The charm of Taormina
If you are arranging a vacation in Taormina, there are lots of types of accommodation to choose from. There is everything to choose from in this wonderful city, from luxury five-star hotels to the cheaper solutions. If you are one of those people who like a little luxury every now and again, you will be fully satisfied: there are many sophisticated, elegant hotels in Taormina with lovely bedrooms that face out onto the crystal-clear sea. Taormina is also the ideal base for lots of excursions, but if you prefer you can stay in rural farmhouse accommodation near the city, on the slopes of Mount Etna.
Taormina and surroundings
Considered to be the “Pearl of the Ionian”, due to its wild but unspoilt beauty, in spite of man’s presence, Isola Bella ("beautiful island") is protected by the WWF and was recently declared a Nature Reserve. It is a magical place that cannot be missed if you are near Taormina. Alcantara River Park, an extremely attractive place about 25 km Taormina, is famous for its gorges, fashioned into the rock by geological phenomena whose origins are lost in the mists of time. Castelmola is a tiny, picturesque village that is about 500 meters above sea level, with a fantastic view looking out over the sea.