High on Monte Tauro and dominating two grand sweeping bays below, is
Sicily's best-known resort. The outstanding remains of its classical
theatre, with Mount Etna as an unparallelled backdrop, arrested passing
travellers when Taormina was no more than a medieval hill-village. Goethe
and D.H. Lawrence are the two big names touted by the tourist office;
Lawrence was so enraptured that he lived here (1920ˆ23) in a house at the
top of the valley cleft behind the theatre. Although popular with tourists
over recent years, Taormina still retains much of its small-town charm. The
one main traffic-free street is an unbroken line of fifteenth to nineteenth-century palazzi and small intimate piazzas, and there is an
superb ruined castle and rows of flower-filled balconies.
Greek Theatre (Teatro Greco) hewn out of the solid rock of Mt. Tauro, with
spectacular views of Mt. Etna and the Ionian Sea, is itself a piece of
All rates are quoted in Euro curency. Price includes driver guide for the entire tour Price does not include lunch, gratuities nor entrance fees.
Entrance fees: Euro 6,00 per person, payable directly on the spot.
Full Dday Tour (7 hrs)
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