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... on a hillside, 206 metres above sea level with Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe, and one of the most active in the world, towering in the distance behind the town. One of the most impressive sites in Taormina is the ancient Greek theatre. Built in the Greek style, however, the theatre dates back to Roman times (they think a renovation was performed later, transforming the theatre from a Roman styled theatre to a Greek styled ...
... I didn’t visit Murano.
For everything that it had going for it, Venice didn’t do it for me. Perhaps it was because I felt like I was on the sets of movie that would be dismantled when I left. Perhaps because the attitude of the tourist environment was a slap on the face after the cocoon Marche wrapped me in. Perhaps the city reserves its soul for those in the companionship of a lover and perhaps its tangible treasures- its architecture, culture and art- can only ...
... steep gullies, unending citrus orchards, some paddocks of artichoke, olive groves, 3 huge gas plants, sea sometimes in the distance, generally fairly unprepossessing. We arrived in Modica where Francesca, our airbnb host, meets us and drives us 'home' to Scicli. She is lovely, mother of 9 yr old twin girls, husband an architect;she gives us a little guided tour as we approach, clearly taking pride in this little jewel in SE Sicily not far from, ...
... town you stop at on the way to somewhere else.... We found Santo's dad's house and walked to the piazza. We were obviously a topic of conversation for the locals whom we are sure don't see may tourists. It was a boiling hot day and the town offered little relief from the heat due to it's lack of greenery. Nevertheless, a cute place to stroll around before stopping for what has probably been our best granita to date, and the obligatory glass of wine....
... s theater could seat 5000. The orchestra is the location in front for the chorus (15 people for tragedy and 24 for comedy), which was predominantly a dancing group. The skene -- was a stage building, probably a colonnade, palace or similar backdrop with the stage in front of it.
The Greek theater was a sacred area and means of popular education. It served to honor Dionysus, god of the afterlife as well as theater and wine. In the winter and spring ...
Other places to stay in Taormina
Via Nazionale 105, Taormina | 4 star hotelfrom $269
- Enchanteur et haut de gamme !
- Awesome hotel
Via Madonna delle Grazie 3, Taormina | 4 star hotelfrom $327
- Fantastic stay at the Monte Tauro
- Not up to scratch!
- Selective information.....
Piazza San Domenico 5, Taormina | 5 star hotelfrom $401
- Gorgeous gardens, beautiful public rooms, disappointing bedrooms
- Wonderful and unique - like staying in a living museum
Via Teatro Greco 59, Taormina | 5 star hotelfrom $849
- Stunning service, views and rooms
- An oasis at the end of a long vacation
- Grand Prices, Grand View but no Grand Hotel
189 Via Nazionale, Taormina | 4 star hotelfrom $182
Bagnoli Croci 75, Taormina | 4 star hotelfrom $237
- Excellent location, staff rude and disapointing food
- Great Hotel, Not So Great Staff!
- Excellent hotel and excellent staff
Via Nazionale 147, Taormina | 5 star hotelfrom $269
Via Bagnoli Croci, 79, Taormina | 3 star hotelfrom $245
- Villa Belvedere - rude, arrogant, inhospitable
- Lovely hotel with beautiful views
- Terrific situation
Via Pirandello, 50, Taormina | 5 star hotelfrom $352
- Un vero 5 stelle lusso!
- Wunderbares San Pietro
- Superhotel in guter Lage
Via Guardiola Vecchia, 27 , Taormina | 4 star hotelfrom $187
- Great Hotel
- Fab Holiday
- Fantastic hotel, town and island
Via Nazionale,161, Taormina | 5 star hotelfrom $367
Via Bagnoli Croce 92, Taormina | 4 star hotelfrom $166
- Fabulous break
- Food dreadful, but stunning views
- Bristol Park Hotel August 2003
Via Don Bosco 10, Taormina | 2 star hotelfrom $90
Via Nazionale 107/A, Taormina | 5 star hotelfrom $306
Via Dietro Cappuccini, 10, Taormina | 3 star hotelfrom $100
Via Circonvallazione, 61, Taormina | 4 star hotelfrom $151
Via Bagnoli Croce 1, Taormina | 4 star hotelfrom $193
- A great hotel
- Only ok; lots of steps
- Good View But...
Via Nazionale 114, Taormina | 3 star hotelfrom $111
Via Leonardo da Vinci 83, Taormina | 3 star hotelfrom $96
Via Dietro Cappuccini, Taormina | 2 star hotelfrom $97
Via Toselli 8, Taormina | 4 star hotelfrom $167
- Excellent location - good hotel
- Price is not in proportion to quality offered
- Super hotel and location
Via Guardiola Vecchia, 34-37, Taormina | 4 star hotelfrom $195
- Fabulous small hotel with great service and views
- Lovely hotel;great location;teriffic views
- Breathtaking views
Via L Pirandello 60, Taormina | 3 star hotelfrom $171
- Fantastic Place to stay!
- A great stay at the Bel Soggiorno
- We would happily return to Bel Soggiorno
Piazzale Della Funivia, Taormina | 3 star hotelfrom $113
Via Madonna delle Grazie 9, Taormina | 4 star hotelfrom $86