Taormina is a small city located on the west coast of Sicily, between Catania and Taormina on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean sea. Taormina has been inhabited since ancient times and was settled by Greek colonists in the 8th century BC. The city experienced different rulers and was completely destroyed by the Arabs after 963 AD. It then again became part of different reigns, until becoming part of the kingdom of Italy in 1860. Taormina is a popular tourist destination with an intact medieval core and offers good views of the Ionian sea. The major highlight is the well-preserved Greek theatre, situated on a promontory with great views of the Sicilian coast. Personally I didn't find Taormina overly impressive, except for the Greek theatre.
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