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A picturesque town in Sicily, Taormina, is home to many of nature's wonders. You'll find the tallest active volcano in all of Europe, and lose yourself in the Blue Grotto afterwards. Explore Taormina!

Mount Etna

Mount Etna

Mount Etna is an adventurous day trip from Taormina. The active volcano is Europe's tallest and is still open to visitors. Take a hike at the base of the mountain or explore the craters at the top. It's sure to be an experience you won't forget!

Ancient Theater of Taormina

Ancient Theater of Taormina

This ancient theater built of bricks is done in a Greek style rather than Roman. See the ancient theater of Taormina in action and get tickets to see an opera or a concert while you're in town.

Isola Bella

Isola Bella

Visit the Isola Bella by ferry from Taormina. Try to plan your day trip so you can catch the annual Stresa Festival which features jazz music and happens every summer.

Palazzo Corvaja

Palazzo Corvaja

Named by the Corvaja family, the Palazzo Corvaja was built in the 10th century in an Arabic style. Take a tour of the inner courtyard and appreciate the particular Arab style arch of the windows and door frames.

Ferrovia Circumetnea

Ferrovia Circumetnea

The Ferrovia Circumetnea is a train line that runs around Sicily. Hailed useful by locals and beautiful by visitors and residents alike, the railway is an experience in and of itself. Take in the Sicilian landscape from the comfort of a train.

Blue Grotto

Blue Grotto

The Blue Grotto, also known as the Grotta Azzurra, is a blue wonder. The cave is lit up with soothing blue lights that ensconce visitors in dancing reflections. Take a boat trip or go scuba diving to really explore the cave.

Villa Comunale

Villa Comunale

The Villa Comunale is a floral paradise you can enjoy any time of day for no money at all. Pop in to stroll the garden and stay for the comfort of lying in the shade of the trees.

Planning Your Taormina Visit

What to eat in Taormina?

Mediterranean staples and Italian traditions rule the cuisine of Taormina. While you're in town, nibble on local dishes like tuna crusted with couscous, grilled zucchini, and of course Sicilian pesto.

How to get around Taormina?

Though it is possible to walk the city center of Taormina, to get further from the center, you'll want to take a local bus or taxi. You can also take the train for beautiful panoramic views and faster travel times.

Good to know

  • Language
    Sicilian and Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    Sicily is quite beautiful year-round but to get the most from your visit to Taormina we recommend going in the summer. Long sunny days are the norm in June, July, and August. Plus, you'll be able to catch more local happenings as well.

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What people are saying about Taormina

Very full and interesting day. Roberto, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The wine testing was very nice, and the meal tasty (but a tad too simple/small). Overall a very enriching experience I would recommend to all. PS. shoes and rain jackets are provided for those needing them

The tour was just amazing our guide Salvo was very knowledgeable about the area's history its real stories and of course the movie scenes. Highly recommended whether you've seen the movie or not.

The website is a very good way to find and book available excursions to most points of interest and I was thoroughly satisfied with the company that handled our excursion (Etna People Excursions)

From Taormina: Half-Day Mount Etna Morning Trek Reviewed by Julio, 09/23/2020

Mooie wandeling op de etna van een dik uur met veel en duidelijke uitleg over de vulkaan! Nadien nog een grot bezocht. Afgesloten met een lekker broodje, appeltaartje en 2 heerlijke wijntjes.

From Taormina: Half-Day Mount Etna Morning Trek Reviewed by David, 09/14/2020

Fantastic day out trekking parts of Mt Etna, followed by lunch and a 4 wine tasting experience. The final trip to Gole Alcantara was a lovely way to finish off the day.