Sicily is known far and wide for its picturesque sites and breathtaking views, so use this as a guide to find the best of the best Instagram Spots in Taormina!
1) Isola Bella
Isola Bella is a tiny island at the base of Taormina. With its pebble stoned beach and beautiful blue waters it is known as “The Pearl of the Ionian Sea” . We hired a boat which took us around the island and to the blue and green grotto.
2) Alcantara Gorge
On the outskirts of Taormina approximately a 30 minute ride is the Alcantara Gorge. Here you will find a steep canyon of black lava rock walls surrounding the crystal clear water which offers you a perfect place for Instagrammable Spots photos. Beware the water is cold.
Castelmola is a small charming village located 10 minutes from Taormina by taxi. Castelmola has adorable cobblestone streets and some of the best viewpoints of Etna and the valley below.
4) The Ancient Theatre of Taormina
This is one of the most famous monuments in Taormina. Not only do you see this amazing greek theater but the views surrounding the theatre are incredible. Admission to the theater is 10E. One thing to mention is if a performance is scheduled that evening a huge stage will be set up in the middle of the theater.
5) Corso Umberto
Corso Umberto is the main street in Taormina. It is lined with adorable shops, high-end boutiques and tons of restaurants. Great place to get photos especially in the morning when no one is on the street.
6) Piazza 1X Aprile
Piazza 1X Aprille, is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Taormina with a panoramic terrace overlooking the bay below. My favorite time to take a photo is at sunset.
St. Nicolas Cathedral also known as the Duomo di Taormina which is located at the end of the Corso Umberto (or beginning depending where you start). The building looks more like a fortress than a religious institution with its medieval facade and baroque door.
Restaurants with amazing views – There are several restaurants with amazing views for Instagram Spots. We selected the Timeo at the Belmond Grand Hotel. You can go during sunset and have a cocktail and enjoy the stunning view from the terrace. The price per drink is approximately about 25 Euro.