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Surroundings

Taormina

Taormina is a hillside city on the eastern coast of Sicily. It is located near Mount Etna, an active volcano with paths that lead up to the peak. The city is known for the Ancient Taormina Theatre, an old Greco-Roman theatre that is still in operation. Near the theatre, the cliffs that descend to the sea create coves with sandy beaches.

A thin stretch of sand connects to the minuscule Isola Bella, a nature reserve. The distance from Taormina, the Ionian pearl, is 6 km. Once there you can visit the ancient Greco-Roman theatre, the Town Hall, Palazzo Corvaja, and the Cathedral of Taormina, which is dedicated to St. Nicholas of Bari and also called the “Cathedral fortress.”

Isola Bella

Isola Bella is a protected nature reserve that can be visited. An uphill path winds under the lush nature dotted with picturesque buildings surrounded by greenery and breathtaking views.

Casa Cuseni

The Casa Cuseni museum is a permanent, non-profit institution. The museum specialises in paintings from the English Grand Tour in Sicily and the Orient and holds the collections of British painter, Robert Hawthorn Kitson.

Giardini Naxos

Giardini Naxos, the first Greek colony in Sicily, is a must-see tourist attraction for those who love the sea. Distance 3 km.

Etna

Etna or Mongibello is a Sicilian volcano that originated in the  Quaternary and is the highest active terrestrial volcano of the Eurasian plate. In 2013, the 37th session of the UNESCO Committee included Mount Etna in the list World Heritage Sites.

Alcantara River

Giardini Naxos, the first Greek colony in Sicily, is a must-see tourist attraction for those who love the sea. Distance 3 km.

Gole dell’Alcantara

Unspoiled environments and breathtaking scenes, traditions to discover, and places to visit.
The entire area is made up of waterfalls and lakes, the classic “Gurne,” and deep and picturesque gorges, known as the “Gole dell’Alcantara,” which are located between Castiglione di Sicilia and Motta Camastra.