Taormina, Sicily

Taormina is a small town on the east coast of the island of Sicily, Italy, in the Province of Messina, about midway between Messina and Catania. Situated atop a verdant hillside in full view of the blue Mediterranean and mighty Mt. Etna, Taormina is one of the most strikingly beautiful sights in Italy.

Attractions in Taormina are its popular beaches (accessible via an aerial tramway) on the Ionian sea, the Greek theater with its matchless panorama, and the botanical gardens which are full of exotic plants. The Corso Umberto (main street) is lovely for a stroll and a visit to Castelmola village is recommended for its magnificent views.

Things to See & Do

* Torre dell'Orogio clock tower
* Greek Theatre
* Corso Umberto - main street
* Botanical Gardens
* Castelmola village

General information

Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language - Italian
Land Area - 13 km²
Population - approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code - 39

Port Location - The main ports are located at Messina and Catania.

Travel Links - There are regular trains to and from Messina and Catania. However the station (called Taormina-Giardini) is on the seafront 2km below the centre. There are some buses down, but it's often more convenient to take a long-distance bus from the centre straight to or from your destination.
Flights are available to Catania, from where can rent a car to get to Taormina.