My wife and I are really considering coming to Taormina this January and touring the eastern cost of the region. We are concerned about the weather. We don't expect it to be beach weather but being from the States we were thinking that it would be warmer. We have read that many of the homes don't have a heat source in the home for the Winter?
Anyway, can anyone tell me what to expect in terms of weather and if this is a really bad idea?
Also, can some recommend a hotel in the area and maybe some not to miss attractions?
We are flying into Catania from London early October and staying in Taormina for 4 nights.
During this trip, apart from visiting the historical sites in Taormina we intend to visit Mount Etna (probably on a guided tour)and and spend some time on the beach & swimming in the sea. we will also visit Catania for a day from Taormina.
We will have 3 more nights to spend in Sicily and thought about staying in Siracusa for those nights, visiting the local historical sites including Ortygia.
The questions are:
1. Is it best to pick up a rent car in Catania airport & use it for driving to Taormina, then Siracusa and back to the airport , as well as getting about the area generally, OR would we be better relying on buses & trains? ( I have driven in Palermo on a previous trip and found it stressful, but good for getting away from Palermo to e.g. Agrigento)
2. Is the balance right (i.e. 4 nights Taormina, 3 nights Siracusa) or would anyone recommend a different split, or indeed a different 2nd location other than Siracusa)?
3. A friend recommended a boat trip booked from Taormina to visit Stromboli at night - any views on this please?
Any advice on these questions, or general recommendations when visiting this area will be welcome.
Thanks in advance - jayarrscott.
4 of us will be staying in Taormina April 23-27, 2011 and would like to take a day boat tour of the Aeolian Islands. Can we avoid driving to Milazzo?
We are arriving in Taormina by cruise boat and anchering in Giardini Nexos.
Instead of taking a taxi to Taormina, we would like to take a local bus. Does any one have any information regarding location of bus stop, how much will it be and how oftern does it run?
Is there any other way to go to Taormina?
Is there a funicular service on the shore that we can walk to? and if so how much is it?
Any information will be helpful.
Does anyone know a good small hotel just off the square in taormina? I have seen so many on-line that I am dizzy!
What time does the cable car stop running at night.Thanks-
Is there any way to get to Taormina once you arrive in Sicilyother than driving yourself?
We need to get to the Catania airport by 6AM! Does anyone know the best (and inexpensive) way to get their from Toarmina? We would like to not have to get a hotel for our last night in Catania if possible. I hear d the bus may be best to get right ot airport or a "taxi"
Any advise would be appreciated.
What sites should we go to if we are doing our own walking tour? Trying to avoid paying extra for something we can do on our own. We will be in Toarmina for 1 day only as part of the cruise ship itinerary.
Does anyone know anything about Hotel Villa Paradiso? Does it have parking? What about parking in Taormina? How much and where?
Would appreciate your advice in helping me decide whether I shall spend my next 5 day holiday in Giardini Naxos or Taormina.I shall be travelling with my husband and 2 year old son, and would like to go somewhere not extremely expensive, with good food and with a good number of shops and restaurant since we wouldn't like to stay inside the hotel in the evening. We're going in March 2010
My husband and I are thinking of renting in Toarmina in Feb. and March of 2011. How cold does it get and does it eliminate some outdoor activities? I appreciate any help I can get.
I planned to spend relaxing holidays with my wife in Taormina during the first two weeks of September.
I'm going to make a reservation at the Hotel Villa Schuler as I found this place very comfortable and from their own website (www.hotelvillaschuler.com) seems to be runned with passion.
Does anyone know this hotel? Do you have any other suggestion?
I just want to be sure to make the right choice...
How is the street that connects Taormina-center with the sea-area (Mazzarò) and Giardini Naxos?I'd want to rent a 125cc scooter to explore easily the area,durin the night too...is it very dangerous?Are there a lot of scooters on the streets?
