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Travel Blogs from Taormina
... again at Tusa. On the way to Cefalu, we stooped gain at Milazzo, and had a cup of coffee and some buns. Disaster tonight though, when we discovered we were supposed to be in Catania today at the hotel and also we had to return the hire car. I asked Alfio to ring the hotel and smooth it over with them, just the hire car to worry about ...
... and proximity to Mt Etna, the weather was somewhat changeable with rain falling for the majority of the last hour in Taormina - this didn't phase us though as we dipped in and out of a number of local shops en route to our waiting coach in the bus terminal. Reunited aboard the coach again, we set off for the next leg of our trip towards our prime destination: Mount Etna. After approximately one hour we arrived at the small town of Nicoloso, wedged below ...
... a quick browse in some of the local shops. The next stop was Modica, which you come to by driving over this ridiculously high long road bridge. The town itself is about 200 miles below you and it is just an incredible sight, most of the towns we come across are built on the side of mountains up high, but this one is a valley, unbelievable. Next we drove to Ragusa, by this time it was definitely into siesta time, as Ragusa being the biggest ...
... so far. Sue had Risotto, but forgot to ask to take the caviar out ! She still ate it.. Then we had an awesome dessert, Sue ordered Tiramisu but they didn't have any so her goal of having a genuine tiramisu is still out there. After lunch we went to Lido Romantica, which is one of the beach areas, we had to pay 10 euro for an umbrella and two deck chairs, but the view ...
Another life goal achieved with a visit to the home town of my father. Not far from our base of Giardini Naxos, Calatabiano is a great little town and certainly a lot better than I imagined. We visited the Commune di Calatabiano which is pretty much the city records office, and once I made it known that my father was born and lived here, they made us really welcome, even letting us go inside the records office and helped search for my fathers records of where he used ...
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 Guardiola Vecchia, 27 , Taormina | 4 star hotelfrom $187
- Great Hotel
- Fab Holiday
- Fantastic hotel, town and island
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 San Giovanni Bosco 10/B, 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
Madonna Rocca 1, 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 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
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
Piazzale Della Funivia, Taormina | 3 star hotelfrom $113
Via Madonna delle Grazie 9, Taormina | 4 star hotelfrom $86