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Taormina Vacations

Taormina Vacations

Taormina, known also as “The Pearl of the Ionian Sea” is a small town on the east coast of the island of Sicily in Italy, located within a small bay on the Ionian Sea. The city is home to many fine restaurants, beaches, churches and other interesting places. Taormina is constantly being visited by tourists, making it a great place for adventure when visiting Italy.

To the south of Taormina, connected by a narrow stretch of sand, is Isola Bella. The Region of Sicily bought this island and actually turned it into a nature reserve. The island also has a small and rocky beach, which is a popular destination for anyone visiting Taormina. Further south, situated beside a bay, is the popular seaside resort of Giardini Naxos. The resort is located on the coast of the Ionian Sea on a bay between Cape Taormina and Cape Schiso.

There are many other amazing sights in Taormina which make it one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. For one, there is the Ancient Theater. This theater is one of the most celebrated ruins in Sicily, due to its remarkable preservation and its beautiful location. The design of the theater and horseshoe layout were constructed in the Ancient Greek design and was carved out of the rock on Mount Tauro, making it the second largest of its kind in Sicily. The Ancient Theater is now mostly used for opera, theatrical performances and concerts.

During the summer, there are a number of exhibitions and other events held in Taormina, as the city serves as the stage for pop and classical concerts, opera and important performances. Since 1983, the most important of these performances are realized by Taormina Arte, also known for being the institution that organizes one of the most famous music, theatre and dance festivals.

The Taormina Film Fest exhibition also moved permanently to Taormina in 1971, and has hosted many stars of international cinema over the years including Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Dietrich, Sophia Loren, Cary Grant, Robert De Niro, Tom Cruise and many others. For about twenty years, the Taormina Film Fest has also hosted the David of Donatello Awards with the some of the most famous Italian film stars.

Taormina even has some of its own distinguished stars. One of the many is Francesco Buzzurro, an Italian guitarist born in 1959. At age six Buzzurro began studying classical guitar, later obtaining a Master of Advanced Music from the International Arts Academy in Rome. Musicians such as Alberto Ponce, John Duarte, Stefano Palamidessi, David Russell and Hopkinson Smith taught Francesco. As a career, Francesco writes music for theater and television and even appears on radio and television programs.

Although she was not a born native of Taormina, Daphne, author of “A House in Sicily”, was a British writer. She actually spent most of her life in Taormina, Sicily, living in an elegant villa designed and built by her uncle, Robert. She entertained numerous writer and artist friends including Henry Faulkner, Roald Dahl, Bertrand Russell and Tennessee Williams.

The place to have the finest cuisine when visiting Taormina is Al Saraceno, a short distance away from the Madonna della Rocca historic church. It was built into the rock and at the foot of Taormina’s medieval castle in a breathtaking scenery, from where visitors can admire the majesty of Mount Etna and the gulf of Giardini Naxos.

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