Goethe was right. We have the proof. When he arrived in Taormina on May 6, 1787, admiring the Greek Theatre of Taormina, he said: «Sitting down at the spot where formerly the uppermost spectators sat, you might confess that, probably, the public in a theatre had never had such a view».
Trust us: you shouldn’t miss the visit to discover this pearl in the Mediterranean, the land that enchanted literary men, nobility and artists in the nineteenth century. In it you’ll find parks, a beautiful little island, an old town and many attractive narrow streets.
Oldest and best preserved monument of Taormina, the Greek Theatre is located on a panoramic spot from which you can admire Etna and the Ionian Sea. The Greek Theatre, the second of Sicily for dimensions after that of Siracusa, has emerged on the international scene as unique and fascinating setting for awards and cultural events.
The main street of Taormina is dedicated to Umberto I of Savoy. Bordered by Porta Messina and Porta Catania, it shows buildings belonging to styles from different eras, from the Arabic to the Norman, from the Gothic to the Baroque.
Shopping lover? Corso Umberto is the right place for you, full of typical shops and boutique.
The Public Gardens were the private garden of the residence of an English noblewoman who lived in Taormina at the end of the nineteenth century and married the mayor of the city. Lady Florence Trevelyan had the park built as an english garden.
Donated in 1806 to the City of Taormina from Ferdinand I of Bourbon, the beauty and charm of Isola Bella have led it to be considered one of the symbols of Taormina. Along with "Villa Caronia", it is part of the Regional Natural Museum.
Esotic vegetation and clean sea. In summer or winter you should absolutely visit this little oasis.