In the East coast of the island of Sicily under the metropolitan city of Messina, lies the Commune (Italian equivalent of municipality) of Taormina. Repeatedly getting lost under the common unduly phrase of “Holiday in Italy,” this small place deserves a separate place in holiday package options in Italy. But if you dive in just a little deeper into the package, you’ll unavoidably come across Sicily which is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Underneath that, you’ll get to see what is known as Taormina.
Taormina’s great popularity in those pamphlets is largely due to its views and charms, in addition to historical and ancient monuments and artifacts that date back to 734 BC. Although in size it would generally be considered a small town, the historic centre feels like a well-to-do hill village turned into a resort with a glossy sheen of glamour.
Picturesque alleys and staircases at the Corso Umberto are just the interesting things you can do, while if you want to stretch your legs further, there are many places that can grab your attention and have you wonders trucked. Some of these are:
Ruins of the Greek Theatre
The ancient theatre of Taormina is the main tourist attraction. Also known as the Teatro Greco, this ancient Greek theatre was build around third century BC. Even though it’s just called Greek, most parts of it are build with bricks which indicates it probably has some Roman influence as well. It’s an open-air theatre with mesmerizing background of unsurpassable blue sea, coastline, inland mountains, and celestial objects.
This theatre was primarily used for gladiatorial shows for bloodthirsty Romans as their favorite past time. The original seats have long gone, but the walls circling it are still preserved. It is now used for theatrical performances, operas, and concerts. The surroundings and atmosphere will unquestionably take you back in time.
The views from Taormina
Taormina offers its best during a full clear day. It’s just made to sit back and watch in admiration. The terrace of Piazza IX Aprile, Corso Umberto, and Teatro Greco are just some of the panoramic places. Views over the Taormina consist of Madonna Della Rocca, village of Castelmola, coastlines of Ionian Sea. It’s a perfect stop to your way to Etna which will not disappoint you.
The unique sight at Castelmola is Ionian coast, Mount Etna, Bay of Giardini-Naxos, Cape of S. Alessio, strait of Messina all at the same place. The only other place you’ll get this pack in a single viewpoint is Google Maps. This small village is located above Taormina and the look from which can even make the views from Taormina look mundane. Its earliest inhabitants are Greeks dating back to at least the Bronze Age, but most of the ancient monuments in here are non-existent due to continuous fortification by Arabs and Normans. The streets are filled with piazzas and bars serving authentic Italian tastes, and what’s bizarre is the phallic themed designs that can be seen in sculptures, paintings, and other art forms.
A trip to Mount Etna is compulsory, not because of Italian law or tour guide T&C, but because it’ll be a contemptuous act to ignore this place offering splendid scenic beauty. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and always in a constant state of activity. The volcano soils are fertile and make agriculture easy. It’s a decade volcano and now is added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. On Etna, you can find ski resorts, chairlifts, and ski lifts for the snow adventurer within you. It’s one of the best skiing places in Italy, with a view of the sea in front of you. The best way to reach here is to join one of the many coaches and trips organized by local firms which will guide you to the place.
Also going by the name of Giardino Trevelyan, Villa Comunale, Parco Duchi do Cesarò, Lady Florence Trevelyan Gardens, this public garden is furthest up in the list of people visiting Sicily For Relaxation and leisure purposes. With some astonishing view of the bay and artistic building, along with flowers, plants in the garden itself, the place takes pride in offering the best possible bird’s-eye view and atmosphere to cool your jets down. As the name might give some clues, the garden was started by Florence Trevelyan, an Englishwoman settled in Italy, who was a bird habitat conservation pioneer in Italy and the last years of her life was dedicated mostly towards the betterment of ornithology. The buildings in here are constructed from different kinds of stone, cloth, pipes, bricks and all which are as noteworthy as the plants found in this region which are imported non-native plants.
The Isola Bell
This small little island in northern Italy is one of the Borromean Islands of Lago Maggiore, the largest lake located on the south side of Alps. This island has transformed into a blooming garden island from mere land of barren rocks. It appears as a floating garden on the waters of Lago Maggiore when seen from above. The credit of this exceptional transformation goes to Vitaliano VI Borromeo to whom the island meant everything. The green and priceless architecture of this island surrounded by water gives a unique feel to it. The Isola Bella Island today is a major tourist attraction and hosts the annual Stresa music festival.
Last but not the least, the beaches along the coastline of Ionian Sea is something which is worth a visit. Isola Bella, also known as the pearl of the Ionian Sea itself offers a mesmerizing view of the sea. As Taormina is positioned high above the sea, there are gorgeous views of beaches below including tropical vegetation and not-so-modern buildings. In the beach filled with sand and pebbles, you can feel waves splashing on your feet and sun keeping you warm throughout the day.
Taormina is among the Destinations In Sicily which is probably the one Italian destination towards the south of the Amalfi Coast. The tourism is well-established in here and dominates and influences the entire nature and economy of the town. What’s more? It doesn’t come at a hefty price tag, with tour guides cheaper than an overnight hotel stay. Hence a tour to Taormina should definitely be on when you’re considering a break in the home country of Pizza. For better experience of your once in a life time visit just click on https://www.newtravelservices.net and you would be soon responded. For further queries dial 39 338 8855528. Give your romance an unforgettable shape with us.