Situated on a cliff overlooking the Ionian Sea, Taormina can hardly fail to offer spectacular views; the region’s famous Mount Etna, for example, dominates the distant skyline. Culture vultures should consider visiting during the summer months,... READ MOREthe custodians of culture known as Taormina Arte organizes its world-famous concerts, film festivals and theatre. A strategic choice from luxury Taormina apartments or Taormina luxury villas will provide either a ringside seat or a guaranteed moment of refuge.
The most important performances (which are often filmed) take place in the Ancient Theatre in the heart of the town. The most famous attraction in the area (indeed, one of the most famous in the whole of Sicily), this theatre is held to be of roman construction, but was likely built over a yet older Greek theatre. Most astonishing about it is the incredible preservation of many of the original ornate trappings and fixtures – although it certainly doesn’t hurt that the theatre’s location provides yet another breath-taking, coastal view.
Giardini Naxos, a step away from your Taormina Luxury Villa
Of course, there are top-notch facilities aplenty for those of you seeking more traditional holiday pursuits: a short, pleasant drive a south (during which you will be gently descending the 250 meters from Taormina) will bring you to the much-loved coastal place of Giardini Naxos. Naxos certainly has outstanding beaches, but is just as famous for its views. Look behind (and up), and you’ll spy the very cliff upon which Taormina itself stands.