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Review of Giardini della Villa Comunale

Giardini della Villa Comunale
Ranked #2 of 97 things to do in Taormina
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A breath of fresh air”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

In Taormina, where tourism is often reduced to its lowest common denominator, these gardens are a breath of heaven. Beautifully planted with majestic century-old trees, carefully planned beds where less is more and unusual follies built from wood, brick and mosaics round every corner, tinkling fountains and water spouts, this is a wonderful place to wander for a few hours, away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets surrounding the city centre. The views from the terraces, which drop down almost vertically to the dark blue seas below, are breathtaking. The Gulf of Naxos in all its glory backed by towering snow-capped Etna and closer to home Monte Tauro dominated by its castle, are sublime. Plenty of birds to spot including itinerant house martins on their way North, and the soft whack of tennis from the adjacent public courts, add to the restful tranquility of these beautifully maintained gardens.

Visited April 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Must See”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

Wow - really beautiful garden in an English style with fantastic views over the sea. We felt one of the best places to visit in Taormina. Simply lovely especially on sunny day.

Visited April 2014
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Irvine, California
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“Relaxing Oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

This hidden gem offered tree-lined paths with hidden alcoves of animals (don't miss the parrots!) and building structures from the original design. A pleasant place to stroll and catch your breath.

Visited March 2014
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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38 reviews
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“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

Lovely park, very quite and nice to walk around. In every corner you have a new surprise and there is a great view from there.

Visited March 2014
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“Away from the tourist maelstrom”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

This garden is lovely and absolutely well worth a stroll around -

the sculpture of two winged lovers, the topiary, the beautiful follies and of course the view all make for a delightful place full of calm. Although we visited in early spring when the weather was quite pleasant, I could imagine this would be a lovely cool place to be in the heat of the summer - and it is free . What more could you want. Bellissimo!

Visited March 2014
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