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*Wander up and down the main street - '''Corso Umberto I''' taking in the sights
*Purchase a mulberry ("gelsi" in Italian) granite, or other delicious ice cream
*A vintage self drive excursion or a themed tour on a classic Fiat 500, starting from Taormina and Giardini Naxos area. The most popular excursions are themed on the Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather movie and on the Etna Wines Road. You can reach amazing villages like Savoca, Forza D’Agrò and Taormina.500 Vintage Tour - Classic car hire & tours - Taormina - Phone +393497234906 39 0349 723 4906 - Email: [email protected] - Website: [http://www.500vintagetour.com 500 Vintage Tour]
==Buy==
Taormina has plenty of restaurants. The ''Spada'' - Swordfish is recommended. Though tourists should remember that Swordfish numbers are in decline and eating them may accelerate their demise.
*<eat name="Arancini in Corso" alt="" address="2 Piazzetta Leone" directions="" phone="392 8599198+39 0392 859 9198" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Traditional and creative takes on arancini and other Sicilian street food. Recently opened by two young women entrepreneurs(CURRENTLY CLOSED).</eat>
*<eat name="Ristorante pizzeria Mirage" alt="" address="Via Roma 13" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Located on a terrace just next to the hotel Monte Tauro. Excellent food, good service and a spectacular view of the Naxos bay with Mount Etna on the background.</eat>
*<eat name="Mamma Rosa" alt="Taormina Restaurant" address="Naumachie, 10" directions="" phone="(+39) 0942 24361" url="http://www.mammarosataormina.com/eng/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The restaurant is in Naumachie Street, in the historical center of Taormina. Offers a wide variety of typical Sicilian dishes.</eat>
* '''Hotel Jonic''' Strada Statale 114, n. 224 Tel: +39 0942 23112 - fax. +39 0942 628515" URL: [http://www.hoteljonic.com/]. 3 star hotel overlooking the Bay of Mazzaró in the historical part of Taormina. Close to the transport link down to the beach.
*'''Hotel La Pensione Svizzera Taormina''' - via Luigi Pirandello, 26 - 93039 Phone +39 0942.23790 fax +39 0942.625906 [http://www.hotelpensionesvizzera.com/en/index.htm]. In a scenic location in Taormina, just a stone's throw from the town center.
*'''Grand Hotel Timeo''', Via Teatro Greco, 59, + 39 0942 23801 [http://www.nh-hotels.com/nh/en/hotels/italy/taormina/grand-hotel-timeo.html?action=search]. In 1906 it housed the Grand Hotel Timeo Guillermo II of Hohenzollern, Duke of Prussia and the Emperor of Germany, and in his honour the most prestigious suite in the hotel is dedicated to him. It is located in a park approximately 20.000 metres squared. Other NH Hotels in Taormina[http://www.nh-hotels.com/nh/en/hotels/italy/taormina.html?action=search&event=1&stype=1&country=IT&city=39008&hotel=0&stext=&nrooms=1&nadults=2&nchilds=0&webrate=1&fini=&fout=&searchEngine=1]
*'''Hotel Villa Caterina''', Via Silipigni, 17, 98039 Taormina (MESSINA), Ph. +39 0942.24709, Fax +39 0942.24709 [http://www.hotelvillagaia.com/en/index.htm]. Among the sweet scents and colors of Sicily, a warm hospitality in a dream setting. A splendid villa immersed in greenery, just a few steps away from the sea and the old town center of Taormina. Twin room from 102€.
*'''Hotel Villa Gaia''', Via Fazzello, 34, 98039 Taormina (MESSINA), Ph. +39 0942 23185, Fax +39 0942 23185 [http://www.hotelvillagaia.com/en/index.htm]. The 2** Hotel Villa Gaia is situated in the historic center of Taormina, just 30 meters from the Duomo, a splendid example of sixteenth-century Gothic architecture, and the famous Corso Umberto I, the most elegant street in the city, with its high fashion boutiques and antique shops. Single room from 85€, double from 120€.
*'''Hotel Villa Il Glicine''', Viale S. Pancrazio 25-27, 98039 Taormina (MESSINA), Ph. 0039 +39 0942 23112 , Fax 0039 +39 0942 628515 [http://www.villailglicinetaormina.com/]. The Villa Il Glicine is a group of family sized luxury apartments with private terraces and facilities and the services of the nearby 3 star Hotel Jonic for extra convenience. Full kitchen facilities and home comforts are all provided in this brand new structure.
