LAURAFED goes to Taormina

LAURAFED goes to Taormina

Taormina is infused with poetic beauty and history with views of splendour in plenty. Settled on a hill of the Monte Tauro, Taormina dominates two grand,
sweeping bays below and on the southern side, the top of Mount Etna, offering to the visitors a breathtaking, dramatic and memorable view over
almost one hundred miles of the Mediterranean sea. Taormina has become one of the world top tourist destinations where visitors can experience a perfect
combination of old times charming atmosphere, preservation of history and culture and an elegant and lively way of life to be enjoyed in relaxing walks.

WHERE
TO EAT

TAORMINA'S RESTAURANTS:

  • Villa Antonio The authentic mediterranean cooking: outstanding products and traditional local plates which respect the tradition but at the same time aren’t constrained to it. Indeed Villa Antonio preserve the original essence of opulence, still far from undue. - Via Luigi Pirandello, 88
  • Don Camillo Vanessa Pio, a young and local business woman, inherited from her grandma the passion for the good home cooking, which pushed her to make a restaurant exclusively based on typical local products. - Via Cesare Ottaviano, 2
  • Ape Nera Mixology Gourmet It’s perfect for a fast lunch or an happy hour after dinner. It’s actually the new gourmet in Taormina with the best cocktails. – Via Umberto 65
  • La Capinera It’s considered one of the best Italian Restaurant, with a Michelin Star, and it’s based on the shore of Taormina, far from the crowd of the centre, with a wonderful view on the Ionian sea. - Via Nazionale, 177​
  • Grand Hotel Timeo Restaurant Incorporating mouth-watering seasonal produce, local specialities and regional wines, you can have dinner on the beautiful terrace or in the elegant dining room of the Timeo Hotel. Beside the swimming pool, in the shade of a cool pergola, the Pool Restaurant is open daily for lunch. Enjoy light bites, brick-oven pizzas, a salad buffet and a selection of freshly-caught fish overlooking Mount Etna and the Mediterranean Sea. – Via Teatro Greco, 59

WHERE
TO SLEEP

TAORMINA'S HOTELS:

  • Timeo Hotel Located into an old monastery which offers wonderful landscapes and sights to Mount Etna and Taormina Bay. There are available different packages to satisfy any kind of requests. - Piazza San Domenico, 5
  • Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea Built by an aristocratic family in 1830, it enjoys the reputation as one of the most romantic hotels in Taormina. Just settle into a sun-dappled seat and relax. Then, whenever you want, a cable car whisks you in just three minutes to the town centre, with its many cultural attractions and sophisticated shopping scene. - Via Nazionale, 137
  • Hotel Villa Carlotta an independent luxury boutique hotel located in an unique historic setting overlooking the Ionian Sea. Carlotta provides a secret refuge for guests who are looking for high quality with personality and style. - Via Pirandello, 81
  • Hotel Villa Ducale Opened in 1990, Villa Ducale captures the very best of Taormina and Sicily. The rooms have just been renovated completely to make them warmer and brighter with a touch of Italian design. - Via Leonardo Da Vinci, 60
  • Porta del Tocco Design Suites Every room is caracterized by a particular care for details, and furnished with design pieces. Here you can find every morning a rich Italian buffet, with fresh croissants and hot drinks. - Salita Ibrahim, snc

WHAT
TO DO

OUR FAVOURITE ITINERARIES TO DISCOVER THE ISLAND:

  • Day 1 | Teatro Greco | Corso Umberto I | Piazza 9 Aprile You can reach the theatre by its upper side, enjoying the beautiful sight of the Gulf of Naxos. Once you’re inside the theatre in fact, if you drive your eyes if front of the stage, you can see the Mount Etna and the Gulf of Naxos among the two columns. Continuing discovering the city, it is better to cross Corso Umberto I, the main street and the most commercial one, characterized by balconies full of flowers which give colors to the context. By this way you can arrive at Piazza 9 Aprile, known for the black and white floor and for its amazing view: besides Mount Etna and the gulf of Naxos, you can see San Giuseppe Church, Sant’Agostino Church and the Tower of the Clock, also known as Porta di Mezzo, whose arch gives access to the ancient city.
  • Day 2 | Isola Bella It’s a day dedicated completely to the sea: a characteristic cableway leads the tourist from Taormina to Isola Bella within 5 mins, slipping through the slopes of Tauro mountain. Indeed the island is connected to the land with a tiny strip of sand which disappears with the high tide. Isola bella is known for its crystal clear water, perfect for long swimmings and for a chilling day at the beach.
  • Day 3 | Aeolian Islands: Lipari and VulcanoLipari and Vulcano are easily reachable from Taormina with a bus to Milazzo and then with a boat to the Aeolian Islands. Lipari is a distinctive village with the appearance of a calm hamlet, where the cement hasn’t already invaded the little street still paved like once. From the calm of Lipari you can reach the Vulcano Island where, as soon as you get off of the ferry, you’ll be overwhelmed by the smell of sulfur typical of the island, but you’ll get used to it very soon due to the beauty of the place. The first step you won’t miss is the geyser beach: a hot sea which is so because of the hot water coming from the rocks; the second one you won’t miss is the Negra Bay, characterized by the black sand.​

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