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Corso Umberto

Corso Umberto, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 29 attractions in Taormina
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Koszalin, Poland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

It is what you must see but only late evening after 7:00 p.m when people come here to sit and rest another come here to eat dinner and then walk by along Corso umberto. After dinner you can go shopping and spend rest of your money ( if something left after expensive dinner :). Along this street you will find... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

You can't miss it, its the main street! But, it really is wonderful wandering up and down in the late evening listening to music, eating, drinking and looking at the red lava flows of Mount Etna.

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Napa, California, United States
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35 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

If you like crowds and want to be seen this is it. At night we could hardly walk since it was so crowded. But, during the day it is not so bad and good for shopping.

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Fleetwood, Lancs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Went in August. It's full of life but so so busy. Lots of nice shops. Hundreds of restaurants to choose from. Drinks are expensive in bars. Expect to pay €3 for a soft drink. Found service to be good everywhere. Two fantastic viewing points of mount Etna. Cable car to beach runs until 1 in the morning.

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Lovely gelato. Fantastic buildings. Expensive shops and really gets busy at around nine when people dress up for dinner and come out. Lots of interesting buildings and people to watch. Views fantastic. Absolutely gorgeous place. Will def be going back for another holiday.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Being summertime, other than early in the morning, before 10am, there are always people strolling this mainly traffic-free street. The later in the day that you go there the more people you'll find simply wandering and looking at the sights. If you are desperate, then eat here, otherwise pick somewhere off the Corso where less tourists go.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The main artery of Taormina. It is lined with interesting sights and shops selling everything a traveller needs or doesn't need. Many shops sell quality gelati and canoli. Get up early for atmospheric photos of the sun beginning to hit the piazzas and buildings.

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manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a great place to stroll especially in the evening when the heat has gone out of the sun, lots of people eating / drinking outside, hundreds of places to choose from and also some great street performances. It's a great place to sit outside and people watch

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Corso Umberto is apparently the place to be in Taormina. We wandered the Corso on a few occasions but found the atmosphere better during the evening. It was always swelteringly hot and always packed with people (especially rude ones, we found). There is an interesting mix of designer shops (Gucci, Dolce and Gabbana etc), bars, bakeries and souvenir shops... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Taormina is beautiful. This street is full of tourist and upscale shops, but if you look around, you can find some really interesting things. Bring your camera/sketchpad. For ceramics, I recommend waiting until you find the artist co-op owned workshop that is farther down the street. The work is not as traditional, but it is unique, and you know your... More

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