*'''Hotel Villa Schuler''', Piazzetta Bastione/Via Roma, I-98039 Taormina. Ph. +39 0942 23481 (''Fax +39 0942 23522''), [http://www.hotelvillaschuler.com/en/index.htm]. Spectacular and unique views of Mt.Etna and frontal view of the bay of Naxos. Surrounded by its own extensive gardens. Central and quiet position, conveniently located to all major attractions. Easily reachable by car and one of the few hotels in the medieval historic town centre of Taormina to have its own garage with valet parking service. 21 spacious rooms and 5 Junior Suites with scenic views, 24H room service, parking, garages, solarium, sport activities and shuttle-service to the hotel-beach. Free wi-fi. Doubles from 138€ Special offers updated online with low season periods also from 79€.
*'''Hotel Taodomus, Taormina, Sicily, Italy''', Corso Umberto, 224, I-98039 Taormina. Tel. 0039 (0)942 62 83 15 +39 0942 628315 - Fax 0039 (0) 942 62 44 46 +39 0942 624446 www.taodomushoteltaormina.com [http://www.hoteltaodomustaormina.com/english/index.htm]. Situated in the very historical centre, just in Taormina’s main street, the Taodomus hotel gives to his guest the chance to taste the magic atmosphere of Sicily, made of history, culture, art, shopping and nightlife. The Taodomus hotel Taormina, the best place for people who want to relax in a refined, quiet and welcoming space, is located between piazza del Duomo, with its famous baroque fountain, and Porta Catania, where Taormina’s main street, Corso Umberto I di Taormina, begins.
*'''Ariston''', Via Bagnoli Croce, +39 0942 643131 (''fax: +39 0942 643141'').
*'''Hotel Caparena''', Via Nazionale, 189, 98039 Taormina. Tel. +39 (0)942 65 20 33 0942 652033 - Fax +39 (0) 942 36 913 0942 36913 www.hotelcaparena.com [http://www.hotelcaparena.com][mailto:[email protected]]. Spacious rooms and luxurious living, the Hotel Caparena is a 4 star hotel located right on the beach in Taormina. Hotel features 3 restaurants, 3 bars and a Wellness and beauty centre.
===Splurge===
* <sleep name="Hotel Villa Angela Taormina" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.hotelvillaangela.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="">Home to Actors and Rock Stars.</sleep>
*'''Hotel Villa Carlotta Taormina''', Via Pirandello 81, 98039 Taormina (Messina) - Ph. +39 0942 626058, Fax 0039 +39 0942 23732 [http://www.hotelvillacarlottataormina.com]. Castle-like Sicilian villa.
*'''Taormina hotel Villa Ducale''', Via Leonardo da Vinci 60, 98039 Taormina (Messina) - Ph. +39 0942 28153, Fax 0039 +39 0942 28710 [http://www.villaducale.com]. Boutique hotel.
*'''Hotel Giardino dei Greci''', C.Da Sirina - Via dei Sei Mulini 98030 Giardini Naxos (Messina), Tel. +39 0942.51514, Fax +39 0942.550079 [http://www.giardinodeigreci.com/en/index.htm]. Right on the bay of Taormina, the delightful sea, ancient history and Sicilian traditions combined with lively summer gathering places, seaside promenades and sophisticated and typical locales.
* <sleep name="Hotel Imperiale" alt="" address="via Circonvallazione, 11 - 98039 - Taormina (ME)" directions="" phone="+39 0942 625202" email="[email protected]" fax="+39 0942 625978" url="http://www.hotelimperiale.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="">Located in the heart of Taormina's historic centre, the historic Hotel Imperiale was built at the beginning of the 20th century and reopened in 2009 after restructuring works. The design and the restructuring has been carried out in full observance of the styles and local materials, such as the widely used volcanic stone, and has been adapted to modern requirements.</sleep>
*'''Hotel Méditerranée ''', Via Circonvallazione, 61, Tel. 0039 +39 0942 23901• Fax: 0039 +39 0942 21231 [http://www.hotelmediterraneetaormina.com]. Top quality 4 star hotel overlooking the sea from a great height, with outdoor swimming pool, restaurant and large meeting facilities plus the option to use the private beach of the sister hotel on the coast.
*'''Hotel Villa Sirina''', Via Crocifisso, 30, 98039. Tel. +39 0942 51776, Fax +39 0942 51671. [http://www.villasirina.it/en/index.htm]. Villa Sirina is a historic villa located at the foot of Taormina with a wonderful view of the blue sea of Giardini-Naxos Bay.
*'''Hotel Villa Taormina''', Via Tommaso Fazzello, 39, 98039 Taormina (Messina), Ph. +39 0942 620072, Fax +39 0942.623003 [http://www.hotelvillataormina.it/en/index.htm]. An antique residence in the heart of Taormina surrounded by a typical Sicilian garden full of perfumed essences hosts the Hotel Villa Taormina, a small luxurious residence. Antique furnishings, a panoramic terrace with a splendid view.
*'''Hotel Villa Sant Andrea''', The Hotel Villa Sant'Andrea is ideally located on the bay of Mazzarò, in the immediate proximity of Taormina.
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