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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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Staines, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Corso Umberto is the main drag in Taormina. It runs virtually the whole length of the town and is quite a walk. Some good viewing pints at various stages along it. Shops and restaurants are in the main pretty upmarket, catering i think mainly for rich Americans from the cruise ships which regularly dock in Giardini Naxos. It's still quite... More

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This is a busy main street running through Taormina - especially prevalent at night time, there is an amazing atmosphere down Corso Umberto with loads of restaurants and shops and often musicians playing too. The shops are mostly designer but it is something you have to experience. We just strolled up and down here many times on our trip

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Where everything happens, restaurants, shops, e MUST go, specially if you are on foot. There are people on the street almost always

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Devon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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

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

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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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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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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