Travel Blogs from Taormina
Wandering back through the older part of the hotel, we imagined what it would have been like to live here all those years ago. The building had massive ceilings and still contained many of the old original solid wood furniture.
Whilst a pre-dinner aperitif in the central courtyard would have been nice, it was time to explore the town.
It was bustling with many other tourists like us, well maybe ...
... from the public.
The Spanish Steps was a short walk away, again made popular to the world by Roman Holiday. The wide marble stairs lead dramatically from a fountain at its base to a duomo at its top from where great views of Rome can be had. I don’t recollect the historical significance of these steps but I was most delighted when my brother pointed out the modest two storied house where the English poet Keats died at 25, now the Keats-Shelly museum, situated at ...
... one area where activities are being held, it's full of life quite different from the crowded streets in Taormina above-another, more real sicily.
3km along at the port end of the little town is the Archeological area which includes a small museum with some wonderful Greek and Roman artifacts including amphora, figurines, pots and other vessels, stone anchors, clay masks. Giardini-Naxos was the first greek colony of Sicily, so named because the ...
Leaving Sorrento by train for Naples we expected to have another interesting trip with all the Gypsies, but it ended up being a fairly quiet trip. On arrival we checked our luggage in so we could move freely around Naples until our ship was ready to depart for a night crossing to Catania (Sicily). They had a large x-mas market on in the old town (absolutely packed with people) that kept us occupied for some time before we visited the ...
... flowers, and the occasional decrepit building, but the view out across the coast was the best part - although I must confess that by this stage I'm getting a little too used to amazing views, if such a thing is really possible. Lunch involved munching through a very nice bruschetta and some more ice cream (pistachio this time), which I ordered accidentally instead of getting the bill, but it was very nice so I didn't mind. ...
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 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 hotel
- 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