The easiest and most convenient way for anyone who is NOT an alpinist and is not A Foot Climber to the Castelmola is by using the city bus that takes you to the square at the entrance to the town. …
Having stayed just below the village centre we explored all local places during our two week holiday. Well worth the climb to the castle ruins during the day or at night when the area is illuminated. Great views all around to include the 'smoking' Mount Etna.
This is a must see town when visiting the Taormina area--just a few minutes away from the city center. The town is very charming, has views to be admired, and offers nice restaurants and shops. I wish I could have spent more time. Getting there is easy by City bus or taxi.
Nice square, great views... enjoyed with a cold beer! It's a small area at the top of the hill, but worth a short visit.
It is a very steep climb up the stairs but well worth it. The views from the top are amazing. There is a lift to assist those not so mobile.