The country of Italy is filled with magic, myth, legend, and history and the city of Taormina on the island of Sicily is no exception to this rule. Located on a hill over Monte Tauro, Taormina has a grand view of the surrounding area and of Mount Etna – Europe’s highest active volcano. Its favourable position means it has beautiful weather and the city is truly a prime tourist destination. Many ancient races, including the Greeks and the Romans, all at one point or another claimed this city as their own, and its unique architecture shows it.
If you are into architecture, then you will want to visit the Greek Theatre, the Roman ‘Naumachiae’ and the 13th century Cathedral of Saint Nicola. Other important sites are the 14th century Palazzo Corvaja and the 16th century Palace of the Dukes of Saint Stefano. The public gardens and the ancient abbey of ‘Badia Vecchia’ are two more areas that will satisfy your inner architect. Of course there are plenty more places to see, but these particular sites have exceptional architectural significance in the city.