Located on the east coast of Sicily, on the Monte Tauro, the beautiful city of Taormina has views westwards to the spectacular Mount Etna and eastwards to the sea. The quaint cobbled streets of the town are framed by churches, restaurants and a plethora of upmarket boutique shops. Narrow alleyways peel off the main thoroughfares, with tantalising views of streetside stalls selling lemons, bougainvillea strewn piazzas and restaurant terraces and the sparkling sea at the end. Along with the food, drink and shopping, holidaymakers book flights to Taormina for the sightseeing. One of the biggest draws is the old Roman amphitheatre; around which tourists flock at dusk, to see the amphitheatre and Mount Etna silhouetted by the setting sun.
There are no direct flights to Taormina, but numerous airlines fly to Palermo, and a few to the closer Catania Fontanarossa. Transfer time from either is brief, but it is wise to hire a car in order to see the stunning surrounding area with ease. There are also ferries from Reggio di Calabria on the mainland across to Messina.