Taormina how many time needed to visit it deeply

duomo square of taormina

13 February 2021

alexintaormina

Taormina is a little city and the time needed to visit it is important. The places to see are a lot. Fortunately the most of these are reacheble along the main pedonal street called Corso Umberto. The time that you have need depend by the time that you can spend on each single place. Take […]

Sicily in each season

sicily in each season

11 February 2021

alexintaormina

Sicily is an island suitable for holidays in all seasons. Its climate means that its seasons are not extreme. On average over a year, temperatures reach peaks of 32 ° in the middle of summer and 18 ° in mid-winter. The exceptions are the mountains above 1,200 meters and Mount Etna where it is possible […]

Taormina to Madonna Rocca to feet along Salita Castello

taormina madonna rocca

26 October 2020

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The Salita Castello, also called the Crucis climb, is a stairway that climbs up the side of the mountain and leads to Madonna Rocca. Its origins are ancient as in the area of ​​the castle there was the acropolis and later also the church. It represents the necropolis of Cocolonazzo di Mola and is made […]

Train station-Taormina to feet long Madonna delle Grazie path

Madonna delle grazie path to taormina

26 October 2020

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To reach Taormina from the train station there is the Madonna delle Grazie climb, an ancient mule track that is still functional and excellent for getting to Taormina. The name of the street originates from the small chapel dedicated to the Madonna delle Grazie located near the entrance to the villa. The feast in honor […]

The Ancient Greek-Roman Theater of Taormina

taormina greek theater

23 August 2020

alexintaormina

The Ancient Greek-Roman Theater of Taormina is the 5th oldest existing in Sicily, the second largest and the first in terms of both strategic and panoramic position. The first plant is of Greek origin and dates back to the 3rd century BC. Almost a century after landing in Naxos, today Giardini-Naxos, the Greeks saw in […]

Fitwalking during holiday in Taormina path 1

giardini naxos lungomare

29 May 2020

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If you like sports such as Fitwalking or running during your vacation, here between Taormina and Giardini-Naxos you will find many interesting routes. This one I’m going to show you is the first of many others. I often leave from Trappitello, a fraction of Taormina surrounded by lemon and orange groves, and return to the […]

Taormina public garden naturalistic tour

taormina pubblic garden

17 April 2020

alexintaormina

Taormina public garden is a naturalistic and panoramic place where is possible make a tour for relaxing and enjoying of overview. It was built between 1897 and 1898 by Lady Florence Trevelyan an English aristocrat that settled here at the end of 18 century. The Lady during a little naturalistic and panoramic tour around Taormina […]

Easter Covid-19 Taormina

taormina main street corso umberto

11 April 2020

alexintaormina

Easter, Covid-19, Taormina. Like every other city in the world, it is isolated and stopped at the day when the circular was issued which prevented people from leaving home without reason. The same applies to all the other places in the surrounding area such as Savoca, Castelmola, Trappitello, Alcantara Gorges, Etna and so on. Tomorrow […]

Where parking in Taormina and around

taormina pubblic parking

10 April 2020

alexintaormina

As each place in the world, parking is a big problem due to the number of cars raise day by day. Taormina, as all cities and villages in around, have a problem with parking and for Taormina  the problem due to position and dimension of the city is most than other cities in around. Every […]

Taormina today 22 february 2020

taormina sant'antonio square

25 February 2020

alexintaormina

In the last week of february Taormina begin to fill of new guests. Everywhere it’s possible hear foreign languages coming from everywher world. Restaurants begin to open its doors to new guests. Sitting in Bar you can see many peoples to go forward and backward long the way. In Piazza Sant’Antonio, close to porta catania […]

Taormina – Montalbano Elicona trip

montalbano elicona

18 February 2020

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The Montalbano Elicona village is perched on a hill in peloritani mounts at 65 Km from Taormina. From the its higher position is possible to see Tirreno sea even if at 20km away from the coast. The village has been recognize as one of beautiful medieval village in Italy. It’s date of origin is uncertain […]

Sicily Taormina and surrounding in october 2019

2 October 2019

alexintaormina

Sicily Taormina and surrounding in october This year in Sicily in Taormina and surrounding in October, summer seems want not finish. Short and medium-term forecasts also seem to confirm this trend. Good weather, calm sea and many events around can give the customers relaxing days. Taormina itself is full of tourists who travel around the […]

