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Top 10Taormina

On a spectacular site on Monte Tauro, with views of the rocky coastline, the blue-green sea and the breathtaking Mount Etna, Tauromenium was founded in 304 BC as a colony of powerful Syracuse. The town endured a typical Sicilian history, falling first to the Romans, then to the Arabs, Normans and Spanish. However, during the 1800s it became an obligatory stop on The Grand Tour and life changed forever – Taormina has been host to foreign visitors ever since and, unlike much of the island, is well equipped to cater to them. The plethora of hotels, restaurants and shops, as well as beaches and manicured gardens, makes it ...

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