Hey my lovelies! Today I am sharing with you my Taormina, Sicily travel blog/Vlog with you. Here are my top tips of what to do and eat while you are in Taormina. I’ll show you where to find best cannoli and pasta and gelato! All listed below:
- Explore Taormina old town: I would recommend to go early if you would like to get photos, nobody starts waking up before about 7:45am. If you want to even beat the delivery men stocking the shops and restaurants, get out there at 7am and you’ll have the whole town to yourself. Then save your social time for the night – I love that so many Italians have their summer holiday here, they all wander around the town with their families late into the evening, the town square will still be packed at midnight.
- Eat Cannoli at La Pignolata Guinness Taormina. They’ve been around for 40 years and they know what they’re doing! Opens from 16:00-24:00. One cannolo cost 2 Euros. They will make this fresh right in front of you. I made the mistake of buying a premade one at one of the tourist traps and had to throw it out because it was so disappointing. So don’t make that mistake!
- Eat at Ostera de Rita: We just stumbled across this restaurant by accident. There’s usually a queue but it’s worth the wait. They serve the best seafood pasta here! They will give you a complimentary bruschetta so you don’t have to order one. Save yourself for other amazing dishes. Staff are nice, they will warn you against over ordering.
- Visit Isola Bella Beach. By far one of the most beautiful beaches in Sicily. The water is crystal clear. You can either get the cable car down from Taormina town or walk down the huge set of steps. (Make sure you have good shoes!) It can get quite crowded so if you are not hiring a sun lounge, get down early to claim your spot. Otherwise your hotel should be able to book you a sun lounge at one of the lidos for around 20 euros for the day. We spent a day at Pizzichella beach club. We had Marco looking after us for the day and it was just lovely. The seafood pasta was good.
- Go shopping in Corso Umberto. Taormina has so many amazing stores and amazing handmade ceramics. I’m not much of a kitchen person but I had to buy something for my house because it was so cute. Make sure you check out the dress boutiques, I found amazing local pieces that were perfect for late summer nights in the old town.
- Cocktails at Daiquiri: This was one of my favourite spots in Taormina to have cocktails. You sit on the cute steps of Taormina and just people watch. It’s situated right in front of a square. Amazing service and best tasting cocktails. The cocktails aren’t cheap, but you get a massive tray of snacks with them.
- Visit the Greek Theatre (Teatro Greco) You can check out the site to see what events and shows might be on while you are there. If nothing excites you, just visit during the day – it’s a beautiful place just to wander around. Amazing views looking over Taormina town and the sea.
- Watch Italian Opera in Taormina. Ticket is around 20 euros. A fun night out watching classic songs in the middle of Taormina old town. The ticket includes mid-show drinks on their rooftop terrace. I would try to get there early to get a good seat. Also find a seat that’s near an air conditioning!! Otherwise it can get very hot. It’s not really for serious opera buffs, but the performers put their heart into the show and it’s great to support local entertainers.
- Visit Parco Duca De Ceasar. A stunning park overlooking the coastline surrounding Taormina.
- Stay at Hotel Villa Carlotta. The hotel is situated just outside of the main part of Taormina. Has a pool (a little rare as you get closer to the old town) and the breakfast is amazing. Fantastic and friendly service.
Thank you so much for reading! Happy Summer Holidays!
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