Taormina is a beautiful coastal town standing tall on the eastern coast of Sicily. Its popularity dates back to the 1800s, when Goethe mentioned the town in his book called ‘Italian Journey’, praising it for its great beauty. Following that, Taormina became a mandatory stop during the 'Grand Tour of Italy', taken mostly by young aristocrats who wanted to explore new cultures.
21st century Taormina is swankier than ever. Its beautiful coasts, historical squares and ancient buildings seduce thousands of travelers, officially ranking as the tourist capital of Sicily. It is a beloved all-year destination, with Summer months being the most popular and crowded.
Spring is probably the best season to visit Taormina; especially the months between April to June. After all, Sicily (thus, Taormina), is blessed with long summers that sometimes start from late March, making the island an ideal place-to-be even for early summer vacationists.
Spring in Taormina: Let’s talk weather
Spring finds Taormina pleasantly warm, and some people head to the beach to cool off and sunbath. The weather is getting warmer day by day but it's pretty unpredictable. The temperatures hover around low to mid twenties. The town enjoys plenty hours of sunshine and natural warmth, despite the rather frequent rainfalls.
Spring is also the best season for town exploration and sightseeing. The town's landscape slowly gets greener and the streets are not over-crowded with tourists. Hotel room rates are also lower!
Stay in a turn-of-the-century hotel: Villa Carlotta!
Your spring experience in Taormina will be further upgraded if you choose the right hotel to stay. Since we know how tricky finding a hotel can be, we have found the ideal villa for your most exciting spring holiday moments in Taormina. March is the opening month of a marvelous hotel, called Villa Carlotta.
Hotel Villa Carlotta opens in March, however its villas and apartments operate all-year-round!
Hotel Villa Carlotta is a luxurious property with a unique setting overlooking the Ionian Sea and Mt. Etna. It has a mix of contemporary and classic design, and pays attention even to the smallest details. If you were looking for three words to describe Hotel Villa Carlotta, those would be:
- Genuine and
- Home away from home
In addition to the standard rooms and suites, the hotel offers four beautiful apartments and two villas that aim to offer to their guests en even more upgraded luxury. You can choose a villa overlooking Isola Bella, or a fabulous lodging in the middle of Taormina’s most historical area.
Villa Carlotta, alongside its sister hotel Villa Ducale, rank top in TripAdvisor for a long time. Villa Carlotta's restaurant ranks 2nd out of the 220 restaurants in Taormina!
All the apartments feature mesmerizing views over the sea, while the rooms and suites come with sea views or garden views. In other words, no matter your personal preferences, you will definitely find a a room to settle in, that will make you feel happy and excited.
Spring in Taormina: Eat & Drink
You are going to fall in love with Taormina’s rich food culture whenever you end up visiting. The town has more than 200 restaurants, trattorias and pizzerias, usually operating daily from noon to 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. (and sometimes even later).
Trattorias offer better prices than restaurants, but they are both worth visiting when in Taormina. You should visit a restaurant to experience the more eclectic side of the local cuisine, and a trattoria to enjoy authentic, traditional Sicilian cuisine in its best form.
It goes without saying that all of your meals will be complemented with high-quality local wine. Don’t miss to try Etna wine, made from grapes that were grown on the slopes of the active volcano.
Villa Carlotta’s stunning restaurant “Il Miraggio” is also worth a visit. Its indoor area resembles a Sicilian citrus grove, while its panoramic terrace enjoys seductive sea views. In spring, you will still be able to enjoy your meal al fresco, but make sure to bring a jacket with you in the evenings, as they can get pretty chilly and windy.
“Il Miraggio” is open to everyone, offering from quick lunches to romantic candlelight dinners. Definitely try the delicious local delicacy, arancini (stuffed rice balls with ragù, mozzarella, and peas, coated with bread crumbs and deep fried) or the zucchini with fresh tomato sauce, basil and local cheese.
Spring in Taormina: Things to do
Leafy Taormina’s landscape in Spring is more beautiful than ever. The leaves start growing again on the trees, and the town is greener than ever. The tree leaves start growing from mid February, when almond streets start blooming. May finds Taormina lush and immersed in green.
Take a stroll in the fabulous public Garden of Taormina, which once belonged to the English noblewoman Lady Florence Trevelyan. Wander around its small squares connected by wide staircases and stepladders and embrace the fabulous view of the Bay of Naxos and Mount Etna while sitting on a wooden bench.
The ancient theatre of Taormina is without a doubt one of the most important sights in Sicily, and one of the most breathtaking viewpoints of Mt. Etna and the Ionian Coast. It has hosted various theatre plays, concerts, operas since the 50s.
If you happen to visit in May, relax and sunbathe on Isola Bella, Taormina’s most beautiful beach. The beach is right at the foot of the town, connecting the small islet to the mainland. Or, you could simply relax at Villa Carlotta’s main swimming pool, overlooking the stunning ocean.
Spring in Taormina: Just go for it!
Your spring experience in Taormina will be simply perfect and memorable. And it just takes two easy steps to find yourself there:
- Pick your favorite time to visit: May, if you want perfect weather conditions with lots of sunshine and relatively warm beaches. March and April, for much less crowds, medium to high temperatures and a chance of rainfall.
- Find the ideal room, villa or apartment for you in Villa Taormina, and click here to book now!