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Castello Saraceno, Taormina

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  • The low rating goes to the municipality of Taormina not at the Castle. The castle is located in a charming location. From here you can see the coast, the Greek theater and Mount Etna. To get there, there's a road that stops the Church just below or there is a stairway that rises from the center of Taormina. The staircase (more than 500 steps) provides a wonderful panoramic view. I my spouse we traveled on a hot July morning (it was about 11). Along the ascent we met many other tourists, unfortunately the carelessness reigns supreme. Despite being a path by many people the municipality seems not to care because the railing or is absent or very unkempt. In some places the lateral walls, adjacent to the mountain, are collapsing and some steps are very spoiled and partly collapsed. If the designated person is not involved, there is a risk that the beautiful flight of steps is no longer usable, thus losing a way used by many tourists to climb to the Church. Another disappointment was the Castle. From the outside it looks recently renovated, but it is closed: we may not have the money to fix up the last steps that allow access in safety? This is unfortunate because in the few minutes that we were watching the outside came many other tourists, and thinking it was a noon an end of July!
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  • It's in a staggering location, but the fact that it is closed when you reach it tends to disappoint.  more »
  • Top of Taormina looking at Mt Etna fantastic food and views, Tuna and red onions a must to try,ask for table on the edge you will not be disappointed  more »
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  • Best experience ever in an italian restaurant Great service and the best food in town. We decide to "take our chances" with no reservation and we got the best attention possible with a warn welcome and suggestions for every question that we did.. ..prices are fair enough
  • Absolutely gorgeous food view to die for impeccable service what more can you ask for. Recommend is salmon ravioli and as main course grilled tuna steak with grilled avocado even the Sicilian rustic starter was special
  • Good food with a breathtaking view from the terrace. We had the Siciliano rustico as starter and the mixed grilled fish, with mixed grilled vegetables, as main. The servings were enough to be shared between me and my wife. They had gluten free pasta as well as pizza. Our food was accommodated for my wives gluten intolerance. She says their gf bread was better than most other place's.
  • Alfie and his staff are very hospitable. The food is outstanding and reasonably priced.
  • Don't come in the winter. The food we had was nice but the patio wasn't open even though it was pretty warm outside and for that therating goes a bit down, inside atmosphere strange. OK for the food, I got tuna with cherry tomatoes and spinny noodles and that was amazing but the desert was obviously shipped in so therefore didn't taste so good. Overall 3.9👍. -Safe travels😀

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Perched on the side of a mountain, Taormina offers lodging options that range from family-run guesthouses and traditional B&Bs, to luxury hotels and private seaside villas. Staying close to the city center allows you to enjoy a broad selection of excellent restaurants and cafes, where you can experience the flavors of Sicily's local cuisine. To avoid the overcrowding of Taormina's central areas, which are packed with tourists all year long, venture deeper inland and consider staying at a quiet cottage or cozy private inn.
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