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Piazza IX Aprile o S. Agostino

This is the panoramic and central square in Taormina. From the terrace you can admire the bay of Giardini Naxos, and Mount Etna. The piazza is animated throughout the day by tourists and locals.

Torre di mezzo

This tower is located midway between Porta Catania and Porta Messina. The 2 old gates of the town, also called the middle door. it was part of the defense walls of Taormina. It was built for the first time around the XII century on the ruins of the walls of IV century BC, and was subsequently destroyed by the French, it was rebuilt in 1679 incorporating the clock that you can still admire. The tower is situated in Piazza April 9.

Duomo

The medieval church was built around the XIII century on the ruins of a small church of San Nicola di Bari. The Duomo has a Latin-cross plan with three aisles; there are six minor altars in the two side aisles. The nave is held up by six monolithic columns, three on each side, in pink Taormina marble, and their capitals have a foil and fish-scale decoration. The ceiling of the nave has wooden beams supported by carved corbels reproducing Arabian scenes with a Gothic air. The very interesting mai

Corso Umberto I

The main street of Taormina is called Corso Umberto I. This was the road that connected Messina with Catania, originally named Via Consolare Valeria in honor of the Roman Consul Marco Valerio Levino, who in 210 BC was nominated as governor of Sicily. The Corso Umberto I is 800 meters long, delineated by two gates, Porta Messina at the north end and Porta Catania at the south. The road is a pedestrian street not accessible to cars. This is the heart of Taormina with its palaces, churches and squa

Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano

The fourteenth-century Palace of the Duke of Santo Stefano of Taormina is a masterpiece of Gothic Sicilian with elements of the Arab and Norman ages. The interiors are used for various exhibitions. This property is behind the Porta Catania.

Parco Duca di Cesarò

Created by Lady Florence Trevelyan in the late 19th century. This Scottish lady was "invited" to leave Britain, after a well-publicized romance with the future King Edward VII, son of Victoria. In the gardens are some unique buildings we can still admire. The special constructions are called victorian follies. In the garden are many species of rare plants from different parts of the world. This villa hosted many illustrious people of the time, helping to launch the name of Taormina.

Teatro Greco Romano

With its 2500 years of history, from this stupendous theater carved into the rock you can glimpse the bay of Giardini Naxos and on the right you can admire the majestic Mount Etna standing 3330 meters high in all its power. During the summer, concerts, films and dances are held in the theater to brighten up your evenings. The theater is open during the day from sunrise to sunset, and is a sight not to be missed.

Isola Bella

The history of this island includes the passage of famous people all dedicated to divulge its beauty, including Baron Von Gloden Wihelm, Goethe, Byron, Dillon, Geleng and many others. Ferdinand the Bourbon who donated it to the City of Taormina, who later sold it to Miss Trevelyan who built a small house and introduced the first exotic essences. The island passed to the keeper Don Cesare, who sold it to a Lo Turco family who in turn ceded it to the family Bosurgi. Today it is a nature reserve.

Scalinata Naumachie

This crowded staircase leads to the main street, where you'll find shops, bars and restaurants.

Madonna della Rocca

Built in the twelfth century and restored in the 1600s,the small church is so named because it was built into the rock. Legend has it that one day a shepherd boy trying to protect his flock went into a cave. In the glow of a lightning strike, he saw a lady with a baby in her arms....

Castello Saraceno

The castle is located on top of the mountain overlooking Taormina. Its position, together with the other castle which is located in Castelmola, served as an observation point for sea and land traffic. It was refortified during the Saracen period and later by the Normans with the walls that you can see today. The walls rise to about 4 meters. A collapse destroyed part of the internal structures, of which remains today a tower with a cistern for collecting water. The castle can be reached

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