There is more to Taormina than what you can see at street level. Look up and there are lots of very pretty balconies to see, often decorated with flowers, or the majolica pots shaped like heads, which are a local speciality.
The view from the top of the Cavea (hill-side seating} is famous especially on a clear day when a view of Etna is sharp (not in this shot). Even here it is impressive. The scena, I think, is a Roman addition to keep the attention of the audience on the gladiators and to publicize the Empire. The climb begins after the admission booth. It is a Senior Challenge. You can go onto the stage area and look up and get your view from the Piazzale 9 Aprile (or Castel Mola). My strained breathing is not in the picture but is in the video from which I took it.There is a museum but it is never open. If you look carefully you can see the "folly" in the public gardens below.
This lovely rocky island, once belonged to Florence Trevelyan, who built a small house and planted bushes here.
Of course you need to go down to the beach. There is a very long beach from Taormina-Mare to Mazzaro, great for a walk or a swimm.
At eastertime it is not always warm enogh to have a swimm :-(
The Greek amphitheater. Go in a walk a round. Experience beautiful view anywhere you look. With such a fabulous view surrounding the theatre, how could anyone concentrate on the play??
Not so much a sight in itself, but seeing it from Taormina gives you that feeling of being by the Mediterranean and nowhere else. The island is a nature reserve but you can swim nearby.
This is the place where you just have to go. From here you get a great view towards the sea, towards the Etna and up in direction Castelmola.
The Restaurants here are the most expensive ones!
As Taormina is built on the side of a mountain it has of course got loads of stairs to get up and down. Some of them are very wide like this one.
And as you see some of the numberous stairs are very narrow, so narrow you can't pass by if somebody coms towards you.
Although not as big as the greek theatre at Segesta, the one in Taormina is quite impressive. It is a short walk from the town's centre.
The town is full of ancient churches and cathedrals. Have a walk thru the town and admire their beauty.