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- Church of San Domenico
- Taormina Cable Car
- Cathedral of Taormina
- Greek Theatre
- Spisone Beach
- Lido Mazzaro
- Taormina Archaeological Museum
- Monte Tauro
- Palazzo dei Congressi
- Palazzo dei Duchi di Santo Stefano
- Taormina Roman Odeon
- Parco Duca di Cesaro
- Piazza IX April
- Museum of Art and Popular Traditions
- Porta Catania
- Badia Vecchia
- Palazzo Corvaja
- Saraceno Castle
- Sanctuary of Madonna della Rocca
Best hotels in Taormina
The rugged coastal town of Taormina is one of the jewels of Sicily's Ionian Coast, filled with spectacular scenery and Greco-Roman treasures. Every summer,travelers flock to Taormina to enjoy its sunny beaches and tour monuments to the past like the majestic Teatro Greco, which features breathtaking views of the nearby Mount Etna. Taormina is a tourist mecca, which means hotel rooms can sometimes be quite expensive. Hotels.com,a leader in online hotel booking, helps travelers find quality hotels at affordable rates. Travelers can visit Hotels.com and after answering a few simple questions, Hotels.com's customized search engine will find dozens of Taormina hotels, many at deeply discounted prices. Hotels.com allows travelers to further refine their search based on prices, which is ideal for both budget and luxury travelers. Hotels.com also guarantees travelers quality accommodations. Hotels.com's certified guest review program offers travelers honest and accurate feedback from previous hotel guests. Hotels.com's website has pictures of each of the Taormina hotels, so travelers will know exactly what their room looks likes before they arrive for a vacation at one of Sicily's premier destinations.
What's Taormina Like
Taormina is beautifully situated between the rugged cliffs of Monte Tauro and the deep blue waters of the Ionian sea. Artists and writers like Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and D.H. Lawrence have flocked here since ancient times, when the Greeks established a colony in Taormina. There are still many Greek ruins in Taormina, but the most illustrious is the Teatro Greco, an open-air theater dating from the 3rd century B.C. that offers breathtaking views of Mount Etna, the Ionian coastline, and Taormina's rooftops. The medieval fortress, Castello Saraceno, is a 20 minute walk from Taormina, but travelers who make the journey are rewarded with imposing views of the surrounding countryside. Taormina offers many well preserved Renaissance palazzi, including the lava and limestone facade of the Palazzo Corvaja, which houses Taormina's tourist office and a collection of folk art. Taormina's main attractions are its beaches, which sun-worshiping tourists flock to each summer. A small pebble beach called the Taormina Mare is often crowded, but it is worth a visit, especially for the spectacular cable-car ride down to the ocean. Travelers can take a break from the bustling beaches by strolling through the lovely public gardens of the Villa Communale. The ornamental pavilions and fountains were designed by Scottish native Florence Trevelyan Cacciola, who immigrated to Taormina in 1889.
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Sicilian sweets (think cannoli) are among Italy's great culinary treasures. Travelers with a sweet-tooth can satisfy their cravings at Taormina's pasticcerias by sampling some of Taormina's famous marzipan. The delectable almond sweets usually come in two varieties: prickly pear, known as fico d'India, is a Sicilian staple. Many pasticcerias also offer frutta martorana, which are the more traditional fruit shaped candies. Traveling, just like purchasing sweets, can be a spur of the moment decision. At Hotels.com, we also offers a free smartphone app for on-the-go travelers. The app puts dozens of Taormina hotels at travelers fingertips so they can book a room even if they are already vacationing elsewhere in Sicily. App users can save up to 50 percent on selected hotels, plus the app allows travelers to keep their reservations on their phone so there's no more awkward fumbling at the hotel's front desk or even worse, losing the all important paperwork on the journey to Taormina.
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