San Nicola

Cuba San Pancrazio

Cuba San Pancrazio

Chiesa della Madonna della Rocca

Chiesa della Madonna della Rocca

Palazzo Corvaja

Palazzo Corvaja

Parco Duchi di Cesarò

Parco Duchi di Cesarò

Piazza IX Aprile

Piazza IX Aprile

Piazzetta Belvedere

Piazzetta Belvedere

Porta Catania

Porta Catania

Tempio di Giove

Tempio di Giove

Info Utili


Coordinate: 37.850, 15.280
Distanza b&B: 7Km
Navigatore: Taprmina (Me)
Tempo di percorrenza: 15minuti

Da Visitare

Teatro Greco Romano
Odeon
Le Naumachie
Chiesa S. Pancrazio
Duomo o Chiesa S. Nicola di Bari
Piazza IX Aprile
Palazzo Duchi di S. Stefano
Chiesa S. Caterina
Biblioteca Comunale
Parco o Villa Comunale
Palazzo Corvaja
Chiesa S. Giuseppe

Tour Taormina

Whichever way you arrive in Taormina, parking where you should stop is the Porta Catania. The output of it will do a flight of stairs you will find yourself in Piazza S. Antonio where is located Porta Catania (5) of medieval origin which was one of the entrances to the city. Here begins the Corso Umberto, the main pedestrian street of the old and modern city, along which you will find the most important tourist attractions to visit. Past the great arch of the door, on the right you will find the Palace of the Dukes of S. Stefano (7) of Arab-Norman origins but of Gothic finishing. The palace is located in the ancient Jewish district. Continuing along the course: the right to Piazza del Duomo with the Four Fountains and the Cathedral (10) of medieval origin dedicated to St. Nicholas of Bari. Moving forward on the left, before the clock tower, the staircase leading to the Church the Varò (12) whose prospect seems austere but the interior and rich laces that make the rich environment. Going down towards the course you'll come back in the Clock Tower which represented the second gateway to the medieval past which you will find yourself in Piazza IX Aprile offering a unique view. Around the square you will see the church of St. Joseph (15), and the municipal library (16). Continuing along the course you can visit the Naumachia an imposing building that an ancient monumental fountain of Roman origin (19) located along a staircase that crosses the Corso Umberto. Near the end of the Corso Umberto, there is the Church of St. Catherine (21) of Baroque style built on the ruins of the Odeon (21), an ancient Roman theater that you can see behind the church. separate fronts the Church of St. Catherine there is the climb Greek Theatre (30) that will lead you to the second largest theater of Greek origin in Sicily and the only one with a majestic view. The side of the Church S. Caterina is Palazzo Corvaja (25) of Arab origin wall structure. Released from Porta Messina (24), another gateway to the city, there is the descent that leads to St. Pancras Church St Pancras (29) dating from the eighteenth century in Baroque style. Beside the church there are some ruins of Roman origin. A visit dedicated must be done in public garden that was the dwelling of Lady Florence Trevelyan park where vegetation is dominant and which offers a unique view.

touristic map of taormina