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Corso Umberto, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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All reviews the main street designer shops lovely street gelato window shop busy street people watching lots of shops great shopping evening stroll long street high street bars and restaurants gelateria porta catania nice walk watch the world
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can't find it here, probably not worth having. This main, car-free stretch of Taromina is a large, open-air market. There are plenty of restaurants, geleteria, tourist shops, and clothing boutiques to keep you entertained for a day. The town council seems to have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lance D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a nice place to walk, stop for a coffee, have a meal or do some shopping. Although prices were higher than outside Taormina, when it comes to artistic work and suouvenirs, it’s excellent! You can stop to see incredible sights with the see and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank petrescui2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the main artery of the City, it begins in Porta Messina and ends in Porta Catania. This road is pedestrian and has the most important monuments, beautiful stores of ceramics and food products of Sicily

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ciel0a91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though we visited during the coldest month we really enjoyed walking around this area. Beautiful narrow streets and lovely little shops . So much history as well.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank easterntreker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This walking street is of course filled with tourists but locals also walk and shop and eat along this famous street. Unusual shops along with the usual tourist shopping stores. You can find just about any gift you forgot to purchase along your cruise or...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lynne D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Main Street in a lovely town, full of shops and places to eat. Very touristy, but some interesting churches and architecture.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bart R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

enjoyed during the day and also at night when it was lit up. Good range of small independent shops,primarily selling food or ceramics.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GardenerBuff
Reviewed December 10, 2018

This long and easy walk that leads you all across the City from the entrance at the City gate to the Antic Theater (after a right turn on another street) is very pictural, very neat and clean place, wonderful houses and low rise buildings, churches...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

It is the main drag through the town and its is full of shops and cafes and bars. Many of the buildings are worth more than a second look so do look up. If you do, watch out for pickpockets. and it seems to be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kirkcaldylad
Reviewed November 26, 2018

The street is meandering through the heart of the historic centre.It is bordered to the north by Porta Messina and to the south from Porta Catania. It is full of buildings belonging to styles from different eras, from the Arabic to the Norman, from the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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376magdaz
January 14, 2018|
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Response from CallumJohnB | Reviewed this property |
Hello Magda, only just seen your question, so late replying. My wife and I spent a fantastic week in Taormina, which is a beautiful and vibrant place to stay. Thankfully it wasn't to busy so we had not trouble booking... More
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August 22, 2017|
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Pedestrian area. But lots of taxi available we walked mostly and used public transportation it was cheap and efficient
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hellommg
cincinnati, oh
If you've been there lately what'd you think @ the garbage? (22 Replies)
I was in Naples a yr ago for only three days and really enjoyed it and was just passing through again a few weeks ago but only for one night, so we dropped off our bags at the hotel and headed out walking up Corso Umberto and back around through the back streets and I was appalled at all the mountains of garbage everywhere. I don't remember it that bad a yr ago. They were HUGE and there were many. I think Naples gets a bad rap, but you would think that somebody could do something. It doesn't...More
April 17, 2011|
Response fromgusm007|
We are just back from Sorrento ,decided to go to Naples for the day. We could not believe the amout of Litter all over the place in fact i have to say its the dirtiest city we have ever visited
David9
Kent, England
Parking for disabled and places to eat (3 Replies)
We are staying just off Corsa Umberto in a hired apartment and will be hiring a car for some of our trip. I know the recommendation is to use the Lungi parking garage - buit as my husband has a blue disabled badge I was wondering a. How far from the Corso Umberto does the courtesy bus stop (we are staying on Via Giovanni near the Bam Bar) and b. if there is any parking at all in town for disabled badge holders? Secondly any restaurant recommendations would be welcome. Local food - price...More
September 18, 2012|
Response fromVagabonda|
Welcome to Sicily David9! No, the recommendation is to use the Porta Catania parking station which is flat and on level with Corso Umberto. Disabled Parking in Taomina, Sicily: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187892-i344-k5365… Toarmina sightseeing for a handicapped person: tripadvisor.com/…35263012 There have been many earlier threads discussing Taormina’s restaurants if you were to use the Search box. Rule of thumb – Unfortunately the further the restaurant is located off Corso...More
Belfastgirl23
Belfast, NI
Internet and gym (17 Replies)
Hi vagabonda and everyone Looking forward to getting back to Taormina next weekend! The last few years I've been using the internet cafe on Corso Umberto but it's pretty expensive. Can anyone suggest an alternative, preferably where you can bring your own laptop? When I googled I found the Las Vegas cafe and Net Point on Via Iallia Bassia 32. I did used to use the Net Point cafe all the time but it was closed last time I was there. Does anyone know if it's reopened? And if not,...More
August 25, 2011|
Response fromVagabonda|
Hi Belfastgirl23 - Welcome back! :-) Since you visit so frequently and you’d like to use your own computer, have you ever considered??? Dongle Coverage? tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187817-i997-k4198… In addition to the Internet Café on Corso Umberto, Las Vegas Internet, and Net Point, you might try Tauro Communication at piazza S. Antonio 5, but you would use their computers. You can pay hourly rates (probably around 10,00 euro per hour) at the Quarus fitness centre on Via...More