The Residence Taormina degli Agrumi is located in the historic centre of Taormina, a charming medieval town strategically located between the majestic Mt. Etna and the splendid Sicilian sea, an ideal destination for a relaxing holiday, touched by traditions, flavours and colours that few places in the world offer. 

Take an elegant walk along the main street of Taormina, Corso Umberto I°, for refined shopping. 

Easy connections with the Aeolian Islands and surrounding areas: only 3 minutes by cable car to the sea! The apartments are modern and furnished with care, offering large sunny spaces enriched with vegetation and citrus trees, with the additional possibility of using the car park attached to the residence. 

On the charming Bay of Mazzaro, there are two very exclusive apartments in our Residence Taormina  that face the most famous beach of Taormina. In addition, all apartments have a balcony or patio overlooking the entrance terrace adorned with orange, lemon and prickly pear trees and evergreens.

 

 

 

About Residence Taormina 

Taormina is a small city and comune in the Metropolitan City of Messina on the east coast of the island of Sicily, Italy, midway between Messina and Catania. Taormina has been a tourist destination since the 19th century. Its beaches, the most famous being ‘Isola Bella’ are accessible via an aerial tramway built in 1992 on the Ionian sea and via highways from Messina in the north and Catania in the south.

The present town of Taormina Residence  occupies the ancient site, on a hill which forms the last projecting point of the mountain ridge that extends along the coast from Cape Pelorus to this point. The site of the old town is about 250 metres (820 ft) above the sea, while a very steep and almost isolated rock, crowned by a Saracen castle, rises about 150 metres (490 ft) higher. This is the likely site of the ancient Arx or citadel, an inaccessible position mentioned by ancient writers.

Portions of the ancient walls may be traced at intervals all round the brow of the hill, the whole of the summit of which was occupied by the ancient city. Numerous fragments of ancient buildings are scattered over its whole surface, including extensive reservoirs of water, sepulchres, tesselated pavements, etc., and the remains of a spacious edifice, commonly called a Naumachia, but the real purpose of which it is difficult to determine.

The Ancient theatre of Taormina is built for the most part of brick, and is therefore probably of Roman date, though the plan and arrangement are in accordance with those of Greek, rather than Roman, theatres; whence it is supposed that the present structure was rebuilt upon the foundations of an older theatre of the Greek period. With a diameter of 109 metres (358 ft) (after an expansion in the 2nd century), this theatre is the second largest of its kind in Sicily (after that of Syracuse); it is frequently used for operatic and theatrical performances and for concerts.
The greater part of the original seats have disappeared, but the wall which surrounded the whole cavea is preserved, and the proscenium with the back wall of the scena and its appendages, of which only traces remain in most ancient theatres, are here preserved in singular integrity, and contribute much to the picturesque effect, as well as to the interest, of the ruin.
From the fragments of architectural decorations still extant we learn that it was of the Corinthian order, and richly ornamented. Some portions of a temple are also visible, converted into the church of San Pancrazio, but the edifice is of small size.

 

 

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