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Corso Umberto

Corso Umberto, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 30 Attractions in Taormina
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Devon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Corso Umberto was a shock to the system. Our first attempt ,mid afternoon, to stroll along its much vaunted main street was unpleasant - the crowds were as dense as the passegiata and we had to walk one behind the other (only 2 of us) as we dodged huge groups each with a leader bearing a stick with a number... More

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Sussex
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Taormina is well-cared-for, prosperous and caters for tourists which is all great BUT it is all these things to the ninth degree which is also its weakness. It is as if the entire tourism budget for the North East of Sicily had been poured into this small town resulting in a bit of a theme park feel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

A stroll along the corso in the evening captures the essence of Italian life; music, delicious food, warm weather even in late September and so many unique places to stop for a drink and soak up the atmosphere. Window shopping doesn't get better.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Cafe and pasticerias are nice. Many restaurants with mostly medium quality food. Very nice shops and quality clothing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A long stretch of small storefronts with stuff from kitchy tourist stuff... to upscale jewelry and clothiers... Not to mention more food and wine than you can shake a stick at...

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Los Angeles
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

You will find all sorts of shops selling high-fashion merchandise as well as memorabilia. Extremely quaint! You can soak in that feeling of small Italian village while window-shopping! Most everyone here speaks English, although we tried to learn few Italian phrases.

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Mawsley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Our Thomson holiday rep. described Corso Umberto I as an upmarket, expensive and stylist street. Well, it wasn't! There are some nice shops with fancy logos and fancy prices but for the most part there were averge type cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

wonderful pedestrian shopping.With designer shops mixed in with the touristy shops. Lots of side street for eating and to visit historical sights.Be aware the post office is at one end of the street and you can only buy stamps from there. A wonderful atmosphere in the evening with people milling about and eating.The views of Mnt Etna from the half... More

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Sao Caetano do Sul, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Walking in Corso Umberto is a delight. Lots of stores, restaurants, cafés, gelaterias for a nice ice cream, historical sites, great views, so do not hesitate, just go there and enjoy.

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Valletta, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A lovely variety of shops but take your card or a fat wallet with you. The pretty balconies and the infrastructure have to be noticed and appreciated. Don't just look at the shops. Look above you.

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