"Taormina - for relaxing pottering" Top 5 Page for this destination Taormina by SallyM
Taormina Travel Guide: 247 reviews and 658 photos
I have just been on my fourth visit to Taormina. It has not changed much since my first trip in 1995 (apart from the 'free WiFi' signs at various cafes and restaurants).
Stunning scenery, historic remains, beautiful gardens, delicious food and gelati to die for - no wonder I keep coming back!
There are very many eateries in Taormina, ranging from snack bars where you can pick up an arancino (Sicilian rice ball) or pizza relatively cheaply, to some very upmarket restaurants.
We established the 'swordfish scale' for evaluating the expensiveness of restaurants. Virtually all of them have grilled swordfish (pesce spada) on the menu, but prices range from around 12 euros to 20 and above. Down in Giardini Naxos, the scale goes down to 9 euros!
Taormina really comes to life at night. There's lots of strolling around, window shopping, listening to live music and eating gelati.
- Pros:Pretty, lots of pottering, great food
Giardini-Naxos is the next town along the cost from Taormina, in the direction of Catania. Unlike Taormina, it's down at... more travel advice
You have the choice of either walking up to Castelmola or taking the local bus. In the summer heat, I would recommend... more travel advice
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