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Where to stay in Taormina?

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Where to stay in Taormina?

Hello darlings! I hope you are well! Today I will list for you some hotels in Taormina. Many people find it difficult to choose a good hotel, either because they have no indication or because they are in doubt as to whether they are making a good choice, well! Your problems are over! Let’s find out where to stay in Taormina? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”

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Introduction

Taormina is small, but its beauty is giant and its historical legacy too! Taormina is charming and easy to visit! We made this post especially for you who are thinking of staying in Taormina, here we will leave tips and information about every corner of this beautiful Sicilian city!

1) Where to stay in Taormina? IN THE OLD THEATER

Known as the Pearl of the Ionian Sea, Taormina is an inevitable destination in Sicily. The city presents an impressive panorama of the sea, with several terraces in the city. Taormina was founded in 396 BC and one of its great highlights is its Old Theater. The Theater was built in the 3rd century BC and has undergone several changes over the centuries. In the 10th century, because of the Arab invasion, a good part of its columns were completely destroyed, as well as half of the rest of the city. In spite of everything the work of the Theater and its magnificence are impressive! Learn more about the Greek Theater of Taormina!

Attractions near the Theater

Behind the theater is the Forum, with its public baths. Next to the Theater is the library, which is also close to the Church of Saint Catherine, which features beautiful mosaics! The Theater was literally ‘stuck’ on the side of a rocky hill, until today it is possible to see some Greek inscriptions, dating from the time of the Theater’s inauguration.

The total structure of the Theater is 109 meters in diameter and accommodates a complete orchestra! It accommodated up to 10,000 people, just behind the Syracuse theater and, with the peak of Etna in the background, the view from the top is impressive! To have access to this view, it is necessary to climb some steps where the terrain is a little rough, so remember to go with a comfortable shoe.

The options of Hotels that I advise with great value for money are:

The B&B options that I advise with great value for money are:

2) Where to stay in Taormina? IN CORSO UMBERTO AND THE CHURCH OF VARÒ

Leaving the Forum it is possible to walk to Corso Umberto, which is the main street of the city and where you will find shops, restaurants, bars and the best hotels in the city. The main street in Taormina is named after Umberto de Savoia, king of Italy between 1878 and 1900. The Corsican was part of the old Via Valeria that, crossing the city and going down towards the sea, connected Messina with Catania.

To the north of here is Porta Messina and to the south Porta Catania. The Corsican features structures and buildings of the most varied architectural styles ranging from Gothic to Baroque. The presence of palaces and churches along the way makes us make strategic stops! The city is quite small, with some climbs, but it is easily walkable.

Church of Varò

Be sure to see the Church of Varò, which dates back to the 15th century. Inside the church is a crypt, typical of the period when Christians were forbidden to declare their faith, which suggests that the place has very ancient origins. At the end of the 19th century, the church was abandoned and closed to worship. At the end of the following century the church was restored and the Congregation resumed its life.

Currently, about 80 sisters live there. Outside the church you can see a small bell tower. The interior of the Church has only one nave and houses the papier-mache statue of Madonna dell’Addolorata, behind the main altar is a beautiful fresco representing the Triumph of the Cross. Another important attraction is Duomo Square, where the Cathedral was built in 1635 in the best Baroque style. There is a fountain and in the four corners of the fountain (hence the name ‘Quattro Fontane’ – “Four Foutains”), there are four columns topped by seahorses.

The options of Hotels that I advise with great value for money are:

The B&B options that I advise with great value for money are:

3) Where to stay in Taormina? IN PORTA CATANIA

From there it is possible to go to Porta Catania. Erected in 1440, it has the Aragonese coat of arms on top. During the Norman period, public meetings were held here, including notices to the people, which is why it is also called Porta Del Tocco, as it was here that the bells rang. Another important location is Isola Bella, donated in 1806 to the city by the King of the Two Sicilies, Ferdinando I de Bourbon. From 1890 to 1990, when it was purchased by the Department of Cultural Heritage, the island passed through the hands of several owners. Who brought the most significant changes to this small piece of land was Lady Florence Treveylan, an English noblewoman exiled to Sicily by Queen Victoria.

Lady Florence

Lady Florence enriched the island’s flora with tropical plants that, even today, blend perfectly with the local vegetation. In 1954 the Bosurgi family built a village that fits harmoniously between the limestone rocks and the vegetation of Isola Bella. In addition to the magnificent species of flora, the island has an ‘illustrious’ presence: the presence of a rare lizard, the red breasted lizard, and many species of sea birds. Be sure to take a walk along Via Teatro Greco.

The street is surrounded by old palaces and typical shops that sell handicrafts, food and drinks and is of incredible beauty. The staircase, to the left of the street, mimics that of Trinità dei Monti (“Trinity of the Hills”) in Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Square), Rome, and here, in honor of the Roman steps, every year, in May, the azalea plants are exposed. Also, here, too, you can admire the luxurious palace where Lady Florence Trevelyan lived.

The options of Hotels that I advise with great value for money are:

The B&B options that I advise with great value for money are:

4) Where to stay in Taormina? IN GIARDINO NAXOS

A great option outside Taormina is Giardino Naxos, which is 3 km away. Closer to the sea, it is ideal for those who want to spend a day or two just on the beach. It is ideal during the summer, as there is a special program and it is less crowded than the city center.

There are not so many options for staying in Taormina, as it is a really small city. As they have few options compared to larger cities, the values do not vary much. The city is very quiet, safe and well structured, so you will not find any major problems to find a nice restaurant, for example. Most hotels are very centralized and a night on the town is sufficient.

The options of Hotels that I advise with great value for money are:

The B&B options that I advise with great value for money are:

How were the hotels chosen?

The hotels were chosen taking into account three main concepts: evaluation, location and daily rate. I want to make it clear that NONE of these hotels sponsored this post. The daily rates may vary from the values shodue to demand, time of year and room availability. Please always check directly when booking with Booking.com.

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Conclusion

Where to stay in Taormina? Taormina is a must see, magical, charming and very cultural! Many go to Sicily just to be able to pass through this charming little town, full of history and panoramas that look like paintings! Going to Sicily and not stopping by is almost unacceptable, but if you can’t stop by on your first trip through Italy, don’t forget to include Taormina on your next itinerary, as Italy will surely give you a thousand reasons come back! Get organized, prepare the camera and have a nice trip!

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