Your travel guide to Taormina
Offering visitors an enchanting and historical destination on the coast of Sicily, Taormina is steeped in myths and legends. Venere.com is proud to be of service in providing an extensive range of affordable hotel accommodation in Taormina, a city whose dramatic cliff location overlooks the glittering Ionian Sea in the province of Messina. History and heritage buffs will be fascinated by the abundance of ancient sights, including the Greek theatre - an impressive monument attracting visitors from all over the world, and one of the most celebrated ruins of Sicily.
Nature lovers are in for a treat at the isola bella nature reserve, just south of Taormina, along with the Giardini Naxos seaside resort, the Cappo Sant’Andrea grottos and Europe’s largest active volcano, Mount Etna, just a 45-minute drive away.
Whatever you are looking for in a Taormina hotel, you are sure to find great accommodation deals through Venere.com, such as the superb value Villa Chiara, which is close to the main Corso Umberto street in the Porta Messina area. If you are looking for a luxury 5 star hotel in Taormina, then book the breathtakingly beautiful Mazzarò Sea Palace which overlooks the bay, or the San Domenico Hotel in Porta Catania , which was built around a monastery dating back to 1400.
Immerse yourself in the picturesque beauty of this memorable destination, as you explore the 13th century cathedral or Duomo, quaint antique shops and authentic bars and restaurants.
Taormina has attracted its fair share of artists, writers and philosophers, and inspired many creative masterpieces of film and literature. It also hosts numerous pop festivals, classical concerts and operas, often recorded for TV.
Arrival to Taormina by train is from Messina and Catania, and there are also regular buses. For flights, the nearest airport is Catania, and from there you can rent a car to this ancient city.
Whether you choose a Taormina self catering apartment or bed & breakfast, an elegant town house suite or pension, Venere.com recommends you award yourself a congratulatory glass of limoncello as you admire the spectacular views.