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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Historic Site
“The Greek Theatre of Taormina is the most fascinating historical monument of the “pearl of the Ionian Sea”. It is one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions, so that Johann Wolfgang Goethe in his famous “Journey to Italy” wrote: “No theater audience has never had such a sight in front of him.” The greek-Roman theater is divided into three parts: the scene, the orchestra and the auditorium. The scene, which is in front of the auditorium, is the place where the actors acted. According to the experts’ reconstruction, this part was decorated with two rows of columns, one facing the other. The scene has also three large arched openings at a symmetric distance one another, and six niches placed three on the right and three on the left of the central arch. On the scene there are the remains of six column bases and four Corinthian columns that were raised after 1860. The auditorium is formed by a series of steps starting from the bottom and climbing upward, spreading up to the summit, where spectators were seated. The orchestra is the lowest level of the whole theatre. This space was intended for musicians who played during the performance. Dug directly in the hard rock of Mount Tauro, in the third century BC, it could accommodate thousands of sitting spectators. It is known that the Greeks architects used to build their most important buildings as if Nature could be part of them. The natural scenery was integrated with the architecture of the theatre, like light and air insinuated between the columns of a greek temple.The theatre shape could allow a perfect listening from any area of the auditorium. In the late imperial period, the theatre was adapted for gladiatorial games. With the fall of the West then, everything came to a end. The marbles were removed and so the monumental columns. Only after the end of the war, some sections of the original construction were completed by a great work of restoration.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Island
“Many steps up and down. But the most lovely bay of all Taormina area. Visit the small and enchanting mysterious museum above the island. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
  • 12 Experiences
Italian Restaurant
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“the Greek theater it's a beautiful place were you can enjoy festival during the week ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Hotel
“Half-away between Catania and Messina lies the picturesque, waterside town of Taormina. It’s situated at elevation, which makes for some splendid views over the water, and has a few pleasant beaches down below (ask for “Isola Bella” in Taormina beach area). A not-to-be-missed attraction is the ancient Greco-Roman theater.”
  • 254 locals recommend
  • 27 Experiences
Cocktail Bar
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“Lounge Bar raffinato per trascorre piacevoli dopo cena in compagnia di buona musica ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Night Club
“restaurant with an amazing view on the Bay of Naxos! Don't forget to enjoy clubbing at La Giara after your dinner.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
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“Not the only place in town where to try the local speciality GRANITA , but probably the most picturesque. Granita is an ancient way to reinterpret gelato and don’t forget is a Sicilian breakfast too. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Park
“One of the best scenic views you have ever seen in your entire life from this town gardens, especially at sunset.”
  • 24 locals recommend
History Museum
“Palazzo Corvaja is a medieval Sicilian palace, dating from the 10th century. Built by the Arabs and takes it name from the Corvaja family.”
  • 9 locals recommend
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Italian Restaurant
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“For when you need a very good restaurant with a very good selection of wines. Not a cheap place, but definitely worth the effort! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Establishment
“Con la funivia che si trova a soli 200 metri dall’appartamento, collega , La zona balneare Isolabella direttamente al centro di Taormina ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Sublocality
“You can reach it whit the cable way or by foot through the steps that begins after the cable way and runs along the football field. By bus: you can take the bus at the bus stop after Porta Messina (50 meters on the right). Mazzarò beach is a nice bay with wonderful colors and restaurants around.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Un angolo di Paradiso , una piccola terrazza su una minuscola insenatura da sogno, situata fuori dai soliti giri turistici , incastonata in un paradiso baciato dalle splendide acque del mar ionio. La trattoria “ Il Barcaiolo” ritaglio da cartolina d'epoca: il mare, le barche dei pescatori, i tavolini, e come tetto un canneto e la vite rampicante. Eppure siamo in una località tra le più famose del mondo: Taormina, spiaggia di Mazzarò. Ricavato nelle vecchie rimesse per le barche dei pescatori, questa trattoria è tutta all'aperto (sono pochissimi i tavoli interni) in una terrazza sul mare che guarda la baia di Mazzarò. La trattoria “ Il Barcaiolo” trova la sua naturale semplice ma più che mai ricercata cucina tipica siciliana. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Pullman da e per l'aeroporto di Catania e altre località. E' a 5 minuti a piedi da Space is Luxury.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“One of the tourist hotspots with a lot of little shops and 'isola bella beach' in summer pretty crowded but still very nice ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
“One of the most outstanding beaches in the world, Isola Bella, . also known as The Pearl of the Ionian Sea, presents a narrow path that often connects the island to the beach and has some species rare”
  • 12 locals recommend