The face of Sicily in The Godfather, there is a lot more to this beautiful and charming town than a few scenes in a popular movie. Past residents have included such noteworthy minds as D. H. Lawrence, Truman Capote, and HalldÃ³r Laxness.
Sicily (Messina), Italy - We booked the Taormina on Your Own Transfer with Royal Caribbean and this was an amazing excursion I wish that we had longer time in Taormina – the town is lovely great shopping, the pizza is delicious and please try the cannoli’s. I will definitely do this tour again but with a taxi.
Awesome experience! Comfortable bus ride to Taormina, which was a welcome break from the busy Rhodes and Malta excursions. We had the opportunity to do a little shopping, eat a nice lunch, try some gellato, and explore this charming little town on foot. Would do it again.
It was worth riding the bus up to the town. Beautiful views. We just roamed around the town and tried to go off on side streets away from crowds. Had an amazing lunch at a small restaurant, so it was worth going. Lots of shops with ceramics and other tourist fun stuff. Very pleasant shop owners too.
Guide was informative on the trip to Taormina. We toured on our own. Great place. Town has quaint shops, small streets, no vehicles, good food stops and great views. The Greek theater was awesome. There is a charge to enter. There was plenty of time to see everything, shop and eat.
We booked the Taormina on Your Own - nice but not long enough; Just enough time to get down most of the street and grab a bite and you have to head back to get on the bus; The one bad thing - the AC on the bus we were on didn't work and it was miserable... hot, hot, hot!
The tour guide was very proud of the clock and was quick to apologize for the poor sanitation system in the city. Tour was stretched out and there were several omissions from the description due to the local-holiday traffic jam and but keen avoidness by the bus driver.
We took the cruise transfer to taormina which cost 69 dollars each. The coach took us there and we had just under three hours to explore Taormina on our own before being driven back to the ship. Could probably have done with another hour or so there.
Must go to the Greek Theatre. A bit of a walk from the entrance of Taormina but worth it. Lots of shops and little cafes along the way..but not enough time. There was also a garden somewhere..but did not have time to visit. Another beautiful place to visit.
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