Visit to Taormina
Taormina is a small town in the province of Messina with just over 10,000 residents, located midway between Catania and Messina. At about 200 meters above sea level overlooking the Ionian Sea and a beautiful setting overlooking the bay of Naxos, Capotaormina, Isola Bella, Taormina, Sicily, close to Spisone Letojanni majestic and impressive, and the Etna volcano. For over a century is the most popular tourist resort in Sicily. The "Pearl of the Mediterranean", as is usually called, year after year attracts tourists from all backgrounds with its beautiful landscapes and its beautiful coastline, as well as being for years the site of important events, theater, film and music, exhibitions and congressional of all kindes.
One of the most interesting is certainly the Ancient Theatre, just steps from Porta Messina and not far from the center. Dating back to the Greeks, has undergone more changes in Roman times, has always been one of the most important both in Sicily and elsewhere in the Mediterranean. In summer it becomes a venue of international interest which houses the annual exhibition "Taormina Arte" including the famous "Taormina Film Festival", a representation of world premieres of hit movies as well as musical and theatrical events.
The Ancient Theatre can be visited during the day with discounts for students and young people.
Equally interesting is the Cathedral of St. Nicholas in front of a picturesque square with a beautiful baroque fountain enhanced by. It dates from the thirteenth century medieval art of clear, fact in the house has the typical elements of Gothic art, while the facade you can see a beautiful rose window that is inspired by the Renaissance era.
Do not forget to visit the Palazzo Corvaja, now houses the local Tourist Office, located near the ancient theater, the expression of a set of architectural periods, from the Arab and following the Norman and Gothic. Admire the Gothic stile battlements and windows mullioned Gothic stile.
Finally, the center of Taormina, pedestrian area, offers a wonderful opportunity to walk, from the point of view that the artistic and from the point of view panoramic. Be avoided, especially during the summer, the use of the machine, it is difficult to find parking, unless you ask us to pay services, which are also often overcrowded. It is recommended to avoid parking "easy" because frequently monitored by urban police.