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Piazza IX Aprile Tours

Italy’s public squares come in all shapes and sizes, and some are decidedly more beautiful than others. Taormina’s main square, Piazza IX Aprile, is both popular and gorgeous - which is why it features so prominently in many Taormina photographs.

One of the first things you’ll notice about the Piazza IX Aprile is the paving - rather than a simple gray stone surface, the piazza looks a bit like a giant chessboard with its oversized alternating black and white marble squares. The impact is striking, especially on a sunny day.

The ornate Church of St. Joseph, built in the 17th century, overlooks the square, and its bright pink and white facade gleams against the black and white squares. Another building on the piazza is the 15th century St. Augustine, a former church that now serves as Taormina’s library. The passageway in the 12th century clock tower on one side of the piazza leads to the Borgo Medievale, one of Taormina’s oldest districts.

Many streets and piazzas in Italy are named after important dates in Italian history, which is where the name Piazza IX Aprile comes in. Although Giuseppe Garibaldi, a leader in the unification efforts, didn’t actually land on Sicily until early May in 1860, a rumor spread through Taormina on April 9 that Garibaldi had landed at Marsala. The rumor may have been a month early, but the locals still preserve the news of that April date in the name of their main square.

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Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania, Catania, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 56 Reviews

This full-day tour goes from Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, to the beautiful and characteristic town of Taormina in the afternoon. In the first ...  Read more

Location: Catania, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $104.13
Taormina Segway Tour, Taormina, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Taormina Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Explore the chic coastal town of Taormina by self-balancing electric Segway! The 3-hour tour takes in all the sights around its oldest neighborhood, Borgo ...  Read more

Location: Taormina, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $117.14
Taormina Walking Tour and Wine Tasting Including Skip-the-line Ticket to the Greek Theatre, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Taormina Walking Tour and Wine Tasting Including Skip-the-line Ticket to the Greek Theatre

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Visit Taormina's Teatro Greco, a well-preserved Ancient Greek amphitheater, and the Odeon, a small Roman theater. Also see the beautiful Palazzo Corvaja and ...  Read more

Location: Taormina, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $343.15
Taormina Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Pizza, Taormina, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Taormina Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Pizza

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Roll up your sleeves to create Sicilian pizza during a 3-hours cooking class in Taormina.  The activity is led by a professional pizza chef who explains ...  Read more

Location: Taormina, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.08
Etna and Taormina Private Tour from Catania or Syracuse, Catania, Cooking Classes
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Etna and Taormina Private Tour from Catania or Syracuse

Enjoy a private tour of the  Etna , the highest active volcano in Europe, and then explore  Taormina , the Pearl of the Ionian Sea. By private vehicle, you ...  Read more

Location: Catania, Italy
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $455.56

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