If you are planning your holiday in Sicily, one of the destinations you absolutely must visit is the Taormina area.
The splendid village of Taormina, the pearl of the Mediterranean,
alone offers everything a traveler could wish for:
monuments of considerable value, breathtaking views and landscapes, a splendid sea, shops, clubs, restaurants...
But Taormina is also the hub of a marvelous area dotted with picturesque villages and where unspoiled nature offers a unique spectacle in the world: the majestic Alcantara gorges.
You can decide to spend a few days or a weekend in the Taormina area and admire just the main beauties of the place, or spend a few more days and fully enjoy your holiday in these splendid places by discovering their little hidden treasures, flavors and traditions.
When planning your holiday in this suggestive corner of Sicily, it is natural to start from
its pearl: Taormina, set on a splendid natural terrace, is a unique combination of art, history, nature, sea, entertainment...
from its Ancient theater, of imposing beauty, you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views in the world.
Isola Bella offers unusual landscapes, clear waters and splendid backdrops. Corso Umberto in Taormina is a succession of pretty and picturesque clubs, shops, restaurants...
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What to see in Taormina
Continuing through an itinerary in the area of Taormina we reach Giardini Naxos, small seaside village that rises at the foot of Taormina. Giardini Naxos is the first Greek colony of Sicily and it preserves an extraordinary archaeological park, but also a splendid seaside town that boasts beaches considered among the most beautiful in the whole Ionian Sea.
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What to see in Giardini Naxos
The area of Taormina also offers a spectacular naturalistic itinerary in the Alcantara river valley which culminates with the discovery of its impressive gorges: deep canyons with spectacular lava walls with basaltic prisms. There are several activities to practice to discover these places: trekking, bike tour, river trekking, canoeing, body rafting and baby body rafting, shuttle tour and Nordic walking.
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What to see in Alcantara Park
The Taormina area also offers an interesting historical-artistic journey to discover the wonderful villages that dot this area. Immersing yourself in a surreal atmosphere along narrow streets, lingering in the charming squares, admiring impressive castles and ancient monuments, will enrich your holiday in Sicily.
The area of Taormina is the ideal place for your beach holiday, it has beautiful beaches that offer
all the comforts for the bather but also hides suggestive views and magnificent caves. There are many possibilities to discover
these little hidden treasures: boat tours, rental of rafts, canoes, kayaks, jet skis ...
The multiplicity and variety of services offered allow you to practice any type of water sport but also offer the possibility of fly over this wonderful area aboard hang gliders, parasailing, paragliders...
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Towns and Villages
Towns and Villages to visit in Taormina surroundings
Antillo Calatabiano Casalvecchio Siculo Castelmola Castiglione di Sicilia Fiumedinisi Fiumefreddo di Sicilia Forza d'Agrò Francavilla di Sicilia Furci Siculo Giardini Naxos Graniti Itala Letojanni Mongiuffi Melia Motta Camastra Nizza di Sicilia Parco Fluviale dell'Alcantara Roccafiorita Roccalumera Sant'Alessio Siculo Santa Teresa di Riva Savoca Taormina
To fully experience the holiday in Sicily, you have to stop and taste the local products and the typical specialties of the island in general and of the Taormina area in particular. Among the typical agri-food products of these places we recommend:
In the Taormina area you can certainly easily find the typical dishes of Sicilian cuisine, granitas, cannoli, parmigiane, caponate ... and enjoy them in the many clubs, bars and restaurants in the area. But trying the typical dishes of the Taormina area is an opportunity not to be missed: the recipe for each dish is jealously handed down for generations and only in the place where it was born, the dish retains its authentic flavor.
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Typical and traditional sicilian items to buy in Taormina area
The Taormina area is the ideal place for your shopping: Sicilian ceramics, pine cones and Moor's heads, decorated tiles, wrought iron objects, Sicilian puppets, tambourines and other typical Sicilian musical instruments... in this area you will find a large assortment of typical Sicilian clothing and hand-made textiles.
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Tourist Areas you can visit close to Taormina Area