Taormina Arts Festival, Sicily

July And August 2012

The Taormina Arts Festival starts with the film festival throughout June and then moves on to music, theatre, dance and exhibitions in July and August, culminating in the Toarmina Book Festival.

Highlights this year include Sting on 13 July, Ben Harper on the 25 July and the Jazz Festival which runs from 17 – 22 July. The majority of events take place in the stunning Teatra Antico – the wonderful Greek Theatre, with breath-taking views due to the theatre’s position on a rocky spur of land extending towards the sea, far below. The curving rows of seats are a wonderful place to sit and dream away an hour or two.

Toarmina is a small town on the east coast of Sicily, and has been a very popular tourist destination since the 19th century. It has fabulous beaches on the Ionian sea and is situated on a hill in a unique area of natural beauty.

Essential Italy can recommend the following accommodation option, on the edge of this bustling city.

Taormina Apartments: https://www.essentialitaly.co.uk/sicily_apartments_taormina-apartments.php

Perched on a little corner of the hill, this beautiful residence housing 11 apartments, boasts magnificent views of both the bay of Giardini Naxos and glorious Mount Etna and is only 800m away from one of the two gates that access the buzzing and lively town of Taormina. The Residence was recently completely restored, keeping the features of the small original building, and building a new addition in exactly the same style.

All the one bedroom and two bedroom apartments, offer spacious living areas, well equipped kitchens, comfortable bedrooms, contemporary bathrooms and beautiful terraces.. Air conditioning, heating and wi-fi is found throughout. A garden with communal terrace and stunning pool completes the picture.

The famous town of Taormina with its fantastic choice of restaurants, bars, cafes and shops is a gentle stroll away.

Prices:  Apartments sleeping 2 from £855 – £1596 per week. Apartments sleeping 4 from £1615 – £2280 per week