Discover Taormina, the Pearl of the Mediterranean
Sicily is a wonderful land, full of welcoming people, colors and flavors to discover. A well-known and desired destination in this beautiful region is certainly Taormina, a town also known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean, thanks to its strategic position and the uniqueness of its territory.
It is a characteristic town that is set on two levels: the lower part where the famous Isola Bella is located, the upper part where the historic center is located and where it is possible to visit the suggestive Greek Theater, the Villa Comunale and to walk among the characteristic alleys that branch off from the main street, Corso Umberto I.
The best food and wine experiences in Taormina
This land is renowned not only for its characteristic beauty but also for Sicilian food and wine. Often due to the limited time available it is difficult to reconcile an artistic-cultural visit with food and wine experiences to taste the typical products and typical dishes of the area.
It is actually possible to participate in fun and authentic food and wine experiences in Taormina that allow you to get to know and discover the most beautiful places in this town and to taste the typical Sicilian food and wine products.
Among the most amazing food tours there are two: The good and the beautiful of Taormina, which combines culture, food and wine with a visit to the Greek Theater and the tasting of various typical products; Taormina food tour to taste sweet, to savory products and local wines during a walk in the historic city center.
If the Taormina food and wine tour is not what you are looking for, you can join the authentic home cooking class in Taormina to make and enjoy typical recipes, with a real Sicilian family. This cooking class will allow you to spend a day as a true Sicilian, creating the recipes of the most loved and known dishes, such as arancini and cannoli, in a traditional setting.
In Taormina there is a beautiful island
If you are in Taormina you cannot stop and visit only the historic center.
A peculiarity of this town, in fact, is the presence of Isola Bella, attached to the city by a strip of sand, famous for its naturalistic beauty as well as for its artistic and cultural value.
The island enjoys a luxuriant and exotic flora and fauna, thanks to Lady Florence Treveylan, a botany enthusiast who enriched it with rare tropical plants which, combined with the Maquis shrubland (Macchia Mediterranea, the typical shrubland biome of the Mediterranean region), create an evocative play of colors to this day. There is also an English park with small buildings, turrets and stairs and the “Hallington Siculo” garden from where you can see Mount Etna in the distance, a very suggestive place.
The peculiar flora attracts various birds and reptiles, such as the red-breasted lizard and many types of water birds, along with peacocks, canaries and parrots that the wealthy English woman loved.
To get to this splendid destination, from the upper part of the town, you can use the practical cable car active all day or, if you feel up to it, you can reach it on foot. It’s a beautiful and suggestive walk from via Pirandello to the Belvedere (viewpoint of Taormina), passing through a path that leads directly to the entrance of Isola Bella.
What to do in Isola Bella? A stop on the beach is mandatory! Despite the presence of stones not appreciated by everyone, the color and transparency of the water will win you over. Grab a mask and snorkel and dive into the discovery of the seabed.
If you are reckless and looking for adrenaline, a dip from the Faraglioni (stacks) on the east side of the island will be right for you!
If you are not a beach lover or prefer a cultural visit, then you cannot miss the Isola Bella Museum and Villa Caronia with its botanical garden.
In short, this land is to be experienced and discovered through food and wine experiences in Taormina and the visit to the most beautiful and renowned artistic and cultural places.