The beautiful town of Taormina, Sicily is fast becoming one of Europe's more popular travel destinations. In ancient times Taormina was a Greek colony (back then called Tauromenium), dating from about 400 BC, which submitted to Roman authority during the Second Punic War in 212 BC.
From a tourists point of view Taormina is a veritable paradise. With beautiful beach areas (accessible via a Funicular) along the coastline, the warm Ionian sea awaits with a high salt content and a remarkably warm temperature.
Taormina is nestled in among an extremely hilly coastline, and is about 3/4 of an hours drive away from Europe's largest active volcano, Mt. Etna. The countryside is spotted with small traditional hamlets, filled with gelato shops, unique churches and friendly townspeople. Taormina is also blessed with a large outdoor amphitheatre, which to this day hosts large concerts of popular contemporary artists .
Hotels in Taormina, Sicily
Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Framon Grand Hotel Timeo
Taormina's premier hotel - set opposite the suggestive Greek theatre - dates back to 1873 and is the perfect expression of Framon style. The hotel is surrounded by a 25.000 m� park filled with cypress, olive, palm, magnolia, almond, mulberry, citrus and bouganvillea trees. All the exquisitely furnished rooms have balconies or terraces.
Grand Hotel San Pietro
The Grand Hotel San Pietro is a modern Hotel set on a hillside overlooking the sea with views of Isolabella Bay And Mount Etna, 900 meters from the historical center of Taormina. This six-floor Hotel features 63 air-conditioned guestrooms, all of which are individually designed with different colour schemes, elegant sicilian wood furniture, and parquet floors.
Good Value for Money in Taormina
Monte Tauro Hotel
Monte Tauro is a modern hotel built into the steep cliffs in Taormina, 400 metres from the town centre. Overlooking the sea, the hotel commands stunning views of the coastline from the gulf of naxos all the way across to Mount Etna. The 100 air-conditioned guestrooms featuring contemporary decor with sleek modern furniture and parquet floors. All have furnished balconies with sea views and include bathrooms with bathrobes, slippers and hair dryers, cable television with pay movies, complimentary high-speed internet connections, safes and minibars.
Budget Hotels in Taormina
Hotel Park Hotel Silemi
A modern property with its own private beach, Park Hotel Silemi is set on Sicily's south coast, three miles from Taormina city centre. The 48 air-conditioned guestrooms are decorated in simple white with tiled floors, and open onto balconies with sea views. All rooms include cable television, minibars, safes, and hair dryers.