Corso Umberto I Tours

The Corso Umberto I is the main street in Taormina, running from one end of the historic center to the other. This pedestrian-only avenue is, as you might imagine, lined with shops, restaurants, and hotels, all beckoning the countless tourists who amble by each day during the high season. But it’s not just a tourist street - locals enjoy strolling along the Corso Umberto I, too.

Taormina’s Medieval Quarter is one of the prettiest sections of the city, and Corso Umberto I cuts right through its middle. The clock tower that marks the start of the Medieval Quarter is actually in an arched tower that spans the Corso Umberto I. The particularly picturesque Piazza Aprile IX sits along the famous street, and it’s one of the most popular places to pause and do some people-watching. The view from the piazza over the water is lovely, and the piazza itself is a beautiful backdrop to whatever is going on.

Further down the Corso Umberto I is another piazza, the Piazza Duomo in front of Taormina’s cathedral. This is another good place for a pause - many hang out on or near the Baroque fountain at the center of the piazza.

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Keep in mind that while you’ll find plenty of cheap souvenirs on offer in shops along the Corso Umberto I, you’ll also find unique Sicilian treats and crafts to take home, too. Plan to take your time wandering this street - and many of the smaller streets that connect to it - in order to find the hidden gems. For an insider look at this city’s most famous street, take a walking tour of Taormina with an expert local guide.
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Address: Corso Umberto I, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Messina Shore Excursion: Full-Day Taormina and Castelmola Tour

While your ship is in Messina, see more of Sicily with a 6-hour trip to Taormina. Take a guided tour of this historical city, including a stroll along Corso Umberto, once an ancient Roman street, and a visit to the Greco-Roman Theater. Plus, sample Sicilian delicacies, admire views of Mt. Etna and Giardini-Naxos bay from Castelmola, and on return to Messina, check out this ancient port’s highlights. Port and Taormina pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Taormina Segway Tour

Glide past Taormina’s top sites on this 3-hour Segway tour. Led by an expert guide, explore the Borgo Medievale, Taormina’s oldest district. See the bustling Piazza del Duomo, city hall and the San Domenico Palace Hotel, once an ancient monastery. Check out views of Mt Etna from Villa Comunale before heading to the ancient Greek amphitheater of Teatro Greco. Learn about the gladiatorial games held in the impressive spot before concluding your tour at your original departure point.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Catania Shore Excursion: Catania to Taormina and Castelmola

Make the most of your time at shore and explore the beautiful Sicilian towns of Taormina and Castelmola. See key landmarks like the Greek theater, Palazzo Corvaja, and the city’s cathedral before heading up to the small village of Castelmola. Here visitors can admire the panoramic views of the imposing Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe, and the Bay of Naxos before heading back to your ship.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Taormina and Castelmola Tour from Messina

Visit Taormina and Castelmola on this tour from Messina. During a quick stop in the village of Castelmola, admire a view of the surrounding Sicilian landscape, including Mt Etna. Then head to Taormina to see sights like Isola Bella and the Greek Theatre. Browse local shops or bars, if you wish, and take a walk along Corso Umberto.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Etna and Taormina Tour from Messina

See the volcanic landscape of Mount Etna, then stroll the hilltop town of Taormina on a full-day tour from Messina that explores Sicily’s remarkable landscape, architecture, and culture. You’ll have views into the Silvestri Craters, and time to take in Taormina’s ancient Roman streets, theater, and monuments with the guide. This full-day tour includes pickup and drop-off at the Messina port or Cathedral Square, and transport in a climate-controlled coach.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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2-hour Private Sightseeing Tour of Taormina

Taormina is one of Sicily’s most beautiful hilltop towns, but it can be challenge to avoid the crowds, especially in the summer months. This private 2-hour tour ensures a personalized experience and the undivided attention of your guide, so you can admire landmarks such as the Greek Theatre, Corvaia Palace, and Porta Messina; learn more about Taormina’s ancient history; and enjoy spectacular views of Mount Etna.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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The Godfather and Taormina Tour from Messina

Embark on a 6-hour tour from Messina that takes in Taormina and the village of Savoca, featured in scenes from the film ‘The Godfather.’ Visit several filming locations in Savoca, including Bar Vitelli and Trimarchi Palace. Continue to Taormina, where you'll see highlights along the Corso Umberto, plus visit the ancient Teatro Greco and Isola Bella, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in Cathedral Square — home to the largest astronomical clock in the world — and a number of local places of worship before returning to Messina.
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Private Guided Tour to Sicilian Resorts with Optional Food and Wine Tasting

Soak up the atmosphere of some of the most popular Sicilian resorts on this private tour. See the top sites in Taormina, Castelmola, and Giardini Naxos where you will explore the Corso Umberto, the Greek and Odeon theaters, lovely historic palazzos St. Catherina Church, and the Duomo. Gain a deeper understanding of the beautiful island and its history as you spend approximately five hours touring and learning with your guide.
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Taormina Walking Tour and Wine Tasting Including Skip-the-line Ticket to the Greek Theatre

Discover Taormina’s historic secrets and modern delights on a 3-hour walking tour of highlights like Palazzo Corvaja, Santa Caterina church and Vicolo Stretto — the narrowest street in town. Gain skip-the-line entry to the ancient Greek theater, which boasts magnificent views of Mt Etna and Giardini Naxos. In the main square of Piazza IX Aprile, rest your feet and refresh with a tasting of unique Mt Etna DOC wines and savory local products at an enoteca.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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The Godfather places

Godfather fans, this one is for you. Visit locations from the award-winning Godfather trilogy with a local guide. Your tour begins with a stop by Bar Vitelli, then on to an ancient synagogue. You will also visit Forza d’Agrò, Taormina, Corso Umberto, and more.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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