Castelmola & Taormina
This tiny village is strategically located near Taormina and enjoys a splendid site with panoramic views. The focus of the village is the attractive Piazzetta del Duomo with its fine, intricate paving. From various points there are fine views of Mt Etna, the north coast and the beaches below Taormina. If you’re looking for a long glimpse of Sicily’s beauty and history from many angles in a single place, Taormina is a good choice. The city is located on a plateau below Mount Tauro, for which it is named, where there are the ruins of two medieval fortresses. Taormina’s ancient Greek splendor, medieval charm and unique views of Mount Etna and the Ionian coast afford the visitor a lasting impression of Sicily.