Rome FCO to Catania should I fly Meridiana or Air One
Posted: Mon June 8, 2009 11:34 PM UTC
I need to fly from FCO to Catania and have been looking at prices and schedules. I am flying into FCO on August 1 at 8:05 and saw that there was a around 12:50 to CTA on Meridiana, but after a day and a half I have not been succesful buying a ticket on their website. I noticed that the real carrier is Wind jet maybe I have to go to their website. As I looked about comments about the service on Wind jet I am now thinking I should try Air one. I will be returning on Aug 6 and thought that I would get a round trip to FCO CTA then from FCO I go to La Spezia. Should I go to Roma Termini and get a train from there to La Spezia? Thank you for any comments on the airlines, I do want to buy this ticket today.
I am from Montréal, Canada and I am planning to stay about 10 days in Taormina late June.
I would like to explore places such as Siracusa, Agrigento, the Etna region, Eolian islands and Monreale during my stay.
Is there any information I can get about one-day trips from Taormina before leaving? Are prices and schedule available on line?
Thank you in advance,
Can any local please tell me when this festival is scheduled this year.
I have read all the links and looked at alot of websites but i am still not sure what to do. The more I read, the more confusing it gets...(I guess i am just tired from planning a 2 week trip) We will be staying in Taormina for 2 nights. We really want to go to Mt Etna.. and get as high as we can without the big walk..or maybe if we feel like it..we will try the ascent on foot.
I know some tour companies only go so far up... We will be there the first week in May.
1. Which side is the best side to see the cone of the crater, or at least get a good picture of it..The north or south. They are so different from each other
2.take a tour from Catania or Taormina?
3. We will have a rent car..so should we drive up part of the ways..to the summit or base, then hire a guide?
the South looks intersting with the cable cars and the 4x4 jeeps..but is the North side a better view?
4. What would you do?
( sorry about all the questions, but if any of you need advice about the Mayan Riviera, Mexico...I'm your girl)
My boyfreind and me are planning on getting married in Taormina next may
we are hoping ot have a week there when all our freinds can enjoy the sights and the beach, is the weather warm enough in may to swim and sunbathe
Please advise as having the beach to enjoy is a big aspect to us in choosing our wedding area.
Thanks a lot
we'll be i taormina october 17, 18 of this year. is there a day bus excursion from taormina to siracusa. your help will be appreciated
eugene and violeta
My husband abd I are age 65 approx and have a day to spend from a cruise ship on Sep 6th. We love swimming, history, sightseeing - any suggestions
How can we get from Catania Airport to Letojanni? I know that there are three options: 1. taxi; 2. train; 3. bus. Which one is the most effective way (i.e. value for money)?
I have researched the bus website and see that there is a bus that goes from Cantaia Airport to Taormina and then another one that goes from Taormina to Letojanni (on http://www.interbus.it/). How can I reserve/get tickets??
I don't have much information on the train or taxi options. Does anyone know about these?
Thanks for the help.
I have a day at leisure while staying in Taormina on May 2, 2008. I would like to go from there to Reggio de Calabria to see the Riace Warriors in the Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia. Can anyone give me an idea how I can arrange this? I'll need transportation from and back to Taormina, and preferably an English-speaking guide at the Museum.
I need an answer before April 21, 2008. Thank you.
Has anyone used a company called Best of Sicily? We are considering booking a tour to Mt. Etna and Taormina with them. If so, what has been your experience?
I was wondering if there is a local bus that goes from Taormina to Castelmola. If so, where do I catch it and what number bus is it?
Thanks in advance.
Can anyone recommend a restaurant for New Year's Eve? Our group of 4 is quite interested in the fabulous food of Sicily, so quality and authenticity are very important. We are ok with this being a splurge night!
i need transport from Taormina to Pozzallo (to take the catamaran). what is the best way? train? bus?
Can someone recommend me a hotel/accomodation in Taormin for this December? i will be there with my gf for 1 night on the 13th December. The few ones i tried were already fully booked. if i could find something reasonably priced (up to EUR80/room) would be great. with private bathroom and in a good location.
I recently visited Taormina and spotted a cermic ornament in an antique shop - a small green tree in a white pot - I did not purchase it and I am now sorry - can anyone tell me if this can be purchased on the net
I am going to Taormina end December for a month. What are the temperatures like - I am from a coastal sub-tropical area and am quite nervous about cold weather. What clothing would I wear? I will be on a farm but will go to town regularly.
Help - I am not a seasoned traveller.