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Introduction

Amphitheatre, Taormina

Amphitheatre, Taormina

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Taormina, along with Agrigento, Siracusa and Monreale is considered one of Sicily's greatest gems. Rightly so for it presents unsurpassed views of exotic flowers, a splendid ancient amphitheatre, a picturesque coast and mountains including the Etna volcano all at the same time. Not surprisingly it is not one of the cheaper places to stay; indeed you may prefer to stay at Naxos down below on the coast and visit Taormina from there, using the funicular.

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Sights and Activities

  • Greek amphitheatre, most of whose features are actually of Roman design
  • Castle
  • Palazzo Santo Stefano
  • The Duomo (Cathedral), 13th century
  • Palazzo Corvaja
  • Baroque fountain
  • Church of San Domenico

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Getting There

By Plane

Catania-Fontanarossa International Airport near Catania is the closest airport. See the Catania article for details about airlines and destinations.

By Bus

Interbus has buses to Catania (1,5 hours).

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Eat

La Bouganville, Via Bagnoli Croci 88.

taormina coast

taormina coast

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
B&B Baglio delle RoseVia delle Rose, 44 Macchia di Giarre-Taormina (CT)Guesthouse-
B&B CasabellaVia Circumvallazione 77 RipostoGuesthouse85
B&B Don DiegoVia Don Diego 63 LinguaglossaGuesthouse-
Casa OlimpiaVia Olimpia, 29 – Giarre CataniaGuesthouse88
Gianni House47 Via Pergusa Giardini NaxosGuesthouse88
Hotel MarabelVia Musumeci, 29 Sant Alessio SiculoHotel83
I MastrazziVia Largo Bagni , 4 RipostoGuesthouse84
La PalmaVia Torino 4Apartment-
Taormina's OdysseyTrav. A di Via G. MartinoHostel79
Isoco GuesthouseVia Branco, 2Guesthouse92
Hotel Villa CaterinaVia Nazionale 155aHotel-
President Hotel SplendidVia Cappuccini, 10Hotel86
Park Hotel OasiVia Spiaggia 189/AHotel-
Villa SchiticchiuVia NazionaleGuesthouse-
Casale di Caterina B&BContrada MastrissaGuesthouse-
Hotel Federico IIVia M.Baracca, 2Hotel-
Appartamenti TaorminaPiazza Sant'Antonio, 1Apartment-
Villa SoniaVia Porta Mola, 9 Castelmola Taormina (Messina)Hotel-
Hotel Bel SoggiornoVia Pirandello 60Hostel-
Verde Mare B&BVia Stracina, 12Guesthouse-
Etna Snow&SeaVia Difesa 97 Piedimonte EtneoGUESTHOUSE-
La Terra dei SogniVia Catania Messina, 14 C.da GonaGuesthouse-
Lucia's HouseVia Mazzini 64 Nizza di SiciliaGuesthouse-
Jonic Hotel MazzaròVia Nazionale SS114, 224Hotel-
Villa ReginaLargo San Girgio, 98030 CastelmolaHotel93
Taormina City CenterVIa fazzello 6 TaorminaApartment80
B&B Casa RupilioVia CS Rupilio n 2GUESTHOUSE80
Hotel Eliseovia Consolare Valeria N°1 Giardini NaxosHotel85
Casa Vacanza Al BorgoLetojanniAPARTMENT-
Baia di NaxosViale Jannuzzo 27APARTMENT-
B&B RosangelaVia Francesco Atenasio, 28/CGUESTHOUSE85
Hostel TaorminaVia Circonvallazione, 13Hostel86
Hotel Calipso TaorminaVia Giovanni XXIII, 4Hotel-
Casa Vacanze Villa dei FioriVia Arancio 27 TrappitelloApartment-
Villa FlorestaVia Damiano Rosso 1Guesthouse-
B&B Villa AlmoeziaVia Rocca 12GUESTHOUSE-
Guesthouse Casa Vacanze Le CasetteVia Antonio GramsciAPARTMENT-
Villa Veronicavia di Francavilla SS185GUESTHOUSE87
Studio young travellers TaorminaVia antonio gramsci 8APARTMENT-
Villa GianninaVia Leonardo da Vinci 25GUESTHOUSE-
B&B DionisioVia Dionisio 3/AGUESTHOUSE-
Suite City Center TaorminaCorso Umberto n° 231APARTMENT-
Apartment City Center TaorminaCostantino Patricio 18APARTMENT-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Almost all towns and cities in Italy have internet cafes. A growing number of budget hostels and nicer hotels have free Wifi. By law all public-access internet points must keep records of web sites viewed by customers, and even the customer's ID: expect to be refused access if you don't provide identification. Hotels providing Internet access are not required to record IDs if the connection is provided in the guest's room, although if the connection is offered in the main public hall then IDs are required. Publicly available wireless access without user identification is illegal, so open Wi-Fi hotspots (like the ones you might expect to find in a mall or cafée) all have some form of (generally one-time) registration.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The main networks are TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile, part of Telecom Italia, formerly state controlled), Vodafone, Wind, and 3 (only UMTS cellphones). Best advice is to buy a prepaid SIM card (from € 10 upwards) and a cheap mobile phone (€ 19 upwards) to put it in (if you don't have a cellphone already that you can use). It will be much more practical. All land line numbers start with 0. Mobile numbers start with 3. Numbers starting with 89 are high-fee services. In case of emergency call the appropriate number from the list below. Such calls are usually free and calls to 112, 113 (police), 115 (fire), 118 (health) can be made from payphones for free without the need of inserting coins. 112 (standard emergency number in GSM specification) can be dialed in any case for free from any mobile phone.

Post

Post Italiane is the national postal services of Italy and has quite an efficient network of postal offices and reliable postal services. Standard letters and postcards (up to 20 grams) cost €0.39 to send within Europe and the Mediterranean countries outside Europe and €0.41 to all other destinations throughout the country. Up to 50 grams, prices start at €0.52 for Europe, €0.62 for other areas. Packages start at €1.55 within Europe, and around €2.50 for other countries. Post office business hours in Italy are from 8:30am to 2:00pm from Monday to Friday, with closing times at Saturday and the last day of the month at 12 noon. In general, larger post offices in bigger cities and in tourist areas keep longer hours than those in local towns. Also note that business hours in the south might be different than the north, with longer hours at night, especially in summer! If you want to send packages you might try faster and more reliable/efficient private courier companies like TNT, UPS or DHL.

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Quick Facts

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 37.8530665
  • Longitude: 15.2879163

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