Trip to Etna organized of yourself

etna sapienza refuge

11 September 2019

alexintaormina

If the idea is a trip to Etna organized of yourself, is need to know that Etna offer many choose for to see its powerful. The landscape in around is an example. There are different level for a trip in Etna specialy in south side of volcano cone. The place is called Rifugio Sapienza at […]

Taormina seafront

taormina seafront

10 September 2019

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The territory of the Municipality of Taormina extends for several square kilometers but, the center of Taormina does not really have a waterfront. Taormina develops on the promontory and overlooks the Ionian sea but does not have a real waterfront. However, its territory is in contact with the sea for much of its extension. In […]

Taormina set of films

taormina set of movies

5 September 2019

alexintaormina

Taormina in the past years was a set of different films whose scenes, short or long, were shot in its streets or in its hotels or in the surrounding area. In chronological order we recall: the adventure, by Michelangelo Antonioni shot in 1960, in a final scene of the film a view from the window […]

Trappitello-Taormina 2019 Carnival

taormina carnival in trappitello

5 September 2019

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Trappitello is the largest village in Taormina surrounded by nature, large spaces, gardens with orange and lemon trees. As in Taormina also Trappitello could not miss the performances for the carnival that with 2019 has arrived at the 7th edition and is already preparing for the year 2010. Allegorical floats in papier-mâché have been set […]

Villa Bellini in Catania 13-03-2019

villa bellini pubblic garden in catania

5 September 2019

alexintaormina

Taormina and Catania have always had a close connection since the times when in the Taorminesi clubs people danced and enjoyed themselves with little. On Friday and Saturday Taormina was stormed by hundreds and hundreds of Catanese. Even today the bond is strong also because Catania is only 20 minutes by motorway from Taormina and […]

Motta Camastra the mothers of village

motta camastra mother of village

5 September 2019

alexintaormina

Motta Camastra a village near the Gole dell’Alcantara, 20min from Taormina where time seems to have stopped. In this environment a group of mothers has set up an organization able to satisfy the most refined palates with their dishes based on typical local products. Women with a passion for cooking and strong as the stone […]

Walking from Taormina-Giardini station to Pubblic garden in Taormina

taormina train station

5 September 2019

alexintaormina

For those who like to take long walks and admire the scenery, we recommend that you park your car at the Taormina – Giardini train station and take the SS114 up to Capo Taormina and from there the Via Luigi Pirandello (SP10) that leads to Taormina. The route develops for about 5km exceeding an approximate […]

Savoca relax as Godfather

savoca godfather city

5 September 2019

alexintaormina

Today we made a trip out of town by motorbike and we chose the village of “il Padrino” or Savoca. At 20km from Taormina it offers an oasis of relaxation away from the crowd. No confusion, a shouting of unobtrusive people and a lot of tranquility. Of course we sat at the Vitelli bar to […]

Taormina 2019 carnival

carnival by taormina

7 March 2019

alexintaormina

The carnival represents a moment of joy and joy for the kids but also for the older peoples. As in all Italian cities, Taormina and the neighboring countries also organize themselves to give their best. Taormina, compared to other places, has always had to deal with the restricted space of the Corso Umberto. For this […]

Savoca Godfather tour

savoca godfather tour

22 January 2019

alexintaormina

Once you arrive in the town, you can park in the blue pay-per-view strips and get to Piazza Fossia (1) from which to start the tour. Via Pentifurri starts from the square, a long walk immersed in nature that will lead you to the ancient district of Pentefur (2), the oldest of the 5 neighborhoods […]

Acitrezza the Coast of Cyclops

22 January 2019

alexintaormina

The coast (Riviera) of the Cyclops means the stretch of coast where the town of Acitrezza rises, 25km from the b & b Villa Valentina. It is characterized by lava rocks and rocky outcrops in the sea fronting Acitrezza. Wanting to improperly expand the area, taking into consideration the morphological aspect constituted by rocks of […]

Castelmola tour through the village above Taormina

22 January 2019

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The village of Castelmola represents the final point of the S.Provinciale 10 along which there are two city car parks. It is advisable to park in the second to avoid getting tired before the tour starts. The entrance to the town is represented by Piazza S. Antonio (1) which overlooks Taormina and Giardini-Naxos. Its space, […]

Cheers San Filippu u Niuru

san filippo festival

22 January 2019

alexintaormina

Philip, according to historical sources, was of Syrian origin. Born in 40 d.c. in Cesarèa Marittima, a port city dating back to 10a.c. now falling in the state of Israel, he was educated according to Christian canons. At the age of 24 he left Syria to Rome to follow Saint Peter, who he found in […]

