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Taormina Hotels & Holidays

About Taormina

Set high on Sicily's Monte Tauro in picturesque natural beauty and commanding breathtaking views over two rugged bays below, Taormina has captured the imagination of great travellers and writers for many decades. It is widely considered the most beautiful town in Sicily with its semi-tropical palms, bougainvillea and orange trees. With its charming pedestrianised streets and small piazzas, it enjoys stunning views of the coast with Mount Etna rising in the distance.

Multi Centre Holidays

Experience the best of both worlds and combine your Taormina holiday with another Italian destination. Citalia offer a fantastic range of multi centre holidays, perfect for taking in all that Italy has to offer.

The Highlights

  • Greco-Roman amphitheatre
  • 14th Century Palazzo Corvaia
  • Mazzarò Beach
  • Ruins of ancient Naxos at Capo Schisò
  • Verdant Isola Bella

Excursions

Please note excursions operate seasonally.

Mount Etna & Alcantara (to 1,900 metres): An enjoyable exploration of Etna's amazing volcanic countryside, incorporating a stop at the unique Alcantara Gorge. You will be able to enjoy Sicily's most famous natural landmark and experience the most magnificent views from 1,900 metres.

For even more magnificent views, it is possible to take the ascent up to 2,900 metres, which you can book on the day of your excursion (approx. 65 euros, payable locally). However if you know in advance you would like to do this, we recommend booking the Premium Mount Etna excursion as its more cost effective

Operates: Wednesday (subject to minimum numbers)
Departure: From 8am
Duration: Full Day
From: £40

Island of Lipari & Vulcano : Thanks to the whitewashed villages, olive groves and beautiful flowering plants, Sicily's Aeolian Islands are truly breathtaking. The big attractions here are the mud baths and the volcano that belches sulphurous smoke out in dragon puffs.

Operates: Friday (subject to minimum numbers)

Please Note: The landing fee and entrance fees to the mudbaths and museum are not included in the price and are payable locally.
Departure: From 7am
Duration: Full Day
From: £64

In 'The Godfather's' Footsteps: A laid back, fun excursion which takes in some breathtaking scenery. You will re-live some of the Godfather scenes, sit in Marlon Brando's chair in the famous Bar Vitelli, walk down the alleys in Al Pacino's footsteps and visit the Church where Michael Corleone got married in the film. Even if you're not a fan of the films, the views from these cliff top villages are second to none.

Operates: Saturday (subject to minimum numbers)
Departure: From 9.30am
Duration: Half Day
From: £31

Premium Mount Etna & Alcantara (to 2,900 metres): In addition to the above, you'll take a breathtaking ascent to the main crater by cable car and jeep where you'll enjoy the amazing views from 2,900 metres.

Operates: Wednesday (subject to minimum numbers)

Please Note: The lift down to the gorge (approx. 4 euros) is payable locally.
Departure: From 8am
Duration: Full Day
From: £86

Temples of Agrigento & Piazza Armerina: Explore Italy's finest classical Greek temples at Agrigento. The valley and its remarkable temples are one of the most famous sites in Sicily's UNESCO Patrimony. You will have time for a lunch break along the beautiful San Leone seafront before the tour continues to the 'Villa Romana del Casale' at Piazza Armerina, where polychrome mosaics represent the most important surviving documentation of Roman civilization in Sicily. This is a fascinating insight into Sicily's Imperial Age.

Operates: Friday (subject to minimum numbers)

Please Note: Entrance fees to the temples (approx. 11 euros) and mosaics (approx. 10 euros) are payable locally.
Departure: From 6am
Duration: Full Day
From: £46

Syracuse: Siracusa is a beautiful mix of Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Art just waiting to be explored. It is steeped in rich legends and history. First you will visit the famous archaeological area, where the expert guide will bring it to life. Imagine the representation of the tragedies in the largest Greek theatre of Sicily and then poke your head in the cave called Dionysius' Ear, where every prisoner's whisper was brought to the surface by its acoustics, and imagine the magnificence of his Tyrants having a look to the Altar of Hiero II. After that you will visit the bustling town of Ortigia, enjoying the picturesque cobbled streets of and the majestic cathedral built on layers of history, as well as the elegant shops and cafes.

Operates: Tuesday (subject to minimum numbers)
Departure: From 7.30am
Duration: Full Day
From: £43

Hotels in Taormina

Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, Taormina
Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo , Taormina
Rating: 5
The Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo dates back to 1873 and successfully recreates the atmosphere and...
Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea, Taormina
Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea , Taormina
Rating: 5
Wonderfully situated on the Bay of Mazzarò, the deluxe Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea enjoys an...
Hotel Caparena & Wellness Club, Taormina
Hotel Caparena & Wellness Club , Taormina
Rating: 4
The Mediterranean-style Hotel Caparena & Wellness Club provides a comfortable and stylish...
Hotel Excelsior Palace, Taormina
Hotel Excelsior Palace , Taormina
Rating: 4
Located only a minute's walk from Taormina's shops, restaurants and sights, the Hotel Excelsior...
Grand Hotel Mazzarò Sea Palace, Taormina
Grand Hotel Mazzarò Sea Palace , Taormina
Rating: 5
Superbly situated in the picturesque bay of Mazzarò, close to the cable car service up to Taormina,...
Grand Hotel Miramare, Taormina
Grand Hotel Miramare , Taormina
Rating: 4
Set in the hillside just below Taormina's town centre, the Grand Hotel Miramare looks out over the...
Grand Hotel San Pietro, Taormina
Grand Hotel San Pietro , Taormina
Rating: 5
The sophisticated Grand Hotel San Pietro, a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux group,...
Hotel Villa Belvedere, Taormina
Hotel Villa Belvedere , Taormina
Rating: 4
Conveniently situated, the Hotel Villa Belvedere is a delightful hotel with a welcoming atmosphere...
Hotel Villa Diodoro, Taormina
Hotel Villa Diodoro , Taormina
Rating: 4
Hotel Villa Diodoro enjoys a prime position that affords stunning views of the bay from the...
Hotel Imperiale Taormina, Taormina
Hotel Imperiale Taormina , Taormina
Rating: 5
Dating back to the beginning of the 20th century, Hotel Imperiale Taormina has been carefully...
Hotel Ipanema, Taormina
Hotel Ipanema , Taormina
Rating: 4
The Hotel Ipanema provides good value for money accommodation in an enviable location in Taormina...
Hotel San Domenico Palace, Taormina
Hotel San Domenico Palace , Taormina
Rating: 5
Step back in time with the majestic Hotel San Domenico Palace, an architectural delight combined...
Villa Bianca Hotel, Taormina
Villa Bianca Hotel , Taormina
Ideally placed next to the cable car that runs to Taormina and overlooking the bay of Mazzarò, the...
Villa Paradiso, Taormina
Villa Paradiso , Taormina
Rating: 4
Formerly a private villa, this charming family-run hotel has retained many of the original...