Defined by Goethe as “a strip of Paradise on earth”, the town of Taormina is defined by many as the Pearl of Sicily, probably because it offers a unique panorama that allows you to admire both Mt. Etna and the beautiful coast of the Sea with a single glance of the Ionian Sea.
Taormina is certainly one of the most beautiful cities on the island, one of the favourite destinations for couples of lovers almost like a second Paris. Although the comparison may seem forced, we recommend that you try to let yourself be seduced by its beauty and the romantic area you breathe.
An itinerary that we suggest starts from Porta Messina, one of the medieval entrances of the city, where there are typical shops, bars and restaurants where you can taste Sicilian products accompanied by local wines. From here we move to Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II where we find the headquarters of the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions.
Continuing along Teatro Greco’s Street you reach the second the Ancient Theatre of Taormina which, after that of Syracuse, is the largest in Sicily. Here one of the most beautiful and exclusive panoramas in the world will appear to your eyes; against the background of the theatre carved entirely out of the rock you can admire the waters of the Ionian Sea that seem to frame the opulence of Mt. Etna, which stands in all its grandeur. A show that literally leaves you breathless.
Another breath taking panorama is that of Piazza IX Aprile: the most romantic panoramic terrace of Taormina, a favourite destination for spouses from all over the world.
If then you want to surprise your darling one, then you should organize a trip to Castelmola, a small romantic town overlooking Taormina, where such a suggestive sunset cannot give you any other place in the world.