Taormina, the city of art

One of the most important tourist places in Sicily is Taormina. It is located in the province of Messina in the north-eastern part of the island. The city is very famous, thanks to its location on the sea and for the various historical monuments.

From the terrace of Taormina you can admire the sea, with the beautiful green surrounding nature and the top of the volcano Etna on the background.

If you are in Taormina you can visit the city and its beauties with churches, narrow streets, palaces, theater and breathtaking views.

To visit in Taormina
If you are in Taormina, definitely visit:

  • Cathedral of San Nicola
  • Ancient theater
  • Communal Villa
  • Isola Bella
  • Church of San Giuseppe
Teatro Greco Taormina

Isola Bella

You can end the day with an afternoon enjoying the sun on the beach of Isola Bella, which since 2006 has also been included in the list of UNESCO nominated places.

It is a natural reserve located in the bay of Taormina, connected to the island only by a small stretch of sand.

To get to Isola Bella you can take the cable car from Taormina, and then you can take the stairs to the beach.

Isola Bella


Castelmola is a town located above Taormina and is part of the most beautiful villages in Italy. From the village of Castelmola you will have a beautiful view of the Ionian Sea and the coast of Taormina.

You can also visit the castle, and walk through the small characteristic alleys. Don’t miss a visit to the characteristic “bar Turrisi”.

Vista Etna da Castelmola