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7 things to do in Taormina

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
  • 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

Amazing Service! Marco The Guide is true professional!!

I have been on many tours in my life but this was the most memorable one. The service was excellent! Marco our super guide was on time, he was extremely informative and pleasant person at the sime time ( some guides talk to much and bother you). Marco is a true Sicilian a person who is love in his job and in hos country! Thank you for unforgettable tour!

Andrea was a great guide and explained everything really well

Andrea was a great guide and explained everything really informative and entertaining. He took time for everyone’s wishes and was thoughtful, caring and nice.

Catania: Mount Etna Sunset Jeep Tour Reviewed by Alexander, 06/22/2019

Fantastic & inspiring tour and wonderful guide Antonio!

Antonio was such a knowledgeable, committed, patient and pleasant person. Very flexible and adjusting all wishes of the group. The tour has been an amazing combo of relaxing and intense activities. Don't miss going all the way up to Etna!!! If the day is clear it is the greatest experience of Sicily! Taormina is superb and fancy, take your time to enjoy it!

An amazing experience showcasing mount Etna and the its craters

A big highlight during our stay in Catania. The transport was easy and comfortable. Our guide was really friendly and informative. He showed us all the great spots and have us enough time to explore and take photos. A must experience while you are in Sicily

Catania: Mount Etna Sunset Jeep Tour Reviewed by Kirsty, 06/12/2019

Great experience; wonderful boat and tour!!

My wife and I really enjoyed our time on the Blue Diamond. Right from the moment the couple met us on the pier, we felt that they wanted this to be a great experience for my wife and I. The boat is brand new and very nice!! The couple also went out of their way to make wonderful snacks and drinks; the presentation of the fruit and other munchies was first class. This is a husband and wife that run this tour, and they make every effort to make sure everyone is pleased. The places that they took the boat to on the tour was fantastic with some great places to get some great photos. This is definitely one of the best boat tours we have ever been on. Well worth the cost!!