Travel Blogs from Taormina
Awoke to the lights of the Italian mainland shining through the darkness. Half an hour later our pilot had come on board and was guiding us past the 7 metre tall golden statue of the patron saint of Messina ( except I can't remember her name as it was long and Italian!) into the pier. Left on our bus at 8.30 and travelled on the autostrada which followed the coast around the mountains and over 22 bridges and through 22 tunnels! One of ...
... Taormina, and public car park cost 18€ a day. The town is spectacular, perched on a cliff 200mtrs above sea level. Full tourist town, with boutiques and restaurants lining the main drag, and little hotels and bnb's everywhere. Mainly Italian tourists, and plenty of them. Found our bnb easily enough- on the main duomo square. Typical old apartment converted to rooms, but this one has a communal kitchen. Called BNB 4 ...
... a samosa with batter made from pizza flour with sparkling mineral water and beer, and filled with sliced apple and speck. Fantastic flavours. Accompanied by a local red wine with heaps fruit and cinnamon after taste. Didn't need main course but had already ordered a thin crust 4 stagoni pizza (tomato, mozzarella, spinach, mushroom and artichoke). All pizzas in this town are 36cm on a 33 cm plate- huge. I could only eat one third, and Kim managed much less than that. One to challenge ...
... atmosphere. Not too much brand name stuff, and not particularly cheap, but Kim managed to load up on handbags. Couldn't find anything interesting for the kids- adult or junior. Set off again around 1530 for easy drive to Nicolosi which is on edge of mt Etna. Road in was bedlam but town seemed nice enough. Typical small Sicilian town. Hotel not too hard to find with the help of Google. Older property with bright blue walls and red ...
Taormina was everything and more than we expected. This small community about an hour north of Catania on the east coast of Sicily has great views of snow-capped Mount Etna. Our accomodations at the Villa Ducale Hotel were first class. The town was fun to stroll in. The public gardens were beautiful. The ...
Other places to stay in Taormina
Via Pirandello 39, Taormina | 3 star villafrom $172
Leonardo da Vinci 25, Taormina | Villafrom $94
Via Nazionale 153, Taormina | Villafrom $117
Via San Pancrazio 25/27, Taormina | 3 star villafrom $112
Nazionale, 173 loc. Spisone, Taormina | 1 star villafrom $95
Nazionale 101, Taormina | Villafrom $90