The Ionian Coast of Sicily is home to a number of the island’s most recognizable landmarks, including the Strait of Messina, Mount Etna, and the best preserved ancient Greek theater in the world. Catania is the heart of the region and a lively, urban hub full with young people, bars, and clubs. It is one of the most exciting places to visit in Sicily, and its black-and-white baroque architecture is on the World Heritage list. Located on a rocky mountainside, the royal town of Taormina is a favorite destination for high-profile visitors both on vacation and for day trips. The wooded slopes and crater summits of Mt. Etna, which looms menacingly over the city, make for some of the best hiking in the world. It is no secret that Etna is also a prime location for wine production, with vineyards and acclaimed wineries dotting the landscape. The mountain provides a picturesque backdrop for the pursuit of the ideal vintage, and all it takes is a car and some advance preparation.
Take advantage of the unique opportunities this fascinating location offers. Choose your favorite place, then look through the Taormina villas around to discover the ideal one.