Taormina is a small town on the eastern coast of Sicily Italy, in the province of Messina, about midway between Messina and Catania. Numerous tourists spend there beach holidays because Taormina belongs to the luxury tourist sites in Italy since the 19th century. To the top holiday attractions in Taormina belong several very popular beaches on the shores of the Ionian Sea, accessible via a picturesque aerial tramway.
The geographical position of Taormina, facing Greece, has influenced very much its history. There is no doubt that Tauromenium (the ancient name of Taormina) was part of Kingdom of Syracuse till the death of Hieron. After that the city was ruled by the Roman Empire, when the whole island of Sicily was turned to a Roman province.
Modern Taormina attracts lots of tourists with cozy accommodation amenities provided by luxury 5-star hotels and occupies the ancient site of Tauromenium, about 1,000 feet (300 meters) above the sea level. Numerous fragments of ancient buildings are spread over the whole surface and represent some of the most visited tourist attractions in the city.
Like almost all cities in Sicily, Taormina is a premier tourist site and is visited by plenty of travelers taking delight in beach holidays in Italy. The large majority of guests want to see tourist attractions like ancient ruins and medieval buildings. Along with hotels, people can book accommodation in luxury villas and rental properties of all kinds.
Taormina is considered by many vacationers one of the most exquisite holiday resorts in Mediterranean Sea due to the awesome beaches and relaxing environment. The main beach is located at the small Mazzaro Bay, where are also numerous sea caves and a natural marine reserve - Isola Bella.