Szicíliai körutazás – 2019 – 7.

Utunk vége felé járunk, holnap hazarepülünk, de még hátravan néhány igazi csoda.

Athénból Taorminába siettem, ahol reám várt egy olyan naplemente, amellyel tisztában voltam, hogy az lesz a világnak a legszínesebb napút-festménye. Itt sem kellett gondolkoznom sokáig a kivitelre nézve, mindennel tisztában voltam

– írta Csontváry Kosztka Tivadar a csodás szicíliai görög emlék megpillantásáról, és egyik legszebb művének ihletéséről.


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Santa Teresa di Riva - Sicily



Castelmola - Sicily




Taormina - Sicily



Taormina – Luxury tourism in Sicily

Taormina is a medieval city of a priceless historical value that is a must stop for the visitors who travel to Sicily every year. And it is not surprising after finding in every corner the inherited wealth of being one of the old capitals of Sicily.

The lights, the cleaning of the streets, the flowers … clearly the city council cares about the look of Taormina before the watchful eyes of thousands of tourists who travel to the city every season.

the best of Taormina was the views from the Madonna della Rocca Sanctuary. We completed this “via crucis” twice. One after returning from Isola Bella and the other in the morning very early to see the sunrise. The path is easy, since it is based on steps, but the steepness can make it quite exhausting. Disregarding the steps it is absolutely worth it, In less than half an hour you can have the best views of Taormina in front of you. From there you can not only see the medieval city, but behind you have an incredible showcase of the Volcano Etna.

One of the best places where you can eat in Taormina is the Pizzeria Villa Zuccaro. This restaurant won the prize for the second best pizza in the world.

Taormina seen from Sanctuary Madonna della Rocca Sicily Italy

Etna volcano seen from Sanctuary Madonna della Rocca at sunrise in Taormina Sicily Italy

Isola Bella

Although Taormina is on the coast it rises 200 meters above sea level. To get to Isola Bella you can walk up a steep slope in which it will take about an hour.

Another option is to take a funicular with a one-way ticket for a price of € 3. We opted for the funicular and all of a sudden we were in the blue waters of the bay of Mazzaró.

Taormina Beaches

Taormina görög színház

  • Via Teatro Greco 40, 98039 Taormina
  • +39 0942 23220
  • Official website
  • 10 €
  • 9am-1hr before dusk

Taormina Greek Theatre

Taormina Greek Theatre

Villa Communale

  • Via Roma, 98039 Taormina


Victor Emmanuel Square (Piazza Vittorio Emanuele)

  • Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 98039 Taormina

Victor Emmanuel Square (Piazza Vittorio Emanuele)

Taormina Castle

  • Via Madona-della-Rocca, 98039 Taormina
  • hiking to the castle is strongly discouraged in summer. Closed indefinitely

Giardini Naxos - Sicily


  • Via Schisò, 98030 Naxos
  • +39 0942 51001
  •  4 €
  • summer: 9am-6.30pm; rest of year: 9am-1hr before dusk

Giardini Naxos


Calatabiano - Sicily




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Norman Castle

  • Piazza Castello, 95021 Aci-Castello
  • 3 €
  • 9am-1pm, 4pm-8pm (3pm-5pm in winter)

Norman fortress of Aci Castello


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