Taormina City Guide is a little introduction to one of the most beautiful holiday sites in Italy. Idyllically perched on a rocky promontory high above the sea, Taormina has been the most popular tourist destination in Sicily for over 200 years, ever since it became an integral part of the Grand Tour. Beautifully restored medieval buildings, breathtaking views around every corner and a giddy network of winding streets strewn with little shops, cozy cafes and restaurants make for a perfect relaxing holiday spot.
Taormina’s past in Sicily’s history in a microcosm: Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Swabians, the French and the Spanish all came, stopped, saw, conquered and left monuments and ruins. Today, Taormina lives on tourism. Visitors flock from all over the world to see its Greek-Roman theatre, to walk leisurely along its perfectly preserved medieval streets, to admire its dramatic views of Mount Etna and the bay of Giardini-Naxos and to immerse themselves in the archetypal Mediterranean la dolce vita atmosphere.
The Hotel Villa Carlotta’s location allows its visitors to enjoy all the best sites of Taormina in a short walk, providing stunning views of either the coastline, the Mediterranean sea and the majestic Mount Etna. The Hotel Villa Carlotta retains all the magical world of the town of Taormina in itself !