Taormina Holidays

Nestled on the east coast of Sicily, Taormina dazzles with its blend of natural beauty and rich culture. From its breath-taking panoramic views of the Ionian Sea to its historic landmarks, the town promises to fulfil every longing for a tranquil Mediterranean experience.

Taormina caters to travellers of all tastes, with attractions ranging from ancient ruins and picturesque neighbourhoods to delectable Sicilian cuisine. With its warm and inviting climate and an array of family-friendly activities, the town assures you’ve chosen the perfect location for a memorable holiday.

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Things to See and Do

In Taormina, the fusion of ancient culture and ceaseless beauty makes it a vibrant tourist hub for all. Whether you have a keen interest in history, or you wish to simply absorb the picturesque landscape, Taormina has you covered. Let us delve into a few of the treasures the town has in store for you.

Immerse in the beauty of Piazza IX Aprile

Located in the heart of Taormina, the famous Piazza IX Aprile offers a seamless blend of culture and stunning views. Pause to admire the historic clock tower, and get a taste of local life at the nearby cafes and restaurants, all whilst soaking up the panoramic views.

Wander the charming streets of Porta Catania

Let the picturesque streets and historic buildings of this delightful neighbourhood transport you back in time. There’s plenty to engage families, whether exploring ancient ruins, visiting beautiful beaches, or immersing in local culture through food and festivals.

Explore the grandeur of Palazzo Corvaja

This historic palace in Taormina offers an awe-inspiring experience. Marvel at the majestic architecture, learn about its rich history, or just gaze out at the mesmerising panorama of the Mt. Etna and the Ionian Sea.

Take in the stunning views from Taormina Botanical Gardens

Home to a stunning variety of plant life, the gardens offer marvellous views of the town and the surrounding sea, making it a must-visit location for nature lovers.

Revel in the majesty of the Ancient Theatre of Taormina

Famously used as a location for the film 'The Godfather Part III', the Theatre is now a cultural hub hosting concerts, theatre performances, and film festivals.

Food and Drink

Sicily has the reputation as a gourmet paradise, and Taormina, with its fusion of distinctive flavours and heavenly aromas, does not disappoint. The town has an abundance of restaurants offering authentic Italian cuisine that gives your taste buds a thrill.

Feast on Arancini

Popular amongst locals, these crisp, deep-fried rice balls, filled with a meaty ragu or mozzarella and ham, are available in nearly all local Sicilian bakeries and pizzerias in Taormina.

Sip the refreshing Granita

Cool down on a warm Taormina day with a traditional Sicilian granita – a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various flavourings. Locally, the granita is often served with a sweet brioche – a perfect match!

Try the divine Cannoli

This world-renowned Sicilian dessert is a tube of crisp dough, fried and then filled with sweet, creamy ricotta cheese. Often served with a dusting of icing sugar, it's a heavenly treat that melts in your mouth.

Enjoy the Chilled Etna Rosé Wine

End your day in Taormina with a glass of exquisite Etna Rosé. Sip and savour the taste of ripe cherries and strawberries, accentuated by a remarkable mineral undertone, as you marvel at the rich hues of the setting sun.

Indulge in Caponata

This traditional Sicilian dish is a mix of eggplant, celery, and a sweet-and-sour sauce named agrodolce. Its unique taste is sure to captivate your taste buds.

Destination Essentials

Taormina, with its persistent beauty, can be visited at any time of the year. However, if pleasant weather and a host of family-friendly activities are on your list, then spring and early summer months, from April to June, make for the best time to visit Taormina.

These months boast an inviting average temperature of 20-25 degrees Celsius (68-77 degrees Fahrenheit), perfect for an outing with your family. Avoid July and August as temperatures can reach up to 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) and the town tends to get crowded. Consider the beautiful beaches, historical landmarks, and the captivating Taormina Botanical Gardens to elevate your family's holiday experience in Taormina.

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