Spectacularly located on the side of a mountain, Taormina is one of Sicily's most popular summer destinations, popular with holidaying high-rollers and those wanting a taste of Sicilian dolce vita.
Granted it's unashamedly touristy and expensive, but the town merits a couple of days for its stunning ancient theatre, people watching and breathtaking vistas.
Near the theater, cliffs drop to the sea forming coves with sandy beaches. A narrow stretch of sand connects the mainland to Isola Bella, a tiny island and nature reserve.
My husband and I stopped here for 3 days during our tour of Sicily and the things we enjoyed most were the snorkeling around the Isola Bella, the trips on the funivia that takes you to the top of town and the kindness of people. Jason, my husband, keeps recolling the time where we asked a lady directions to go to our hotels and she personally walked us there as it was the most natural thing to do.
Taormina gets extremely busy in July and August and virtually shuts down between November and Easter. Ideally, head up in April, May, September or October. There are a few Italian schools where some of our students have been to for a week or two of intensive Italian and they really enjoyed their time there. If you wish some information don't hesitate to ask!
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