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Sicily, Italy


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Taormina, 'pearl of the Ionian', with its panoramic view, its monuments and lush vegetation, is an exclusive resort appreciated and famous in the world. And especially the spectacular Greek Theater with its breathtaking panorama draw them to the attention of all visitors to Taormina. Built in the Hellenistic period and then almost entirely rebuilt by the Romans who used it for gladiator fights, Taormina offers visitors a joyful atmosphere. The main street,Corso Umberto I, with its narrow streets, is full of shops, cafes, restaurants and especially historical buildings, churches and squares with unique views.

Founded in the 4th Century BC, Taormina enjoyed great prosperity under the Greek ruler Gelon II and later under the Romans, but fell into quiet obscurity after being conquered by the Normans in 1087. Its reincarnation as a tourist destination dates to the 18th Century, when northern Europeans discovered it on the Grand Tour. Among its fans was DH Lawrence, who lived here between 1920 and 1923.


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Other Local Activities in Sicily

  • Area Archeologica Segesta
  • Artemide Fountain
  • Bagheria
  • Calamosche
  • Catania
  • Catania Cathedral
  • Cathedral of Monreale
  • Enna Cathedral
  • Erice
  • Fontane Bianchi
  • Greek Theatre
  • Lombardy Castle
  • Marsala
  • Marzamemi
  • Messina
  • Mount Etna
  • Noto
  • Palazzo dei Normanni
  • Palermo
  • Palermo Cathedral
  • Pantalica Necropolis
  • Piazza Armerina
  • Savoca
  • St Nicholas Cathedral of Noto
  • Syracuse Cathedral
  • Taormina
  • Temple of Hera
  • Tindari
  • Trapani
  • Valley of the Temples, Agrigento