Cruise to Taormina Italy - Taormina Sicily Tourist and Cruisers Guide

"Taormina Italy, is exactly that… a quaint little place in Sicily you cannot but fall in love with."


Taormina Teatro Greco insideWhat a stunning view of Etna from Teatro Greco!

The Mediterranean is full of beautiful, historically important and exotic ports that’s for sure.

But there is only a handful of them that make you feel mesmerized the moment you walk in… spellbound… hypnotized with a certain ‘Je ne sais quoi’ that infuses the air.

And all that in spite of the fact that there may not be any world-class museums, their church frescoes aren’t documented in art history books and their monuments are very far from being one of the 7 Wonders of the World!

Is it worth visiting Taormina Italy?

Taormina Italy, is exactly that… a quaint little place you cannot but fall in love with. And when you see the list of famous people, artists and celebs who couldn’t help but visit Taormina and fall in love with it too, you’ll know it’s not all just in your head!

As much as it’s popular with the regular travellers, it is a must see spot in Sicily for cruisers in the know, when docked in Messina Italy.

Taormina is a little hilltop town embedded on a plateau on the slopes of Taormina Monte Tauro.

As if the town isn’t beautiful enough as it is, its heightened position gives it yet another attractive aspect: dramatic views of both the Ionian coast down below and Mount Etna volcano!

Taormina Sicily churchesOn the sunny Taormina piazza

To sit on one of the Taormina Sicily sunny terraces sipping on a coffee and nibbling on some fresh cannoli made from the traditional Sicilian cannoli recipes looking at the little clouds of smoke billowing from Mount Etna is just priceless!

How to get to Taormina Italy from Messina cruise port?


As we mentioned already, Taormina is the favorite destination for cruise guests docked in Messina Italy. There are a few different ways you can reach Taormina from Messina port and you can learn it all in our article on Travel to Taormina.

But if you are impatient to book your transportation quickly, here's the best options I have hand picked for you:

Now, apart from this magical feeling that speaks to your soul but you cannot really pin it down, Taormina will also be a real treat for your eyes: as you can see on our Taormina map, the town is full of winding medieval streets hiding many secrets, charming squares, colourful facades, lovely churches and fountains!

For those who want to experience as much of ancient European history as they can, there is a Taormina Greek theatre to be seen, the biggest and most tangible of Taormina monuments, an important witness of Taormina history

  • Not a cruise passenger? Visiting Taormina idependently? Check the accomodation prices here:

If you are just out of a compulsive shopping rehab, do not visit Taormina! :) Apart from the typical Sicilian souvenirs: Taormina ceramics, decorations in the shape of the trynacria symbol, Mt Etna volcano lava jewelry and Godfather T-shirts… the main shopping street, Corso Umberto is lined with fashion brand shops too! Your day there simply cannot go without some Taormina shopping!

Taormina Sicilly shoppingTaormina is a great place to spoil yourself and get some souvenirs for friends and family

Enjoy your day in Taormina Italy and if you manage to pin down that irresistible feeling that makes this town so special… let us know what it is!

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