Taormina ‘the Mediterranean Pearl’, is sited on a natural terrace sheer above the sea.The Greek theatre is one of the most suggestive spots, sited on a fantastic position and dipped into the blooming nature of this land. It is hard to say if the audience, today as well as at that time, attend the performances without sustaining the fascination of the wonderful view that it is possible to admire from the ancient stalls. The view goes straight across the sea and reaches the Calabria coasts, the town of Siracusa and the Etna’s peak. In this peerless scenario a lot of cultural events take place like for example the significant international event of the Movie Festival.
Taormina is an ideal destination all year round, thanks to the mild climate and the touristic offer oriented to fun, relaxation and joie de vivre. It is recommended a walk in the Villa Comunale, that offers a typical Mediterranean maquis vegetation with a nice view sheer above the sea. The coast offers charming sandy beaches lapped by crystal-clear water: the ones of Giardini Naxos and Mazzarò are the most frequented. The beach of Isola Bella, in front of Capo Sant’ Andrea, is today a protected natural oasis. After spending the day at the beach you can go shopping in the workshops on the main street, where you can find everything – from pottery to jewels, from clothes to souvenirs – or you can have a rest, seating at the bar’s table taking a lemon slush served with a hot brioche or a typical cassata siciliana. Even the train station is a grate place to see.
The main food is, of course, fish: sardines, sword fish according to the best Sicilian tradition, but also eggplants, ricotta, olives and any good product that grows under the sun of this land.