Taormina Travel Guide

Culture and tourism

Just south of Taormina is the Isola Bella, a nature reserve; and further south, situated beside a bay, is the popular seaside resort of Giardini Naxos. Tours of the Capo Sant' Andrea grottos are also available.

The village of Taormina is perched on a cliff overlooking the Ionian sea. Besides the ancient Greek theatre, it has many old churches, lively bars, fine restaurants, and antique shops. Taormina is approximately a forty-five minute drive away from Europe's largest active volcano, Mount Etna.

Icelandic writer Halldór Laxness, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1955, wrote most of his first novel, Vefarinn mikli frá Kasmír ("The Great Weaver from Kashmir"), in Taormina which he then praised highly in his book of autobiographical essays, Skáldatími ("The Time of the Poet", 1963).

Between 1948 and 1999 the English writer Daphne Phelps lived in the Casa Cuseni designed and built by Robert Hawthorn Kitson in 1905, and entertained various friends including Bertrand Russell, Roald Dahl, and Tennessee Williams.


source: Wikipedia

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    Teatro Antico Di

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  • Grand Hotel Timeo

    Grand Hotel Timeo is among the top, finest places to stay in Taormina. Perfectly found in close proximity to Koh-I-Noor Jewelry, Greek Amphitheater (Teatro Greco) and Pub...

  • Villa Angela

    Villa Angela is one of the top, finest places to lodge in Taormina. Beautifully placed in close proximity to Castillo de Castelmola, Italian Opera Taormina and Mocambo Ba...

  • Hotel Villa Ducale

    Hotel Villa Ducale is one of the ideal, finest places to remain in Taormina. Perfectly placed close to Castillo de Castelmola, Bar San Giorgio and Sicily Life Tours, Hote...

  • El Jebel

    El Jebel is among the best, finest places to remain in Taormina. Beautifully positioned close to SunnySicily, Bar Turrisi and Chiesa di San Nicolo di Bari, El Jebel is un...

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