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“Quaint town, great views, awesome canole!”
Review of Corso Umberto

Corso Umberto
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

We had the pleasure of visiting Taormina twice this year, in July and October. Corso Umberto is the town's main street, it stretches from the piazza where the elevators are all the way to the last arch that pretty much marks the end of the old town. The street is lined with many delightful shops, restaurants, churches, and piazzas with great views. One of the first piazza you encounter is where the Cathedral is located. Very nice cathedral and definitely worth a peek. This is also where tour groups gather and meet, (tours usually gove you a ticket for a bottled water which is redeemable at one of the cafes here0. The next piazza has a great restaurant that serves amazing pizza. The outdoor seating offers wonderful ocean views and on a clear day postcard views of Mt. Etna (it will be on your right as you gase at the ocean). We spent a lazy afternoon at this restaurant sipping wine and watching our grand kids play soccer in the piazza. I believe there is also a public toilet located here. Costs about 1 Euro but it's very clean, you must go down a narrow set of steps to get there and pay the attendant before you enter. Along Corso Umberto you will find many nice shops and interesting alleys, the ones on your right as you head away from the elevators offer some restaurants and cafes with amazing views should you decide to wander down. On the left right next to a gelateria is a very narrow staircase, it makes for an interesting picture, you can't miss it as there is usually a line of tourists waiting to take a photo. Further down the street you will find the uphill road to the theater. If you walk up the ramp like street that is lines with more shops and trucks selling fresh squeezes orange juice, which by the way is very good and refreshing, you will will get to the theater. If you take the small street next to the ramp you will find a pastry shop that sells awesome canolis. They have regular sized one as well as mini canolis in a variety of cream flavors. They also have a nice assortment of cookies and marzipan. We chose to get a variety of minis, I can't decide which I loved best, but I'm partial to the chocolate ones.

5  Thank Portia123Hawaii
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Main street of taormina, it has it all: bars, restaruants, shops, archeological sites, great views and wonderfull buildings. Best part of town

1  Thank Pedro J
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

we stayed at the Caperena on the beach, but took the shuttle up to the Corso every day. we discouvered little family run restaurants that spoiled and almost adopted us, took long walks, i was amazed at how friendly and relaxed a town this is. yes, the cruise ships land and everyone works hard to please and sell to them, but then it goes back to being the friendly village it has been for centuries

2  Thank Freddy46
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Although is full of tourists, the Corso Umberto is about as picturesque as you can imagine. The restaurants are very pricy, but you'll be entertained by a local band with an old jokester as the front man.

1  Thank Hrvoje_Ryznar
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

bustling main street of taormina with lots to see,full of history,churches,restaurants,and if you like to shop you wont be disappointed.with street artists and also galleries to antique shops

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