Taormina apartments, experience the best of the Sicilian shoreline
Taormina is a small town on the east coast of Sicily, between the Ionian Sea and the dramatic, snow-capped Mount Etna. It's been loved since the 19th century by artists and writers such as Truman Capote and Alexandre Dumas and today the town is regularly frequented by celebrities. Taormina apartments are an affordable and independent way to get to know the place. Taormina has an impressive relic from ancient times in the Teatro Greco, which is a theatre carved out of the rock in the third century BC. In the summer, the theatre hosts Taormina Arte, a festival with music and dance performances. The ruins of the Ancient Greek gymnasium can also be seen and the two city gates are still standing; the Porta Messina on the north side and the Porta Catania on the south side, both named after the cities they face.
Activities in Taormina
North of Taormina is the village of Castelmola and while the walk up there can be steep at times, it's one of the most recommended activities for those staying in a villa in Taormina because of the incredible views across the countryside and the sea. Another must see is Isola Bella, a tiny island nature reserve that is connected to the mainland by a sand bank at the beach. Excursions can also be made to Mount Etna Nature Park. When staying in a villa Taormina one must try plenty of delicious local food, whether in one of the town's numerous excellent restaurants or trattorias, or handpicked from the market for some cooking in the comfort of your holiday home. Typical Sicilian specialities include olives, pine nuts, capers, sardines, tuna, and aubergine,making the local cuisine rich and exotic, a true representation of the Mediterranean and Southern Italy. Some of the most popular dishes include caponata, an antipasto, and brioche con gelato, a sort of ice cream sandwich.
If you want to stay in Sicily, why not extend your trip in Italy by visiting some of the Aeolian Islands to experience the Italian archipelago and the unique culture and surroundings that it holds.