Taormina center on the mappa

The territory of the Municipality of Taormina extends for several square kilometers but, the center of Taormina does not really have a waterfront. Taormina develops on the promontory and overlooks the Ionian sea but does not have a real waterfront. However, its territory is in contact with the sea for much of its extension. In particular, the fraction of Taormina that is mostly in contact with the sea is Mazzeo.

Mazzeo Taormina

Mazzeo is located 5km from the center of Taormina on the Messina side. The village develops all along the beach where it is possible to find several bathing establishments. It has a promenade where you can walk and find some restaurants to eat.

mazzeo taormina
Mazzeo-Taormina
lungomare mazzeo taormina
Mazzeo-Taormina

Overall, the territory of Taormina has several beaches: Villagonia, Isola Bella, Mazzarò, Spisone and finally Mazzeo.

A real waterfront can be found in Giardini-Naxos, once part of the Taormina area. It develops in the Gulf under Taormina and enjoys a unique panorama that frames the sea and the Taormina promontory.

Lungomare Giardini-Naxos e Taormina nello sfondo
Giardini-Naxos and Taormina on background

Giardini-Naxos is located 4km from Taormina and is easily accessible. Wanting to exploit these resources around Taormina just use public transport. The area of Mazzeo is well served by public transport in the Municipality of Taormina as well as by private companies. To reach Villagonia just take the cable car. Giardini-Naxos can be reached by any bus that departs from Taormina towards Catania or Francavilla di Sicilia. Public and private transport timetables are posted at each stop or at the bus terminal. Ticket prices are average and the times are almost met.