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28 Feb

Chiesa del Varò

The church of the Varò dates back to the fifteenth century but a crypt inside the Church, typical of the period when Christians were forced not to profess their faith, suggests that it has more ancient origins. The Congregation of the Varò (Spanish word for “Visitation”), in the distant past, was very famous and could […]

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28 Feb

Quattro Fontane di Taormina

It is the symbol of Taormina. The fountain Minotaur located in Piazza Duomo, also known as the 4 fountains. Built-in 1635 by the sculptor Giovanni Angelo Montorsoli. One of the few fountains where still flowing water, fresh and good. Its name comes from the four columns, each with a seahorse on the top. The water […]

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15 Feb

Alcantara Gorges

Unique in the Italian and European natural landscape, the Alcantara Gorges are one of the must-see attractions of Sicily. Located about 20 km from Taormina, the gorges are real canyons made of black lava walls up to 50 meters high, in the typical shape of a prism that the rocks have taken during the cooling […]

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14 Feb

Sapori di Sicilia

Their desserts are so good, it melts when you eating them. Sapori di Sicilia Enoteca is located in Taormina. The Sicilian grapes are only the goodness in wines, made from grapes grown in Italian lands.  They have enriched store with many other local products. Fresh food & beverages. Address: Corso Umberto 57, 98039 Taormina, ME Italy […]

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14 Feb

Isola Bella

Isola Bella is a small island near Taormina, Sicily, southern Italy. Also known as The Pearl of the Ionian Sea, it is located within a small bay on the Ionian Sea; it was a private property owned by Florence Trevelyan until 1990, when it was bought by the Region of Sicily, being turned into a nature […]

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14 Feb

Madonna Della Roca

The church of Madonna della Rocca, named so because it was built on the rock, under the rock, in the rock. It was founded by Abbot Francesco Raineri with the help of the Archbishop of Messina Geronimo Venero, around 1640. The origin of the Sanctuary is linked to a legend. As the legend tells, that […]

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14 Feb

Piazza IX Aprile

Piazza 9 Aprile is the main square and public living room of Taormina lined by cafes, views, and churches. About halfway along Taormina’s main drag of Corso Umberto is the town center, Piazza IX Aprile, a communal living room built as a terrace with a view over the Ionian sea from the railing bounding one […]

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9 Aug

Teatro Antico di Taormina

The ancient theatre is without question the most important feature for sight-seers in Taormina, also because for its very fortunate natural setting, with the splendid view toward the Calabrian coast, the Ionian coast of Sicily and the spectacular cone of Etna. The construction of the amphitheater starts probably by the Greeks around the third century. BC, at the time of Hiero II. […]

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9 Aug

Corso Umberto

The main street of Taormina is dedicated to Umberto I of Savoy, king of Italy from 1878 to 1900. The Corso Umberto Iwas part of the ancient Via Valeria which, crossing the city before falling down towards the sea, was connecting Messina to Catania. Bordered to the north by Porta Messina and to the south from Porta Catania, the Corso […]

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9 Aug

Naumachie

Brought to light only in 1943, the Naumachie is the remains of an old Roman wall, 130 meters long, with 18 niches that surrounded the Gymnasium. Built in the 1st Ct BC, it is, after the Greek theatre, the oldest structure in the town. The name Naumachie, meaning “the sea battle”, was wrongly given to the structure due […]

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