Porta Catania di Taormina
Porta Catania di Taormina
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Angela C
Mountain View, CA21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017
This may seem a little insignificant but I often have trouble in Sicily finding the best place to park. Taormina has two large parking areas that I know of. One at Porta Catania and the other at Porta Messina (Lumbi). I was favorably impressed by the parking garage at the Catania entrance to Taormina. It was clean and secure. There is a payment machine that is user friendly and you have ample time to leave the parking garage after payment. Although I have not personally used the parking garage at the Messina entrance to Taormina (Lumbi), the locals tell me to avoid it at all costs. Something to consider if you plan to visit Taormina.
Written July 3, 2017
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ani s
El Reno, OK69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Porta Catania will greet you into the center of town onto corso Umberto.
Porta Catania offer great views in- and outside the center.
Written August 7, 2019
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Sally62
Northampton, UK5,684 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Gate at the Catania end of Corso Umberto in what was the city wall - very narrow so the streets are pedestrianised.
Written August 31, 2020
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Mohi412
79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This is where the cobblestoned arcade begins in the heart of Taormina. You shall be crossing it many times over during a stay there as it is a key arrival point of every tourist. Enjoyable walks along the streets are a must.
Written August 17, 2019
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LoveToTravelTerrie
Frisco, TX1,307 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
One of the main old gates that marks the south entrance of Corso Umberto, the pedestrian only street with shops/restaurants. It's not quite as ornate as the Porto Messina Arch in the north end but it is fitting for this beautiful area! It took just 10 minutes (without stopping!) to get to the other end.
Written August 3, 2019
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Sophie C
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
Wonderful town. Lovely place to visit and have a walk around. I went with my partner and we had a wonderful time. Definately recommend staying in this area.
Written February 28, 2017
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Life-is-an-Adventure
Karmiel, Israel448 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
No big deal - this is the arch at the south end Corso Umberto, Porta Messina is at the north, about a kilometre away along the pedestrianized main street filled with shops and restaurants aimed at the tourists.
It is pretty though, has a concentration of restaurants and good for people watching.
Written November 12, 2016
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Thomas H
Copenhagen, Denmark26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Nothing special. It's a little less crowded than around Porta Messina. But for me it was just something to pass through.
Written October 17, 2019
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Ingela09
Houston, TX28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is the other gate to Corso Umberto I, here you can find a post office and a taxi station. If you walk to the left you will find Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stephano. easy to reach with nice gardens, sculptures and some of local modern time artist Giuseppe Mazzullo's art inside.
Written October 14, 2019
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Dan Maarek
Tel Aviv, Israel16,000 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
As I wrote in another review on Porta Messina, since Corso Umberto is the main street in the Old City of Taormina and since it goes from the southern Porta Catania to the Northern Porta Messina (as are situated these two main Cities), you will certainly pass by Porta Catania as you will pass by Porta Messina .

Since Porta Catania has the main Parking situated just nearby (a 7 storey building 100 meters away) if you have a car no doubt you'll have no choice but to cross this Gate.
It is actually more beautiful than Porta Messina and so are its surroundings and the entrance to the old city of Taormina.

It is also closer to the Duomo and its Piazza.
Written October 4, 2019
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