An ancient mediaeval village, today it is a tourist centre for both seaside and cultural activities. The main street is full of restaurants where you can enjoy seafood specialities such as the typical pasta with swordfish, linguine with lobster and sea urchins, mixed grills and fish soups, and turbot fillet with black truffle and herbs, and asparagus tips. Desserts in Taormina are also very special, including the most famous: almond semifreddo, pistachio semifreddo and gianduia and coffee profiteroles.
Passing in front of the Duomo, you can admire the grandiose panorama offered by Piazza IX Aprile. A short walk from the Corso is the Ancient Theatre of Taormina, the second largest classical theatre centre in Sicily after the Greek theatre in Syracuse. The theatre is home to Taormina Arte, a cultural institution that organises the music, theatre and dance festival.
Numerous events take place between July and August, including the Taormina Film Fest and the International Book Festival, which hosts internationally renowned authors, cultural meetings and art exhibitions. Throughout the year there are numerous guided tours, excursions and typical local activities. Taormina is only 30 km from our B&B.