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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

We had and unbelievablly great time! Our instructer Luca was great!

This class was above our expectation! The location was beautiful...all the servers and staff were so great...the food was delizioso...and our instructor Luca was awesome! We will highly recommend this class to our friends and coworkers! Thank you very much for such a wonderful time!

Taormina: Half-Day Pizza Making Class Reviewed by Michelle, 12/17/2018

Amazing experience! Definitely a must do.

Great communication and very well and thoughtfully organised. We had a great day thanks to Paolo! He is so knowledgeable, funny and really made it a great day. The wine tasting and lunch was delicious, and they even sang happy birthday to my mum whose birthday it was that day and brought out a cake :)

Personalized food and wine trek with knowledgable guide

We had a fantastic time with Rosario on our Mt. Etna food and wine tour. The selections for tasting and eating were perfectly planned. We really enjoyed the ease of being picked up right at our door. Not only was the food and wine great, but the conversation was informative and friendly, like hanging with your friend for the day. Definitely recommend.

Mount Etna 5-Hour Food and Wine Tasting Tour Reviewed by Linda, 10/01/2018

Amazing experience, and we learnt so much!

Etna itself is an amazing site to visit but then the company, the guide and the day can always change your experience. We were lucky enough to go there on a sunny day, with the Etna in eruption. The entire team was very friendly and helpful, when we called for additional info already we had everything we needed, our guide was the best (Grazie Edi), he answered all our questions and even more, did teach us a lot, and even if we were stressed at the end because we had a flight after, he organised everything friendly.

From Taormina: Half-Day Mount Etna Morning Trek Reviewed by Marc-Aurèle, 08/27/2018

Passionated well informed and specialized- on time

We were very lucky to choose him and his services, as finally it was a value for money choice! He was lovely- passionated- well informed and specialized- friendly- on time- ready for any circumstances- well organised- very polite in contrast to other facilities in Sicily - clean and adequate car -good driving skills- he loves to surprise positively the others and explore with love and passion the surroundings- sensitive with narure- he gave as and a tiny tiny taste of nature grapping some tasty fruits for us- thank u

Etna Volcano: Geological Excursion on Active Volcano Reviewed by PARASKEVI, 08/17/2018