I was so curious why Alexander Dumas, Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant, Elisabeth Taylor and Woody Allen spend their holidays in Taormina. Well after last weekend I know why. It was my third time in Sicily. But my first time in Taormina. I heard many good stories about the breathtaking view and the impressive landscape. And they were right. Taormina is a magical place. I would like to share my experience with you.
1. Morgana Luxury Lounge Taormina
The place to be in Taormina. I actually spend all my 3 nights at Morgana. The first night for cocktails. The second night I discovered the Sicilian nightlife. I was together with my Italian friends (you might have seen this on my snapchat story) so you can imagine a wild night. The Morgana organized that night a special summer event in collaboration with Alessandro Enriquez and his 10×10 An Italian Theory collection. In order to celebrate Taormina in the 50s and 60s.
Morgana: Scesa Morgana, 4, 98039 Taormina ME, Italië
2. Isola Bella Beach
The most famous beach in Taormina. Although it’s the most famous one, it wasn’t that crowded. I would highly recommend you to have lunch at the beach and to rent a boat. The water is amazing.
3. La Baronessa
Most romantic restaurant in Taormina. La Baronessa is located in the heart of the city of Taormina, in a wonderful historic building. Indescrivible view (rooftop) and amazing good food. The Tuna Tartar is a must try!
La Baronessa: Corso Umberto I, 148, 98039 Taormina ME, Italië
4. Parisi 170
And last but not least shopping. Shopping in Taormina is not only fashion-oriented, you can find amazing local products like colorful ceramics and not to mention food. Bottega del Buongustaio, a historic shop for Sicilian food lovers. But next to souvenirs you can do some serious shopping at Parisi. From Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Valentino, Gucci till 10×10 an Italian Theory. Next to the womenswear Boutique in Corso Umberto they have 3 others stores (Bambini, Uomo, Accessori) around the city center of Taormina.
Parisi 170: Corso Umberto, 170, 98039 Taormina ME, Italië