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From Unesco heritage sites, to the celebrations of Holy Week, passing by the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. Sicily offers endless reasons to visit it for the first time and come back again to appreciate each place. Get inspired by our itineraries to plan your next vacation or create your own personalized itinerary with our advice on what to see in each province.

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Teatro Politeama (Politeama Theatre) in Palermo is a splendid example of neoclassical architecture, designed by Giuseppe Damiani Almeyda and built between 1867 and 1874.…

The Castle of Monte Tauro is one of the defensive fortifications of the ancient city of Taormina. Due to its dominant position, it had, together with the Castle of Castelmola, a fundamental function in the defense of the territory.…

The former church of Sant'Antonio Abate (St. Anthony Abbot) is the first monument to visit when you start your Taormina itinerary from Porta Catania…

The Museum of Folk Art and Traditions in Taormina is a collection of more than 430 works, mostly from the "Panarello Collection." Officially established in 1997, it was initially set up inside Palazzo Corvaja.…

The small church of San Michele Arcangelo (St. Michael the Archangel) in Taormina is located just outside the ancient city walls and a few meters from the Palazzo dei Duchi di Santo Stefano.…

Porta Catania (Catania Gate) is one of the ancient city gates and part of the second city wall of Taormina. Together with Porta Messina, diametrically opposite, it delimits Corso Umberto, the main street of Taormina.…

Porta Messina (Messina Gate) is one of the ancient city gates and part of the ancient city walls built by the Arabs. Together with Porta Catania, which is diametrically opposite, it limits Corso Umberto, the main street of Taormina.…

The Porta di Mezzo (Middle Gate) or Clock Tower is the ancient entrance to the medieval city of Taormina. In fact, the city of Tauromenium, as it was then called, extended between the present Porta Catania (Catania Gate) and the Porta di Mezzo.…

The Odeon of Taormina is a small theater leaning against the church of St. Catherine. In the Greco-Roman culture these buildings were used for performances, lectures and public readings.…

The Naumachia of Taormina is a long brick wall interrupted by niches. The name is actually a misnomer and is the result of a misinterpretation of this site by Jacques-Philippe D'Orville.…

The Church of San Giuseppe is one of the two churches in Taormina that overlook Piazza IX Aprile, one of the most beautiful squares in the city. The church, built in Baroque style, was the seat of the "Confraternity of the Souls in Purgatory".…

The term Byzantine tombs of Taormina refers to the remains of an ancient necropolis that can be seen when walking along Via Pirandello.…

The construction of the Carmine Church of Taormina dates back to the 16th century. Attached to the baroque building was a convent of Carmelite monks. Bombings in 1943 destroyed both buildings.…

The Church of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria in Taormina is located in Corso Umberto, just in front of Palazzo Corvaja. The building was built in the first half of the 1600's on the remains of the Roman Odeon, which can still be seen in the rear part of the church.…

Taormina's Church of Varò or the Church of the Visitation is reached by a flight of steps near the Porta di Mezzo or Clock Tower. Its construction began at the end of the 18th century and was completed at the beginning of the following century.…

The former church of Sant'Agostino in Taormina is a 15th century building that now houses the town library and is also used for art exhibitions and cultural events.…

The Church of Santa Domenica is a small church located in the center of Taormina, a short walk from the Naumachia. It was built in the 1600's and has a very simple architecture both inside and out.…

In the Salita del Carmine of Taormina, just before arriving at the Cathedral of San Nicola, fragments of a Hellenistic mosaic can be seen. It was part of the external pavement of the peristyle of a private house and dates back to the II century BC.…

Piazza IX aprile is the main square of Taormina and its "living room". Passing through Porta di Mezzo (coming from Porta Catania) the square opens up with the Church of San Giuseppe on the left and the former Church of Sant'Agostino on the right.…

The so-called Byzantine Baths of Taormina are an archaeological area located just outside the city walls in front of the Church of San Pancrazio.…

The Church of San Pancrazio in Taormina is located just outside the city walls, near the so-called Byzantine Baths. The construction of the building dates back to the Byzantine period, reusing the remains of an ancient Greek temple dedicated to the gods Isis and Serapis.…

Taormina Cathedral, dedicated to St. Nicholas of Bari, is one of the city's most famous monuments. Together with the nearby Fountain in Piazza Duomo, it is one of the most photographed corners of Taormina.…

Taormina's Piazza Duomo Fountain, also known as the "Four Fountains", is located in the square in front of the Taormina Cathedral. It was built in 1635 in baroque style.…

The Church of Madonna della Rocca (Lady of the Rock) is one of the most fascinating places in Taormina. It is located at the foot of the Castle of Monte Tauro, in one of the most spectacular vantage points in the entire city…

The Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Taormina is considered the oldest in the city. It is located outside the town center, not far from the so-called Byzantine tombs.…

Casa Cuseni was the residence in Taormina of the English painter Robert Hawthorn Kitson. It is a small architectural jewel set in a historical garden of great artistic and cultural value.…

The Blue Grotto of Taormina is the largest of the sea caves that open into the rocky walls of Capo Sant'Andrea. It is about thirty meters deep, while the seabed reaches a depth of eighteen meters.…

The Palace of Badia Vecchia (Old Abbey) is located in the upper part of Taormina, along the road that leads to the Castle of Monte Tauro and Castelmola.…

The Villa Comunale of Taormina is the main green area of the town. It was originally the garden of the villa of Lady Florence Trevelyan, an English noblewoman on the run from a court scandal.…

Isola Bella is one of the most iconic places in Taormina. Connected to the mainland by a thin tongue of sand, it is one of the most beautiful and famous beaches in Sicily.…

Taormina's Teatro Antico is certainly one of the most famous Sicilian monuments in the world. An authentic jewel both for its historical value and for the incredible view it offers.…

The beach of Valle Muria is definitely one of the most beautiful beaches of Lipari. It is located in the southwestern part of the island, along the coast between Punta di Ponente and Punta di Levante.…

Belvedere Quattrocchi is perhaps the most beautiful belvedere on Lipari and one of the most beautiful in the entire Aeolian archipelago.…

The Church of Anime del Purgatorio in Lipari is a small church located in the Marina Corta area. It was built in the second half of the 16th century after the attack of the pirate Khayr al-Din Barbarossa in 1544.…

The small church of San Giuseppe of Lipari is located in the splendid setting of Marina Corta, one of the most beautiful sights of the island.…

The Contrada Diana Archaeological Park is an area located to the east of the historical center of Lipari. It was officially established in 1971, but archaeological research began in 1948 by the archaeologists Luigi Bernabò Brea and Madeleine Cavalier.…