TAORMINA AND THE SURROUNDINGS
Taormina is a town divided between art and tourism, framed with a rocky, sandy overgrown landscape, with an historical and monumental itinerary dominated by the Ancient Theatre on one hand and chic and elegant clubs on the other.
Writers such as Goethe and DH Lawrence, felt in love with glorious landscapes beyond the bays, and were used to spread its charm with clever words, which let the reader imagine the beauty of these places.
Taormina became the greater touristic area in Sicily, the small town, in the province on Messina, near to Catania, has 11.000 inhabitants, laying on Mount Tauro coast, opposite the sea.
The town is a unicum characterized by an extraordinary twine of precious architectural, urban and landscape elements stud of luxuriant gardens with historical and monumental value.
Taormina, glorified by Etna majesty, by Capo Taormina and Isola Bella enchanting coast, had been described by Maupassant like this: “If someone should spend just one day in Sicily and should ask what is needed to see, I’ll reply, with no doubts, Taormina. It’s only a landscape, but a landscape where it seems to find everything had been created on earth to seduce eyes, mind and fantasy”.