Chiesa Madonna della Rocca

Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, Taormina

Chiesa Madonna della Rocca
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK1,453 contributions
You will be tired if you have walked up the steps to reach this church. It is tiny with an old fresco on the wall an beautifully decorated. The church appears carved into the rock and there are amazing views of the coast. There is a small pop-up cafe and then a good restaurant just down the road to revive you.
Written June 9, 2022
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Sally62
Northampton, UK4,576 contributions
We were staying in a hotel which was a short walk away but it would definitely be worth either walking up the winding staircase from the town itself or you could catch a bus as there is a stop nearby - it's the bus to Castelmola. It is a steep climb though so don't walk up in the middle of the day in the height of summer and make sure you have some water and a sun hat with you - thankfully we were just walking down afterwards. The tiny church was built into the rock around 1600 and there was a hermitage attached which is now abandoned - it doesn't look like much from the outside but it is beautiful inside. There is a small terrace in front of the church with amazing views over Taormina and the bay towards Giardini Naxos. I've based the length of the visit on the walk to get there as well.
Written August 27, 2020
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Andrea
Milan, Italy239 contributions
Our guide showed us this place, I'm afraid we wouldn't get to find this place without recommendations. The church was built in rocks and our guide told us that she believes that this place is sacral and people come here for help if they lose any hope. Another great part of this church is a fantastic view!
Written June 16, 2021
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,303 contributions
We were going to dinner in the area and had arranged for a taxi so we stopped here on the way.

Impressive how the church was built into the side of the mountain. Small, and with a low ceiling, but somehow it still felt open and not claustrophobic.

Beautiful views.
Written August 11, 2021
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Ed P
Peterborough, UK319 contributions
A beautiful little church at Madonna della Rocco, stunning interior with the rock roof. Great views of Etna. Accessible by road or a walk up the 540 steps with great views en-route! Worth a visit!
Written May 24, 2022
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Bridget B
35 contributions
Beautiful viewing, masterpiece stations and astonishing church structure built in to the rock. The stairs seem daunting but only the 100 are steep then they level out. Great landing to stop along the way and enjoy the views.
Written March 1, 2020
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Ger C
Dublin44 contributions
I walked up the steps which at midday was a bit of a work out. The sights on the way up were superb as was a lovely little church built into the rocks at the top. Very peaceful and we'll worth the effort. Felt I'd earned my lunch.
Written August 15, 2020
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Orrid
Maidstone, UK49 contributions
Couples
We have had 6 visits to Taormina, Each time we have been to this beautiful church 3 or four times . The inside of this church must bee seen, There is a small door just inside to the right that leads to an out side court yard. This area has a fantastic view the whole of Castelmola ,Mt Etna and the coast line towards Catania. The view from the front of the church looks down on the whole of Taormina.
There was a wedding at the church this year on our visit and the church was made up with flowers that filled the inside with a wonderful smell of roses.
Written October 5, 2016
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Dorothy H
Thorney, UK35 contributions
Couples
This is a quiet and historic site. It is cool either inside or on the bench along its wall outside. Needed if you have walked up the steps of the Villa Crucis. Note that there is a kiosk selling light refreshments, as well as a restaurant, in the road to the church.
Written May 12, 2018
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Mmarymomm
Pleasanton, CA1,738 contributions
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We walked from our hotel, Villa Ducale, to this little church and then down the mountainside using the steps of the Via Crucis. Along the way are the Stations of the Cross. Although the descent looks fairly steep the stairs are switchback and there are railings. The views are incredible-Roman theater, sea, town of Taormina. This is well worth expending the energy.
Written April 16, 2018
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