Taormina

Taormina holidays

Perched on the side of a mountain on Sicily’s east coast and teeming with historic sites, beautiful architecture and shops, Taormina is one of the island’s most popular spots. Glittering Ionian seascapes stretch as far as the eye can see and Mount Etna serves as an epic backdrop. It’s pure paradise.

Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea

Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea

Taormina, Sicily

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  • Stunning seafront location
  • Breathtaking views
  • Close to the resort centre
  • Elegant decor
  • Stylish restaurant with terrace
Excelsior Palace

Excelsior Palace

Taormina, Sicily

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  • New for Summer 2022
  • Elegant design
  • Excellent location
  • Stunning ocean views
  • Traditional charm
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A maze of charming streets

Wander through Taormina’s winding lanes to experience pretty, pastel-hued buildings that ooze that Italian charm. Look up and you’ll see wrought iron balconies overflowing with colourful flowers basking in the sunshine. Around nearly every corner, you’ll be treated to grand public squares, sun-drenched gardens and intricate churches.

Take to the stage

This part of Sicily is home to one of Italy’s top attractions, the ancient Greek theatre of Taormina. It was built into the rock, high up on Mount Taro, so as you can imagine, the views are pretty spectacular. And thanks to the shape of the auditorium, the acoustics are second to none. Catch a live performance or picture yourself as the star of the show!

Escape to an enchanted island

The tiny islet of Isola Bella rises from the tranquil turquoise water just off the coast. It’s connected to Taormina by a thin strip of pebbled beach, so if you’ve packed your water shoes, you can walk across with ease. It’s often referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Ionian’ and as the name suggests, it really is beautiful.

Ancient Theatre of Taormina

Ancient Theatre of Taormina

Taormina, Sicily

If you see only one thing in Taormina, make it the ancient Greek theatre! This crumbling structure is split into three parts: the scene, the orchestra and the auditorium. Stroll the site, from the stage to the...
Caffe Wunderbar

Caffe Wunderbar

Taormina, Sicily

Whatever time of day you drop by this swish café-bar, you’re in for a real treat. Enjoy breakfast or brunch on the sun-soaked balcony with the serene seascape as your backdrop or visit at night, when it’s one...
Church of St. Joseph

Church of St. Joseph

Taormina, Sicily

The stunning exterior of this church showcases baroque architecture at its very best. Statues, carvings and sculptures make up its façade while inside, there’s a large domed roof adorned with a well-preserved...
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