As we strolled down the cobblestone streets hand-in-hand, it was as though we were transported to a romantic town from yesteryear. Gelato shops, pizzerias, and fine Italian leather shops lined the winding streets and beckoned us try a taste of their decadent offerings. The sounds of local musicians playing old-world Italian music glided over our ears while the nearby Ionian Sea blew a cool breeze over our bodies. We had officially entered the most romantic city in the world: Taormina Sicily. For anyone looking for a romantic getaway, look no further than this romantic gem perched high on a mountain above the sea. Here are our choices of the best things to do in Taormina Sicily with our Wanderlust Weekend.


12 PM: Check into your Airbnb with Massimo & Antonello as your gracious hosts. This Airbnb is located close to the bustling Corso Umberto. Massimo & Antonello are top of the line hospitable hosts and provide 5-star apartments in the heart of Taormina.

2 PM: Indulge your Italian style by shopping on Corso Umberto. Check out the high-end styles and decadent Italian designs.

6 PM: Time for a pizza & cannolo making class with Experience Taormina. Learn how to make authentic Sicilian pizza and cannolo’s and enjoy a delicious feast at the end.

9:30 PM: Head to the Greek Theatre for a concert in this ancient theatre. With absolutely no microphones, watch these incredible artists sing classics in this amphitheater. We got to see the great songs from Bellini performed…talk about memorable!


12 PM: Time for some beach action at Taormina’s popular beach. For the ultimate in luxury, visit Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea, where a dip in their infinity pool is truly unparalleled luxury.

2 PM: Take a dip in the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea. At low time, walk out to famed Isola Bella for a tour of this former private villa.


8 PM: Dine at La Botte, a local favorite for over 40 years. Their fresh fish and pastas are absolutely to die for. Order the house red to accompany your meal.

10 PM: Walk across the street to taste the famous Sicilian granita at Bam Bar. This can also be eaten for breakfast…love those Italians!

11 PM: Visit Morgana Taormina, the hippest bar in all of Taormina. With a view of the Ionian Sea below, this is a must-see, especially in the summer. Don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes as this bar/lounge turns up the bass and the heat on sizzling summer nights.


8:30 AM: Rise and shine! It’s time for an unforgettable tour of the Etna Wine Trail with Experience Taormina.

12 PM: Enjoy a full day of wine tasting on the famous Mt. Etna. For lunch, dine at a private villa where the owner of the vineyard creates a memorable Sicilian feast.

What are your favorite places to visit in Taormina Sicily? Comment below!

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