Taormina private walking tour – Destination of the Grand Tour travelers since the middle of the 19th century, Taormina is still nowadays one of the most favorite goals for thousands of tourists coming to Sicily every year from all over the world.
For sure one of the reasons of its popularity is its charming atmosphere that allured in the past personalities such as Goethe, Oscar Wilde, T.H. Lawrence, Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor, Hemingway, Robert De Niro, Woody Allen.
Taormina private tour at a glance
The focal point of our Taormina private tour will be the Ancient Theatre, built by the Greeks in the 3rd century BC. The theatre was enlarged by the Romans about 600 years later and it is second, in terms of importance and size, only to the one of Syracuse. From here you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the town and the Naxos Bay. In around 2 hours you will discover the most important treasures of the town, the ancient theatre, the Odeon, the Corvaja Palace, the church of Santa Caterina, Corso Umberto, and Palace Dukes of Santo Stefano among the others.
You will be told in a relaxed and easy going way the many interesting and curious stories related to the ancient and recent past of this facinating little town and you will enjoy stunning views that will indelibly remain in your memory.
TAORMINA it is one of Italy’s most famous tourist resorts; it lays 205mt above the Ionian sea, on the Mount Tauro overlooking two big bays.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the town became one of the most popular winter resorts of the Mediterranean sea and a colony for aristocracy, bankers, artists, writers and intellectuals. D.H. Lawrence stayed here from 1920 to 1922, and in Taormina he composed some of his poems, novels, short stories and essays.
Founded in 358 BC by Greeks coming from the destroyed Naxos, which is just a couple of kilometers down at the coast, Taormina seemed to be a perfect location to avoid to be besieged again and since then it enjoyed also a great prosperity thanks to its strategic position.