Sole Castello

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Madonna Rocca 1, Taormina, Sicily, 98039, Italy
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21%
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Costs 33% less but rated 25% lower than other 3 star hotels

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  • Families81
  • Couples51
  • Solo25
  • Business50

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Forum Posts

25th April

by Ziggy86

Dear Friends,

A visit to Sicily is in the plans for April, 2007. After Palermo, I plan to visit Taormina and will probably be there around April 25th. Would any of you be so kind to tell me what is open or closed, is transportation operating and are the trains running both in Sicily or to the mainland of Italy.

Thank You for your kind help.

RE: 25th April

by hivaoa1

yes trains are going on april 25th
for sure shops will be open in Taormina on that day, it's such a touristy place that of course they want to make money ;-) like in florece, venice and so on
enjoy your holiday!

RE: 25th April

by Sjalen

Absoutely! Apart from trains generally being late in Italy, they DO run all year round. Palermo to Taormina by train is not the simplest of journeys though and once on Sicily, buses are quicker than trains apart from along the East coast. Enjoy a touristy but beauuuuutiful town!

RE: RE: 25th April

by pedroswift

Good advice above Ed. The key to public transport is to relax and have optimism. The train/bus you plan to catch may be cancelled or delayed but there will be one - eventually. ...don't plan on keeping very tight schedules. have fun! de pedro

Travel Tips for Taormina

Sunset

by Sjalen

Gather with the crowds (or come in crap weather or off season) on the Piazza IX Aprile for the sunset over the sea and mountains...looking out over the Bay of Naxos with Giardini-Naxos' lights below.

Isola Bela

by Ritac

Isola Bela is an island (in low tide you can go there walking). The place is so wonderfull that you will find a lot of people taking pictures from the road above and using the island as background. The beach in front of it it was not my favourite one because it's always crowded the it worth the visit. In the island there's some old buildings, long time ago it was a private villa but now it's a museum that you can visit. The Italian TV series "La Piovra" had some scenes filmed there.

La bella

by Sjalen

Taormina is unquestionably the most touristy place in Sicily but sooooo romantic you nearly catch the "Florence disease" as everything around you is just beauty, from Italian houses full of flowers, to the mountain (including Etna, often glowing in the dark) and sea views around you.

The town clings to the Tauro mountain (from which it has taken its name) and there is serpentine after serpentine right above the Mediterranean to get up here, but you will be rewarded, whatever the weater. This is perfect for the honeymoon, as the many kissing couples in the Piazza IX Aprile can testify. We even saw a newly wed couple being photographed there so don't go if you've just divorced as then the cliffs will seem tempting...

The only reason it is not on my top ten European cities list, is because of the tourists making it a very non-Sicilian town. Taormina could just as well have been Positano...

If you want to find more excursion ideas in the area, please check my "must see" pages for Giardini-Naxos which is just below the mountain and where I added some really interesting sights.

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Address: Madonna Rocca 1, Taormina, Sicily, 98039, Italy