Sicily Taormina and surrounding in october

This year in Sicily in Taormina and surrounding in October, summer seems want not finish. Short and medium-term forecasts also seem to confirm this trend. Good weather, calm sea and many events around can give the customers relaxing days. Taormina itself is full of tourists who travel around the city, targeting the most important sites especially the Greek theater. But beyond this there is so much more to see around Taormina.

Etna

Etna with its 3,200mt represents, in this period, an ideal place for those who love walking in nature and for those who would like to see an active volcano. The cloudless sky allows you to have a unique view that, in the absence of haze, allows you to see the Sicilian coast from Messina to Catania. In these days Etna has increased its activity with steam and gas puffs visible from Taormina and its surroundings all in complete safety. This is a unique show especially for those who choose to reach the summit.

etna visible from surrounding of Taormina
gas and vapor puffs from etna

Zafferana

Country on the slopes of Etna that in October is filled with events that revolve around the Ottobrata food and wine event that aims to make known the typical products of the Etna places. Every Saturday and Sunday of October a very large area will be a place of culinary activities of all kinds where it is possible to eat from savory to sweet. The town of Zafferana represents the last settlement before the ascent on Etna and the first that the Volcano takes aim during the violent eruptions. However in past centuries it was hit hard, but with little damage, only twice. Immediately outside Zafferana, going up the cone of Etna, there is an aedicule with the Madonna that protects the village from the muntagna (mountain).

ottobrata a zafferana one city in surrounding of Taormina
Stalls with typical local products.

Giardini-Naxos

It represents the seaside village par excellence. Beaches for all tastes, equipped waterfront and above all a lot of sun. In October, with temperatures approaching 30 °, the summer season seems to be endless. The beaches are still full of umbrellas and sunbeds, tourists are lying on the beach enjoying the sea and the excursion boats are shuttling between the port and the beautiful island. From 10:00 until 16:00 it is possible to enjoy the sea without the typical summer crowds. The water temperature is pleasant and the sun warms enough to want to soak in the sea.

giardini-naxos Taormina's near city
Beaches seen from the harbor of Giardini-Naxos

Taormina

Along its main pedonal street, Corso Umberto, it is possible to enjoy these wonderful sunny days. Arriving at Porta Catania continuing towards Porta Messina you can visit the churches and the small palaces but at the same time you can sit in some bars and enjoy the typical Sicilian granita. From Piazza IX Aprile you can admire the bay of Giardini-Naxos and Mount Etna in a single glance and, turning towards the mountain, the ruins of the Castello della Madonna Rocca. Continuing along the Corso the advice is to see the Antico theater and then go to the public villa. There, in addition to the wonderful view of the bay, you can relax in the shade of the trees and enjoy the enchanting place.

Taormina from Giardini-Naxos
View of Taormina from Giardini-Naxos

Castelmola

Perched on a rocky outcrop whose shape looks like a molar, this beautiful medieval village attracts many enthusiasts of the landscapes and beyond. In fact, from the highest point, where the ruins of the old castle are located, it is possible to have a panorama that stretches from Messina and Catania. Its small streets are beautiful and the Catanese and Messina side faces it on both sides. The village still seems to have remained in the past. Less tourists, genuine and sincere shops. A place to visit simultaneously in Taormina. Along the way I suggest you stop at Madonna Rocca.

Castelmola
Main square of Castelmola

In addition to these places closer to Taormina it is worth seeing the villages like Forza d’Agrò and Savoca set of the Film the Godfather and the Alcantara Gorges.

As far as events are concerned, the beginning of autumn brings many new features especially in village festivals events where the watchword is to taste local products. To learn more, I refer you here where you can find festivals and festivals by province, months and countries.