Where is Taormina situated ?
Sicily is the largest island of the Mediterranean and has a long and rich history . Taormina is a small town ,located on the coast line between Messina and Catania .
General infomration on Taormina ?
Habitants of approximately 10,000 you can see more general information on Taormina wikipedia page : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taormina
A great brief video to see a glance of Sicily’s history in 100 seconds : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2HGQ71A5xQ
How do we get to Taormina ?
Taxi : Villa Britannia can help with any private transfers from all Sicilian airports
Bus : In the summer high season there are local buses , runs every hour. To see the exact timetables and schedules please click here http://www.interbus.it
Train : From the airport you can get buses to the train station and a direct train to Taormina. To see timetable and schedules :http://www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=ad1ce14114bc9110VgnVCM10000080a3e90aRCRD
What’s the weather like in Taormina ?
Taormina has mild winters with some rain patches from November – February. Warm temperatures and mainly sunny in spring March- June .
Hot summers with a few brief thunder storms especially is August which is our hottest month.
How do we get around in Taormina ?
Taormina is extremely small which means that everything is accessible on foot . There is no need of a car in the town as parking is difficult but if you want to travel further a field whilst staying in Taormina a car is a good option.
Taormina has a cable car service which runs every 15 minutes( 8.am – 12 pm ) which takes you directly to the local beaches.
What are Taormina’s main features and attractions ?
As Taormina is based on a hill , the views over sea coast and Etna are breath taking . The Greek theatre, Cathedrals, Art gallery , Museums , public gardens are all well worth visiting .
What does Taormina offer regarding sea and beaches ?
Taormina has two beaches Mazzarò and Isolabella . Both very different , Mazzaro being sandy offering many water activities and various beach lidos to pick from. Isolabella has fantastic views , rocky ,provides both public and private beaches with small characteristic lidos , brilliant scuba diving and diving facilities . Access to Isolabella means going up and down approximately 300 steps.
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