Lat: 37° 51' 5.800378" N - Long: 15° 17' 7.264595" E
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Taormina is considered one of the most beautiful, welcoming and most fascinating towns all over Sicily.
Millions of tourists come to visit this pearl of the Mediterranean to admire the wonderful surrounding landscape: on one side there is the sea, on the other there are mountains and hills.
The view of Etna with the seafront of Giardini Naxos is magnificent; it is considered "one of the most beautiful views in the world".
The town was born with the name of Tauromenium, which means dwelling on the Tauro, the mountain on which it arose.
It was founded by the Sicilian natives in 396 BC; these chose the hill because it could be considered naturally fortified.
Dionysius the Elder tried in vain to occupy it in 394 BC, and in 392 succeeded in annexing it to the territory of Syracuse, as a result of a treaty with the Carthaginians.
The definitive foundation of the Greek town occurred in 358 BC, when Andromachus collected the survivors of Naxos and their descendants and led them to the site.
Taormina offers enchanting views to who move between its streets.
The middle door separates the space occupied by Greek and Roman Taormina from that developed in the Middle Ages.
In the 1960s, when some touroperators turned to mass tourism, Taormina developed into the adjacent green areas and was quickly and disorderly cemented; new hotels and many new businesses were born.
At the beginning of the third millennium, some entrepreneurs started to create luxury hotels again, making Taormina once again become a tourist town of international fame, elegant, in which there is a tourist season that lasts all year and which welcomes both luxury clientele, both medium-high mass tourism.
Today we discover...
Where Luigi Pirandello "fell like a firefly"
Casa di Pirandello
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