Taormina is a hilltop town on the east coast of Sicily. It sits near Mount Etna, an active volcano with trails leading to the summit. The town is known for the Teatro Antico di Taormina, an ancient Greco-Roman theater still used today. Near the theater, cliffs drop to the sea forming coves with sandy beaches. A narrow stretch of sand connects to Isola Bella, a tiny island and nature reserve.
Is Taormina worth visiting?
Yes, Taormina is worth it! ... Staying in Taormina and day tripping to Taormina are completely different experiences. Taormina is a beautiful mediaeval hill town with a Teatro Greco, lovely garden, alleys to wander and explore, stunning views of the sea and Mount Etna, and it's a Tentative UNESCO site.
What is Taormina known for?
Taormina the most beautiful town in Sicily, an old hilltop town full of history and culture and by the sea. Taormina is famous for its beauty, its incredible heritage in history, archaeology and architecture, as well as for its reputation in welcoming travellers.