Travel and Culture in Sicily
Every corner in Taormina is worth visiting and appreciating; to start your visit, there is plenty to choose from!
We advise you to start from the Teatro Greco or “Teatro Antico”, the real pride of the town.
This theatre dates back to the Hellenistic period (3rd century B.C.) and was later transformed by the Romans into an amphiteatre, where the gladiators’shows were held.
Near the Theatre you can find the ruins of an ancient temple and the Antiquarium, an archeological museum that preserves the finds taken from the town’s environs.
Among the other classic ruins, we would like to point out the Odeon ones, a little theatre used for musical shows and the Naumachie, an artificial lake, where the Romans performed the naval battles.
In Taormina you will be able to appreciate some beautiful palaces.
The most famous one is Palazzo Corvaia, which owes its name to the noble family that had lived there from the 17th to the 19th century. IX April Square is one of the oldest part of the town, from where you can admire a beautiful view on the gulph and on the Etna.
Moreover, we advise you to see the famous Torre dell’Orologio
( Clock Tower), the St Joseph and the St Augustine churches.
Finally the Piazza Duomo, with the beautiful Baroque fountain, which presents the symbol of the town, the centaur and the Cathedral dedicated to St Nicolò (13th century).