A delightful little town, loved by famous writers and artists such as Goethe, Maupassant, Rouel and others, Taormina fascinates with its natural beauty, its monuments, its historical buildings and its crystal clear sea, where the beautiful Isola Bella lies.
Founded by Greek colonists, Taormina has been Roman Arab, Norman, Swabian, Angevin, Aragonese, before passing to the Habsburgs and ultimately returning to the Spaniards under the Bourbon banner until 1860.
Among the monuments and places to visit : the medieval cathedral, the great Greek-Roman Theatre, the Roman theater Odeon, Palazzo Corvaja, the wonderful nature reserve of Isola Bella, and the long red brick facade of the Roman era called Naumachie stand out.
Here, the Taormina Film Festival takes place. One of the most qualified Italian cinema summer events, renowned for the participation of the most prestigious figures of the International film industry and for spectacular outdoor screenings with the ancient Greek amphitheater in the background.