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Play parks/ recreation grounds in Taormina?

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Play parks/ recreation grounds in Taormina?

I am visiting Taormina in September with my husband and 2.5 year old son. I wondered if there were any play areas there that had swings, slides etc? I cannot find any reference for them at the moment and I wondered if there were any recommended trips/ activities we could do with him where he wouldn't be too bored? (We'll spend quite a lot of time at the beach and pool area) We will be hiring a car for the duration of our 10 day trip. Thanks

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1. Re: Play parks/ recreation grounds in Taormina?

We visited with my 1.5 year old niece and she really loved the Villa Comunale gardens. My memory is that there was a little playpark there she enjoyed. And it's lovely and shady in the heat of the day. She also really enjoyed the main street Corso Umberto, since there was always lots interesting to look at. And of course all the steps everywhere :) People in cafes and bars etc also were very accommodating with her and amused her as well, this is more a cultural norm in Italy than in the UK.

In the evening a lot of people gather in the main piazza (the black and white tiled one) with their kids and there was a fair amount of playing tag and running around, especially on weekend nights. Might also be worth bringing him there and seeing if he makes any friends :)

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2. Re: Play parks/ recreation grounds in Taormina?

Welcome to Sicily SuzanneJP!

Yes, there’s a small playground in Taormina’s Villa Comunale.

mylittleholiday.com/places-to-stay/…Taormina

https://www.theimagefile.com/…

Naxoslandia is an amusement park located in the Recanati section of Giardini – Open from 17.00 until midnight.

strgiardini.it/_/fr/numeri-utili/50-attivita…

https:/…naxoslandia.parcodivertimenti

Vagabonda

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3. Re: Play parks/ recreation grounds in Taormina?

Many thanks for replying, the suggestions look good. I'm sure he'll have a great time. He enjoyed Sorrento when we went last year and really liked all the street performers;the small recreation ground was a great addition too hence why I wondered if Taormina had one too.

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4. Re: Play parks/ recreation grounds in Taormina?

Prego SuzanneJP,

Taormina isn’t the most child-friendly/buggy-friendly town, but the Villa Comunale is a lovely oasis.

tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g187892-d2…

Your son may enjoy Lido Sayonara in Giardini....

http://www.sayonarabeachclub.it/it

tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g194774-…

Or - Taormina Beaches:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187892-i344-k3005…

Enjoy!

Vagabonda

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