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Via Leonardo Da Vinci, 60, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
A scenic 60-minute drive up the coast from Catania, the picturesque town of Taormina overlooks stunning beaches and the Ionian Sea from its hilltop perch. You can enjoy an incredible view of Mt. Etna from the ancient Greek Theater and visit...
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Via del Teatro Greco, 1, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
Sicily’s second-largest ancient theater offers a commanding view of the Ionian Sea with Mt. Etna smoldering in the background. Though originally carved from the mountainside during the Hellenistic period, Romans contributed new construction around...
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Via Nazionale, 98039 Mazzarò, Taormina ME, Italy
Taormina is one of the most romantic places I have visited and the beach at Lido La Pigna was not to be missed. I had always wanted to sit on the beach in a cool rented chair, people watching by a gorgeous cliff face. This is the place to do it -...
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98030 Castelmola ME, Italy
High in the mountain above Taormina, a similar village appears, without the crush of tourists. Castelmola is a beautiful little place with chessboard paving, tiny artisanal shops, and peaceful bars dotted throughout the network of courtyards and...
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Via Strabone, 2, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
For a satisfying Sicilian snack, order a selection of arancini from this unassuming bakery, just a few minutes’ walk from the Piazza Duomo. These deep-fried rice balls—made with a variety of fillings, including molten cheese, pesto and eggplant—...
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Via Naumachia, 3, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
If you’re looking to take home some quintessential Sicilian flavors, stop in at Delizie del Tonno, which specializes in locally made tuna products, such as tuna pate. However, you’ll also find a wealth of local treats at this shop, like Sicilian...
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Via Teatro Greco, 34, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
Ceramics have long had a place in the Sicilian art scene, thanks to the unique local clay. At Ceramiche Farano, on the road to the Greek Theater, you’ll find a great selection of locally made pottery, from serving platters to decorative pieces,...
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Via di Giovanni, 43, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
Cool down from an afternoon in the Mediterranean sun with fresh and fruity granita served in the traditional Sicilian way alongside pillowy brioche buns. Bam Bar is a local favorite for this sorbetlike treat, offering around two dozen seasonal...