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“Very crowded”
Review of Corso Umberto

Corso Umberto
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Golden, Colorado
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“Very crowded”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

There are some beautiful shops and restaurants along the Corso Umberto. However you are constantly dodging traffic and it is very corwded with people.

Visited September 2013
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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“Beautiful Main Street”
Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Every evening we took a stroll down this Main Street in Taormina watching the people and looking at all the beautiful shops, restaurants and activities.

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Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
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“a main feature of Taormina but tourist-dominated”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

The history has been lost to some extent ( ok the Greek Theatre etc still visible) but a visit to Taormina is a tourist event and the Corso is the main exercise. Some lovely spaces and architecture mingle with the chic and tourist shops, cafes and food stores - not to mention the numerous street-sellers, all trying to flog those "splat and reform" bits of junk.
We parked in the Lumbi car park (€8 for the afternoon) below the east end of the town and took the free shuttle bus up to the Messina Gate - well worth it. We stopped for some lunch, not bad but a bit slow, and strolled the length of the Corso and back stopping to view the numerous alleys, some shops, the piazzas, the buildings and architecture. It is an interesting place to wander and you do need time. We just had enough left to visit the Greek Theatre before it closed and we had to get on the road. We were glad to have visited but would we return ? perhaps but only to see a bit more of the history and buildings.

Visited September 2013
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Kormend, Hungary
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“The main street”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

If I remember well, we walked along this street all of the evenings we were in Taormina. (It was 4 days.) I think, this is the main street of Taormina, and it was always full of people. There are a lot of restaurants, bars and shops there. The narrow alleis have a very pleasant atmosphere. I liked walk through this street..

Visited June 2013
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pittston, pa
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“A great thoroughfare in a great town”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

What a great boulevard that hosts great shops, restaurants, and hotels! The views are splendid with Mount Etna truly within the vista. People walking, talking, congregating, in a terrific atmosphere. A place to be revisited over and over again.

Visited September 2013
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