Top 10 Things To Do In Taormina, Sicily

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Visit Parco Duca De Ceasar. A stunning park overlooking the coastline surrounding Taormina.
  10. 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!

Ash

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19 Comments

  1. Lisa Autumn on August 5, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    I wanted to visit Sicily for ages.. it looks beautiful! And I adore your outfit babe! Perfect!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  2. Roses for Fridays | by mia on August 5, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Beautiful place to be and such a wonderful guide as always … Merci Lovely! 🌷👍🏼🌷

    🌸🍃ROSES FOR FRIDAYS 🌸🍃| by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  3. Carmen Jenny on August 6, 2018 at 12:46 am

    Oh Sicily is very high up on my list! I love Italy and I am sure this place has its very own charm. This tips will definitely be remembered 🙂
    Thanks for sharing dear <3
    xx, Carmen – http://carmitive.com

  4. Ivana Split on August 6, 2018 at 1:21 am

    I stayed in Taormina for a whole month once (for work). It is an amazing place to visit for sure!!!

    https://modaodaradosti.blogspot.com/

  5. NatGutmor on August 6, 2018 at 8:21 am

    You look so beautiful in that perfect summer outfit! Thank you for sharing this list, I definitely have to visit Taormina!

    Lindifique

  6. Madison Taylor on August 6, 2018 at 10:53 am

    I like your flowy pants! That’s a pretty spot, the red flowers in the background are so pretty. I would love to go to Sicily someday, some of my dad’s family originated there. 🙂

    http://www.madisontaylor.co

  7. STYLECOME on August 6, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Full of vitality and jumping sense

  8. Josipa on August 6, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    I’m in love with the photos! So beautiful!

    Josipa.
    http://curlyjosephine.blogspot.ba/

  9. Jenelle on August 6, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Cannoli is my favourite non-gelato dessert! Yuuuuuuum! Ricotta! This place looked incredible, adding to the list, thank you for the tip!
    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com

  10. Jessica on August 6, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    You’re looking gorgeous out there dear! I absolutely love the outfit, so chic and sexy! Anyway, thanks for the lovely guide.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  11. Elena Isabelle on August 6, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    sicily is so high on my travel list. i just love italy so much and i’m dying to go back.
    ❤︎

    http://www.elenaisabelle.com

  12. Francesca on August 7, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    I’ve been reading travel blog posts all day and now I have the travel bug! These photos look so beautiful and makes me want to hop on the next plane that lands! Haha. Keep it up girl!

    xx F

    Frank Vinyl : A California Fashion Blog

  13. justatinabit on August 7, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    It looks sooo beautiful there and how fabulous is your outfit! Can you take me on your next trip please?!? hehe Miss you love!!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

  14. Radi on August 7, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    So gorgeous! I’m in for the cocktails hahaha

    http://www.fashionradi.com

  15. BB Foxy on August 9, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    Wonderful ♥ I#m totally in love with your dress..

    Love BB Foxy
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  16. Fictitious Fashion on August 10, 2018 at 1:54 am

    Beautiful pictures. Love your outfit!
    The cafe looks amazing.

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  17. Sonia De Macedo (@soniademacedo) on August 12, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Ooooh eating cannoli’s in Italy would be so dreamy. Everyone always talks about pasta first. How can we forget the sweets and gelatti! Noms.

    Sxx
    daringcoco.com

  18. Miki (@mikialamode) on August 14, 2018 at 4:26 am

    Such a cute outfit. I love your printed trousers. Your outfit is giving me all the vibes babe!
    I want to visit Taomarina! I’ve only been to Palermo and waiting for hubby to have time to see Sicily since his famiy is from there. Will have to refer to this guide when I go. 🙂
    Thanks babe!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

  19. Sonia Aicha on August 15, 2018 at 2:11 am

    such a dreamy place, now I want to visit 🙂 beautiful pictures,
    thanks for sharing.
    Sonia
    http://www.soniaaicha.com

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