This Taormina day tour will bring you discovering one of the most charming town in the world, characterised by the best climate in Europe, all through the year. Location of the city is strategically in a good place being close to Etna, Syracuse, Enna and Airport of Catania and close to Savoca and Forza d`Agro where was filmed scenes from famous film “Godfather”. Upon arrival we will visit the most impressive monument of Taormina: the Greco-Roman Theatre. It has the finest site of any theatre in the world and one of the most striking monuments of antiquity. We continue our walking tour to the Villa Comunale: the public gardens which are planted with a huge variety of flowering plants and shrubs ranging from the most common to the exotic, your guide will be able to describe you all the botanical curiosity.
Taormina is a charming old town with narrow streets, terraces, breathtaking sightseeing’s and architecture full of history. Although Greek- Roman Theatreis not the biggest one in Sicily, it has many vantages. The views that open from there to Etna, mountains and the crystal-clear sea of Giardini – Naxos and Isola Bella makes it one of the most valued sightseeing in all over Europe. Being close to the first Greek colony Giardini Naxos, Taormina has played an interesting roll in the history of the island, that goes back to the 8th century B.C. when ethnic group called Sicels inhabited Sicily, because they found Monte Tauro perfect strategic place to fight against the enemies. When Dionysius raised most important tyrant in Sicily he managed to conquer Taormina and Castelmola in 392 B.C. With Tyrant Andromaco who was the father of a famous historian Timeo, followed a splendour time in the history of Taormenion. Nowadays walking in the streets You can witness the history Yourself by discovering different names of Taormina hotels and streets, realising that citizens have tried to keep the happenings of the place in the memory of visitors. The city of Taormina has been accomplished during different centuries by Sicels, Greeks, Romans, Saracens, French, Spanish and Bourbons.
If you are looking for the best overview of all the pearls of Taormina and Giardini-Naxos You will find it in Madonna of the Rocks, the interesting inside the rock build church from 1621, who is known as well as second important saint of the city after St. Pancratius. Most interesting places to visit are of course The Greek-Roman Theatre, Public Gardens named as well “Duca di Cesaro” Gardens, Corvaja Palace, Piazza IX April, Theatre Odeon, Palace of Duke of St. Stephan, The Old Abbey, Ciampoli Mansion, San Domenico. When You are interested of churches you can choose between different centuries and architecture: The Cathedral, The Church of St. Augustine, St. Pancras church, St. Catherine church, St. George’s Anglican Church. In summertime it is possible to visit interesting concerts like example in a stage of Greek Roman Theatre have been concerts of Cure, Liza Minelli, Elton John, Pavarotti, etc… It has been the favourite holiday place to many famous persons starting from Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Friedrich Nietzsche and Otto Geleng and among others Rotchild family, Krupp, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor.