Taormina, a gem nestled on the eastern coast of Sicily, enchants visitors with its millennia-old history, magnificent architecture, and breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea.

You can fully experience a continuous discovery by staying at our Hotel Bel Soggiorno, overlooking the sea. Suppose you dream of a brief escape from your daily routine, amidst art and unique natural landscapes. In that case, a weekend in Taormina is the perfect choice to immerse yourself in the authentic beauty of Sicily.


The Old Town Tour

Start your weekend in Taormina with a stroll through its charming historic centre. Let yourself be captivated by the Renaissance architecture of the Cathedral of San Nicolò and the magnificence of the ancient Greek Theatre, which offers unexpected views of the Ionian Sea and Mount Etna. Today, important events, concerts by international stars, and cultural festivals are still held in this ancient arena during the summer—it's an exceptional location not to be missed during your weekend in Taormina.

As you wander through the old town, take some time to visit the Public Garden, a green oasis in the heart of the city, perfect for a relaxing break.

In the afternoon, we recommend walking along Taormina's main street, Corso Umberto, lined with luxury shops, designer boutiques, and delightful cafes. Stop for artisanal gelato or a Sicilian cannolo while immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this city artery.


Excursions and beaches

After an intense tour of the historic centre, dedicate the second day of your weekend in Taormina to relaxation and fun—a break from routine is also for this! Treat yourself to a day of sun and carefree dives on the beaches of Isola Bella, a small island surrounded by uniquely beautiful natural scenery, connected to the mainland by a thin strip of sand. Here, you can swim in crystal-clear waters, explore the marine flora and fauna while snorkelling, or simply stretch out in the sun and enjoy the gentle sea breeze. Mazzarò Beach, while less dramatic than Isola Bella, is beloved by locals and is a recommended visit during your weekend in Taormina. Thanks to the marine cliffs and caves surrounding it, it's the ideal destination for snorkelling enthusiasts, but it also has a stretch of free beach, perfect for couples and families.

In addition to the golden beaches, a weekend in Taormina offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in splendid natural landscapes. If you're a hiking enthusiast, treat yourself to the thrill of a walk along the trails that cross the Etna Natural Park, the highest active volcano in Europe. Admire breathtaking views, volcanic craters, and panoramas that offer moments of pure adrenaline, overlooking the pristine sea below.


What to eat in Taormina 

During your weekend in Taormina, you should try the typical cuisine of this part of Sicily at the numerous restaurants and trattorias scattered throughout the city. Savour traditional dishes such as pasta alla Norma, arancini, cannoli, and artisanal gelato. Don't miss the opportunity to taste the fresh fish caught in the waters near Taormina and the Sicilian wines renowned worldwide. A culinary journey is the perfect ending to a weekend in Taormina.

Plan your escape to Sicily and book your stay at the Hotel Bel Soggiorno in Taormina, the ideal starting point for an unforgettable weekend.