Taormina at Leonida House

Taormina, where the sea meets the sky and love is in the air and its narrow alleys hide secrets of the past, caressed by the Mediterranean breeze

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Why choose us and Taormina for your holidays

Taormina is a perfect destination for those looking for a romantic getaway or simply an unforgettable adventure. With its breathtaking panorama of Mount Etna and the crystalline sea of the Mediterranean, Taormina offers a unique experience of natural beauty. Furthermore, the ancient city is full of history and culture, with ancient theatres, churches and palaces testifying to its historical richness. Its charming historic center is a maze of narrow alleys and cobbled squares, where you can explore the local boutiques, restaurants and bars. In summary, Taormina is a lovely place that offers a perfect balance between relaxation, adventure and culture, making it an ideal choice for your next holiday.

What to see in Taormina and its surroundings

In Taormina there are many attractions to visit and activities to do. Here are some of the main ones:

  1. Teatro Antico: This ancient Roman theatre, built in the 3rd century BC, offers a spectacular view of the coast and Mount Etna.teatroAnticoThe Ancient Theater of Taormina is an ancient Roman theater located in the Sicilian city of Taormina. It was built in the 3rd century BC. and remodeled in the imperial era. The theatre, which can seat up to 15,000 spectators, was used for plays, gladiatorial games and public ceremonies.  Over the centuries, the theater    suffered numerous damages due to earthquakes and invasions, but it was also restored and reused at different times in history. In the 19th century, the Ancient Theater was discovered by archaeologists and restored, becoming one of the main places of interest in Taormina.   Today, the Teatro Antico is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Sicily, attracting tourists from all over the world to admire its privileged position overlooking the coast and the sea, as well as to enjoy open-air performances. It is a place that combines ancient architectural beauty with the surrounding nature, making it a unique experience for visitors.

  2. Corso Umberto: This lively pedestrian street is the heart of the historic center of Taormina. Here you can find shops, restaurants and bars overlooking the main square.

  3. Isola Bella: This small island with a sandy beach and crystal clear sea can also be reached on foot from the coast  On the island there are several activities to do, such as swimming, sunbathing, snorkelling or just relaxing on the beach. Furthermore, there are small bars and restaurants where you can taste the dishes of Sicilian cuisine and sip a refreshing cocktail. isolabellaIsola Bella is a charming and romantic place, perfect for couples looking for adventures and adventures. Furthermore, it offers the possibility to discover the beauties of the Sicilian coast and the sea, taking a boat trip or exploring the seabed. In summary, Isola Bella is an oasis of peace and beauty that should not be missing from your list of attractions to visit in Taormina.

  4. Church of San Giuseppe: This 17th-century Baroque church houses breathtaking frescoes and artwork. chiesaSanGiuseppeIt was built in the 18th century and stands out for its baroque style with rococo and neoclassical elements. The facade of the church is adorned with statues, columns and stone decorations, while the interior is adorned with frescoes, stuccos and a marble altar. The church is particularly known for its privileged position on a hill, from which it is possible to enjoy a spectacular view of the city of Taormina and the sea. This elevated position makes the Church of San Giuseppe an ideal place to watch the sunsets and admire the surrounding panorama.

  5. Municipal Park: This public garden offers panoramic views of the coast and Mount Etna.

  6. Calatabiano Castle: This old medieval castle offers a panoramic view of the coast and the sea. Calatabiano Castle is a medieval fortification located near Taormina, Sicily. It was built in the 13th century to protect the coast from Saracen and pirate raids. The castle consists of a cylindrical tower and a series of walls that extend over the surrounding hill. Calatabiano Castle is one of the few remaining examples of medieval military architecture in Sicily and represents an important historical and cultural treasure for the region. The elevated position of the castle offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the coast and the sea, making it an ideal place to watch the sunset or to take a walk in the fresh air. In addition to its architectural beauty, the Calatabiano Castle is also a place of historical and cultural interest. It was the scene of important historical events, such as the battles between the Norman and Swabian forces, and today houses numerous finds and testimonies of its long history. In summary, Calatabiano Castle is an unmissable attraction for history and architecture enthusiasts, as well as for those seeking an authentic and immersive experience in Sicilian culture.

  7. Etna Park: this natural park offers the possibility to explore the highest vulcan in Europe, Etna, and to enjoy spectacular views of the coast. The Etna Park is a protected area located in the Sicilian region of the province of Catania, which includes the famous volcano Etna. The park, established in 1987, covers an area of more than 31,000 hectares and encompasses a wide range of landscapes, from lowlands to the highest peaks of the volcano. Etna is an active volcano and represents one of the park's most popular attractions. Guided excursions are available to explore the area around the crater, where it is possible to observe the lava flow flowing from the slopes of the volcano. Additionally, the park is home to many caves, underground craters, and other fascinating geological formations making it a great place for geology and nature enthusiasts. In addition to its geological importance, the Etna Park is also an important place of naturalistic and cultural interest. There are many endemic animal and plant species that live only in the area, including rare species of birds and plants. Furthermore, the park also hosts many cultural activities, such as food and wine events, open-air theater performances and guided tours to discover the history and traditions of the area. In summary, the Etna Park is a unique and fascinating place that offers an unforgettable experience for all those who love nature, culture and adventure.

These are just some of the many treasures that Taormina has to offer. There are many other attractions to discover and activities to do, from exploring the surrounding beaches to trekking in the nearby mountains.

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