Taormina: a Sicilian Gem

Taormina: a Sicilian Gem, Taormina, Italy (B)

After moving to Malta almost 3 years ago, I decided I had to visit Sicily one day. Since Malta is only about 90 km away from Sicily, it wasn’t that difficult to make this dream come true. First time I went there, I took the Captain Morgan tour which leaves from Malta and goes by ferry to Sicily. During this tour I got to see Taormina for the first time. Before going to Sicily, I didn’t know that much about this lovely city. Today I would like to tell you why you should put Taormina on your bucket list.

Taormina is located on the east coast of Sicily, about 50 kilometres away from Messina. This beautiful city is situated on top of a hill which looks out over the Ionian Sea. I would advise you to not drive all the way up to the city, first of all because there is not that much parking space and second of all, the hill is extremely steep. It’s better to park at the foot of the hill and take the cable car up. It goes every 15 minutes and costs you 3 euros one way.

You enter the city through the beautiful Porta Messina. This entrance leads to the main street of the city, the Corso Umberto. Here you’ll find tons of shops selling souvenirs, restaurants serving amazing Italian food and stores selling fashionable Italian clothes. It’s lovely to just wander through the main street, with a tasty gelato in your hand, and explore the small and cosy streets leading up to Corso Umberto. It will give you that special feeling which, to me, you can only get in Italy. Take your time to explore the streets of Taormina, since I only got 3 hours and felt like it wasn’t enough to see everything. Taormina may not seem like a big city, but it has beauty around every corner. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Taormina: a Sicilian Gem
Guide Location: Italy » Taormina
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Jolene Follens
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.wondersoftraveling.com/2017/11/11/taormina-sicilian-gem/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Corso Umberto
  • Ancient Greek Theatre
  • Piazza Duomo
  • Piazza XI Aprile
  • Giardini della Villa Comunale