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Our 24th wedding anniversary saw us flying off to Sicily , heading to Taormina for 5 nights...and what a view as we headed into Catania airport. There was Mount Etna glistening in the late afternoon sun with her winter snow coat and not a cloud in sight. A perfect way to start our trip to Taormina. We enjoyed more magical views of Etna from Taormina, especially from the Greek theatre - there's no escaping its presence.

5 day Itinerary

Mon. night arrival
Tues - explore Taormina theatre and town in the morning. Afternoon cable-car down to Taormina Mare and Isola Bella
Wed. 9.45am bus to Castemola walk back down via mountain track and over to Madonna della Rocca - stages of cross path down to Taormina
Thurs Etna Round trip - takes in Alcantra Gorge, Radazzo and road up to Etna.
Fri - local bus to Messina - long way out via coastal towns and short way back on the autostrada. Stop in Giardini Naxos on the way back.
Sat. - bus to Catania - city sightseeing tour with little train and then on foot. Overnight in hotel
Sun. stroll to local markets and to take in Marathon events before heading to airport

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:God time to vist Taormina
  • Cons:coastal areas virtually closed in low season
  • Last visit to Taormina: Mar 2009
  • Intro Updated Aug 20, 2009
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  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2009 at 5:31 PM

    We loved Sicily, didn't stay in Taormina but visited on a very crowded day in June. A cinema screen blocked the view from the theatre but that from the terrace of the Wunderbar was stunning. Would love to return at a quieter time as you did.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2009 at 5:24 AM

    Great page! We visited Taormina for 1 day in Summer, 2008. Your page makes me long to return to savor the views which seem to be everywhere! Sylvia

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2009 at 1:59 AM

    Reading your page brought back many wonderful memories of Taormina. Glad you enjoyed your visit! Your hotel seams a good choice. We slept in a camping and it was fun as well :)

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2009 at 3:04 AM

    very nice page sandy. sicily is one of my must visit places in europe and hopefully i will get there before too long.

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2009 at 4:13 PM

    Stunning weather, architecture and not a bad little mountain either!

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2009 at 10:15 AM

    Wow what a perfect destination for your anniversary :-)) And you had such a good weather! I love the Palazzo Corvaja, it looks like Venezia :-) And this fountain is also soo cute!


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