Top Tours & Activities in Taormina
A picturesque town in Sicily, Taormina, is home to many of nature's wonders. You'll find the tallest active volcano in all of Europe, and lose yourself in the Blue Grotto afterwards. Explore Taormina!
Mount Etna is an adventurous day trip from Taormina. The active volcano is Europe's tallest and is still open to visitors. Take a hike at the base of the mountain or explore the craters at the top. It's sure to be an experience you won't forget!
This ancient theater built of bricks is done in a Greek style rather than Roman. See the ancient theater of Taormina in action and get tickets to see an opera or a concert while you're in town.
Visit the Isola Bella by ferry from Taormina. Try to plan your day trip so you can catch the annual Stresa Festival which features jazz music and happens every summer.
Named by the Corvaja family, the Palazzo Corvaja was built in the 10th century in an Arabic style. Take a tour of the inner courtyard and appreciate the particular Arab style arch of the windows and door frames.
The Ferrovia Circumetnea is a train line that runs around Sicily. Hailed useful by locals and beautiful by visitors and residents alike, the railway is an experience in and of itself. Take in the Sicilian landscape from the comfort of a train.
The Blue Grotto, also known as the Grotta Azzurra, is a blue wonder. The cave is lit up with soothing blue lights that ensconce visitors in dancing reflections. Take a boat trip or go scuba diving to really explore the cave.
The Villa Comunale is a floral paradise you can enjoy any time of day for no money at all. Pop in to stroll the garden and stay for the comfort of lying in the shade of the trees.
Mediterranean staples and Italian traditions rule the cuisine of Taormina. While you're in town, nibble on local dishes like tuna crusted with couscous, grilled zucchini, and of course Sicilian pesto.
Though it is possible to walk the city center of Taormina, to get further from the center, you'll want to take a local bus or taxi. You can also take the train for beautiful panoramic views and faster travel times.
- LanguageSicilian and Italian
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+02:00)
- Country Code+39
- Best time to visitSicily is quite beautiful year-round but to get the most from your visit to Taormina we recommend going in the summer. Long sunny days are the norm in June, July, and August. Plus, you'll be able to catch more local happenings as well.
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What People Are Saying About Taormina
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Steffano and the chefs at the Cooking Class. We learnt to make traditional bread, macaroni and of course the Sicilian pizza! Lots of laughs, lots of fun and you even get to keep the apron! You won't need to eat again in the evening, that is for sure! Highly recommend for teenagers - a phone free zone for 4 hours - except for taking photos of course!!!
The tour was delicious and our guide, excellent: friendly and very helpful. In order to better enjoy the Isola Bella bath and Taormina, maybe it'd have been better to depart earlier. 100% recommended.
The experience is excellent but it requires going up to the highest point in 4X4 vans and a good deal of walking. The alpine guide explained things adequately. Times were kept. The service area (lowest point) was OK as to food and personal attention. The views are amazing and so different from the usual that it is worthwhile going up.
Our tour group of 8 people (2 from each of France and Switzerland and a couple from Bucks County, PA) was very fortunate to have a tour guide, Salvatore, who was also a geologist. Salvatore taught us about the science of volcanos and the fascinating history of Mt. Etna, including its eruptions, the most recent in May 2016. We walked on some of the lower (inactive) craters of Mt Etna and went into a lava cave. We also saw some of the devastation of the most recent (2002) significant eruption of Mt Etna. While we spent only a relatively short time at the Alcantara Gorges, it was enough time to see and learn about this geological phenomenon. The Sicilian lunch, 3 courses, was quite good, as was the wine that accompanied the meal. While the wines were advertised as part of a wine tasting, your could really drink as much as you wished. The best part of the tour was really our guide, Salvatore. He was very personable and had a great sense of humor, and patiently answered all our questions
Nice food and drink. Good company (there were 10 of us.) Interesting and entertaining guide(Alfredo.) All in all, a splendid concept.