Castiglione di Sicilia 21-11-2018

castiglione di sicilia

22 January 2019

alexintaormina

I started from trappitello, where I live, around 10.00 after having breakfasted very quietly. The day was sunny with a temperature of about 21 ° which made me want to do this little trip on a motorcycle. Arriving in town I stopped at the APT to get a map and exchange a few words with […]

Etna tour with surprise

etna sapienza refuge

22 January 2019

alexintaormina

Etna, as is well known, is a volcano in continuous activity called Stromboliana due to the characteristics that unite it to its similar on the Aeolian islands. During the year, this activity increases and it is possible that from one of the vents, magma can be seen visible to tens of kilometers from it. From […]

Taormina tour inside the city

taormina corso umberto

22 January 2019

alexintaormina

From any road you arrive in Taormina to start the tour around the city, the parking lot where you should stop is Porta Catania. At the exit of it you will take a flight of stairs and you will find yourself in Piazza S. Antonio where Porta Catania (5) is located, which was one of […]

Taormina the way of the cross

eastern in taormina

22 January 2019

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Via Crucis from Rinaldo of Monte Crucis or the Dominican friar who retraced the path of Calvary that Jesus traveled to reach the hill where he was crucified. Thus it became an important religious manifestation for all Catholic beliefs. According to what was established by the Friar, it was divided into different stages called, by […]

Taormina, trekking on its mountains

taormina and castelmola from muntains

22 January 2019

alexintaormina

The mountains that overlook Taormina have always been considered agricultural areas subject, since ancient times, to their anthropization. It is in fact possible to see, everywhere, the terraces built along the slopes, more or less steep, to better exploit the areas for agricultural production. They were obtained by creating, from the base of the slope […]

Etna, excursion to Rifugio Sapienza

22 January 2019

alexintaormina

Wherever you are between Taormina and Catania, Etna represents the omnipresent giant with its 3.000mt of height. From a tourist point of view there are two places that are near the top: Piano Provenzana, on the north side, and Rifugio Sapienza on the south side. They are both fascinating places almost similar but not too […]

Gurne Alcantara 22/11/2018

gurne alcantara

22 January 2019

alexintaormina

Returning from Castiglione di Sicilia, a town 20km from Taormina and surroundings, entering the town of Francavilla there is a small indication for the gurne. The route enters the countryside of Francavilla di Sicilia which is very rich and varied in this area. On one side of the path, at about 30 meters, the Alcantara […]

Giardini-Naxos searfront

giardini-naxos seafront

22 January 2019

alexintaormina

Giardini Naxos is in fact the first Greek colony in Sicily. In addition to the archaeological area of Naxos, little remains of the testimony of the Greeks in Giardini-Naxos. Its notoriety is due both to nearby Taormina and, above all, to the presence of numerous and beautiful beaches that attract many tourists. Its seafront is […]

Taormina: christmas 2018

christmas in taormina

22 January 2019

alexintaormina

Taormina like all the other villages in the surrounding areas such as Savoca, Forza d’Agrò, Giardini Naxos, Trappitello etc .. it was adorned with lights and festoons for Christmas 2018. To further enrich public streets is the presence of festoons made by merchants as well as the embellishment of shop windows with typical Christmas decorations. […]

Ottobrata 2018 in Zafferana

zafferana ottobrata festival

22 January 2019

alexintaormina

Zafferana is 20 minutes drive from Taormina and is located at the base of Etna. During the month of October it becomes the city of local gastronomy with the event called Ottobrata. Now in its 40th edition, it has become an annual event not to be missed. The shops of the Via Roma, the main […]

Forza d’Agrò tour for the village

forza d'agrò

22 November 2018

alexintaormina

To park there are the appropriate blue striped stalls. Try to get as close as possible to Piazza Giovanni XXIII (1) from which you will start your tour. The square offers a unique panoramic viewpoint, setting Taormina together with Etna behind. On the square there is the church of S. Caterina or S. Francesco (2) […]

Giardini-Naxos one day to spend in sea

beache of giardini naxos

22 July 2018

alexintaormina

Which beach to choose to spend a day at the beach? Personally, I prefer the beach of Giardini-Naxos, the part between the port of Giardini-Naxos and S. Pancrazio. Why this choice? For its position included in a semi-enclosed gulf, therefore few currents and milder water temperature, with the town behind it with its promenade full […]