This historical town is also home to some of the most ancient remnants of past civilisations in Italy, with an original ancient Greek Amphitheatre heading the list of attractions. The amphitheatre was built by Greek colonists in the 3rd century BC to reportedly hold 10,000 people but later underwent Roman influence as the island became part of the Roman empire, making it quite unique in terms of architecture.
The beautiful and picturesque, medieval town of Taormina is perched on hilly terrain on the eastern edge of Sicily just north of Mount Etna – the largest active volcano in Europe. With its beautiful fine sandy beaches and crystal clear blue waters, this charming town is one of Italy’s premier destinations, famed for its great cuisine and unrivalled Sicilian hospitality.
The Hotel Méditerranée enjoys an enviable location high up on the hillside with breathtaking views over the sea and local landscape, as well as the eerie Mount Etna which seems to loom over towns for miles around. Guests at the Méditerranée are also afforded the facilities of our sister hotel down on the beach, the Méditerranée Lido, meaning you get the best of both worlds – stunning panoramas and the sun-kissed Mediterranean.
From Taormina train and Coach Station the Hotel Méditerranée is a €10 taxi ride or a half hour walk uphill. If you let us know exactly when you’re arriving however, we’ll be happy to pick you up. The town of Taormina is modest in size so it’s hard to get lost, but print off the map above just in case and when you arrive we’ll be happy to give you amore comprehensive one.
Our address is Taormina Hotel Méditerranée, Via Circonvallazione, 61 - 98039 Taormina.