Taormina is a charming town on the east coast of Sicily, and is one of the island’s main tourist resorts. The village of Taormina is perched on a cliff overlooking the Ionian sea. Besides the ancient Greek theatre, it has many old churches, lively bars, fine restaurants, designer boutiques, and antique shops.
Many exhibitions and events are organized during the summer in Taormina. The exceptional stage for pop and classical concerts, opera and important performances often recorded by television is the Ancient Theatre.
Being set high up on the hillside, the town of Taormina enjoys dramatic views across the Straits of Messina to the Italian mainland and also across the Bay of Giardini Naxos to Mount Etna beyond.