Giardini Naxos (Taormina), Sicily, Italy

Giardini Naxos (Taormina), Sicily, Italy

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Sicily's popular seaside resort

This island off the tip of the Italian boot is the largest in the Mediterranean. Mountainous and rugged, its highest point is the tip of that infamous firebrand, the still active Mt. Etna at 10,900 feet.

Enriched by this volcanic soil, the surrounding farmland produces lush crops of olives, citrus, and grapes. Climbing higher you’d find forests, the scars left by old lava flows, and eventually the crater where smoke and simmering lava is sometimes visible.

Taormina is a lovely small medieval town perched on high cliffs, with spectacular views over the bay and rugged coastline below.

Greco-roman Theater

Greco-roman Theater

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Greco-roman Theater

Greco-roman Theater

Built in the 3rd century BC and still in use today, the Taormina Theater stands on a perfect site—on a hill over 700 feet above the sea, with a stunning view of the bay and the peak of Mount Etna in the distance.

Tindari

Tindari

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Tindari

Tindari

Founded in 296 BC, Tindari was once a Greek colony and today is famous for its sanctuary dedicated to the Black Madonna, perched high on a cliff. Explore ancient ruins, the church, and enjoy the gorgeous Tindari Lagoon.

Best Of Sicily: Mount Etna & Taormina

Best Of Sicily: Mount Etna & Taormina

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Best Of Sicily: Mount Etna & Taormina

Best Of Sicily: Mount Etna & Taormina

Explore the village of Taormina, perched on a terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with the snow-capped peak of Mount Etna in the distance. Drive to Europe's largest active volcano to walk the Silvestri Spent Craters before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant.

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Giardini Naxos (Taormina), Sicily, Italy At a glance

Current Weather:
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Currency:
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  • 68.10
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Local Details:
GPS: 37°51'5.89"N 15°17'7.13"E
Size: 5.00 KM2 (1.93 MI2)
Population: 9,502
Density: 1,900 Pop/KM2 (734 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +39

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