Taormina - Italy

// HistoryTaormina's coastal location, facing Greece, between the powerful cities of Syracuse and Catania to the south, and Messana (and behind it, mainland Italy) to the north, determined much of its history. It is only about 5 km from the site of the ancient Naxos, and there is no doubt that Tauromenium did not exist as a city till after the destruction of Naxos by Dionysius I of Syracuse, 403 BCE; but the circumstances connected with its foundation are somewhat confused and uncertain.It appears, however, from Diodorus that after the destruction of Naxos, the remaining inhabitants of that c

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ccultchie :

there are plenty of sites that mention many agencies offer trips up mount etna from taormina.however none of the sites name any of these agencies...

etna_enrico :
"please contact me at: i'll try to help you. If you like to read more info on Taormina and mount etna please see these: and this: best regards enrico"
Alex B :

Off to Sicily for a long weekend/short week and would like to know some good authentic restaurants in Taormina - also what is the weather going to be like - I hear horrible rumours of thunderstorms etc. Thank you

carmelo_sabato :
"local ones by the sea not fast food places !!"
shergar :

i am travelling to Taormina next week an looking for some decent days out

Blue blue blue :
"You can take the ferry and come over here to Sardinia for a few days!!! It's a beautiful island. Come on.... give it a shot....."
surfcities :
"Yes. But it is secret. You should ask for the blue juice and the place of the pink monkey."
itablok :
"There's a nice roman ancient theater there. Also in sicily go to visit Corleone, the villa del casale at Piazza Armerina, and Palermo ..."
luca :
"The theatre (it's a Greek theatre, not Roman) is very impressive with the sea and the Etna volcano as background. The sea of Taormina is very beautiful with a small island just in front of the small beach. In the neighbourhood you can visit the Etna ( an active volcano, the highest of Europe I suppose) and the "Gole di Alcantara" (rock gorges with a stream flowing inside). However I would suggest to avoid August. Taormina it's too much crowded now!"

 

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calvin20
Date: 2008-02-05 21:17:39

Makes you want to visit Taormina. Simple food, excellent views, people watching, sunshine, what more could you want?


Agham
Date: 2008-02-05 21:17:39

Taormina, one of the best known and most popular towns in Sicily has been long known to be one of Sicily s most beautiful.


chubeti
Date: 2008-02-05 21:17:39

Tonight from 5:30pm - 8:30pm, the Matthew Izzo store located at 1109 Walnut Street, Philadelphia is hosting a reopening party. If you are looking for some great fashions, art or homeware, check it out and receive a 10% discount. Plus there is a jewery trunk show by Vincenzo Taormina - tell Matthew Nightlifegay sent you!


alanj878
Date: 2008-02-05 21:17:39

Zaterdagavond heeft couturier Addy van den Krommenacker in het "Palazzo Di Congressi "in Taormina op Sicilië de "Look of the Year International Haute Couture Award 2007". Hij ontving de prijs uit handen van de bekende Italiaanse presentatrice en eerste donkere Miss Italia, Martina Colombari.




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