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Taormina, the pearl of the Ionio
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Taormina is known for its architectural beauty framed by the lush Mediterranean vegetation. Its climate is mild all year round. The sea kissed by the sun and the majestic mountain Etna, will give you a special welcome. 
Walking around the picturesque town, you’ll be absorbed by unforgettable scents, colors and flavors .... 
You  can choose to spend your free time among shopping, culture, events, nightlife, nature, sea, sports and excursions. 


For the shoppers: plenty of high fashion jewelry with tiny gold and silver handicrafts, antiques, design clothes shops, gift shops, and much more. If you like nature, you can: visit the public gardens “Villa Comunale” to explore the luxuriant  vegetation of the Mediterranean, with its rare plantsIf you want to relax sunbathing or spending your time on the beach, in the south of Taormina, reachable by car or cablecar, lies the famous Isola Bella, a small island connected to the mainland by a thin strip of sand. Other beautiful and  large beaches are: Spisone Mazzeo, the Bay of Giardini Naxos and Letojanni Sport lovers can: horse riding, diving, windsurfing, hang gliding, fishing, and playing golf, tennis, For  those people who love the night:  many lounge bars, pubs and disco. 


Also, every summer,  Taormina offers a calendar full of cultural events for all ages, in the wonderful setting of the Ancient Theatre, and a famous  Festival dedicated to music, from symphonies to rock, dance and drama, with famous artists from all over the world.

 

For the gourmets, food and wine tours to suit all tastes. In Taormina, which has an ideal geographical position between the earth and the sea, you can taste meat or fish surrounded by fragrant vegetables cooked according to the traditional Sicilian cuisine. Prestigious wineries, will open their doors for you to taste the finest local wines.

 

Gastronomic Suggestions and Winery: granita and brioche, pasta norma style, pasta with sardines, pasta with cuttlefish, swordfish and blue fish, chops, parmigiana, caponata, ratatouille, cannoli ... Nero d'Avola, the Almond wine)

 

Farther excursions: Monreale and Palermo (270 km), the Aeolian Islands (130 km), Syracuse (120 km), Etna (60 km), Agrigento (210 km), Piazza Armerina (140 km) Caltagirone (130 km) Nearby: 25 km far is the Alcantara River Park, famous for its gorges, fashioned into the rock by geological phenomena. 3 km far is Castelmola ancient city, built to protect Taormina, where you can enjoy a spectacular view, and don’t forget to visit the "special" Bar Turrisi once there!