Stroll Through Taormina

The joy of Taormina is its Corso Umberto I, the main pedestrian way. Lined with cafès, boutiques, restaurants, gelaterias, and curiosities, it attracts the world. Start at the Porta Messina. Linger at the Piazza IX Aprile, step into the Duomo, and take a moment to recognize what you just witnessed at the Porta Catania.

People Watching In Taormina

Perhaps Taormina’s best piazza for people watching is Piazza IX Aprile. The Church of San Giuseppe (from where this photo was taken) with its double stairway has held court here since the 17th century, while the historic Wunderbar Caffè (at my right from where I am standing) has played host to the likes of Truman…