Taormina is one of the most beautiful and magical places in the world. For many tourists from all over the world, Taormina is a must-see destination.
The enchanting town lies on a rocky plateau of Mount Tauro overhanging the Ionian Sea, at a height of about 250 meters.
Great is Taormina’s artistic, historical and cultural heritage, coupled with the healthy climate and scenic beauty, has attracted visitors since the mid-eighteenth century.
In the years preceding the outbreak of the First World War, Taormina was attended by exceptional guests: Rotschild, Morgan, Krupp, Gabriele D’Annunzio, Edward VII and Giorgio V of England, Emperor of Germany Wilhelm II.
There were also many foreigners who resided there permanently. Among these are the painter Ottone Geleng, the German estonian photographer Guglielmo Von Gloeden and the novelist and poet English D.H. Lawrence.
Those, who were the first admirers of Taormina, recalled many aristocratic characters from all over Europe and made it an elite destination for many years, especially during the winter.
Today Taormina has become one of the most well-known tourist resorts in the world. Luxurious hotels and small guesthouses or B & Bs can accommodate a large number of tourists throughout the year.