;
Holiday Search
Refine Search Close Search

Call to speak to your personal Travel Consultant 01483 345 701

Monday-Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-5.30pm

Call to speak to your personal Travel Consultant

01483 345 701

Monday-Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-5.30pm

Taormina

Adrift in the azure waters of the eastern Sicily lies Taormina, a medieval settlement steeped in history and yet swiftly becoming one of Italy’s most prominent and fashionable resorts.

Known for its theatre, Taomina has been a haven for artists and poets for the last millennia with the likes of D.H Lawrence and Goeth finding solace on the towering coastline.

A hub of historic monuments, Taormina boasts a 13th century cathedral as well as its famous amphitheatre built in the 3rd century BC. Still used today for shows, events and festivals, it offers some of the most breath-taking views the island has to offer.           High up in the old town, you can find boutique shops sporting the likes of Dolce and Gabbana but likewise the charm of homemade ceramics and pottery stalls scattered down the cobbled side streets serves to remind you of the islands humble beginnings.

For those wanting to escape the commerce, there are plenty of nature walks and hidden gems in the fortress of Taormina, with the Alcantara Gorge being one of the most famous; formed by the waters of Etna, the limestone in this reserve has been eroded for centuries leaving in its wake a turquoise stream which leads to the Ionian Sea.

If your holiday is not complete without some sand between your toes, the Isola Bella, a small island gifted to Sicily by King Ferdinand and owned since by renowned conservationist Florence Trevelyan, boasts some of the clearest waters in the Mediterranean as well as several species of birds and lizards unique to its alabaster shores. 

  Taormina Bay