Perched on a hill overlooking the Ionian Sea (at 205 meters above the sea level), Taormina is a pretty and charming town located on the east cost of Sicily, about halfway between Messina and Catania.
Taormina is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sicily. It is also called “the Pearl of the Mediterranean” because offers visitors breathtaking views of Mount Etna, Europe’s largest and most active volcano, the bay of Giardini Naxos and the coastline of Calabria, the mainland.
Over the years, the town became most popular because has welcomed many famous personalities including Wilhelm II of Germany, the writers Goethe, D. H. Lawrence, Oscar Wilde, Truman Capote and several visits by celebrities of the calibre of Greta Garbo and Elizabeth Taylor.
Taormina Tours – Holiday in Sicily
In May 2017 Taormina hosted the Summit of the Heads of State and of Government of the G7, the group of most industrialized economies, plus the European Union.
Whether you base yourself in Taormina during your holiday on Sicily island or allocate a day in your itinerary to visit this town, here are 3 of our top things to do in Taormina that will fascinate you.