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What to do in Taormina in November

November is a beautiful time to visit Taormina, a charming town on the east coast of Sicily, Italy. During this month, the weather is generally mild, and the crowds from the summer season have thinned out, making it a more peaceful and pleasant time to explore the area. Here are some things to do in Taormina during this time of the year:

Explore the historic town

On your first day in Taormina, you can visit the historic center. With a maze of narrow streets that unravel along the main street Corso Umberto. Surrounded by beautiful architecture and quaint squares, visit the local shops, and enjoy the charming atmosphere.

Visit the ancient theater and enjoy the public garden

The Teatro Greco-Romano, an ancient Greek and Roman theater, is one of Taormina’s most iconic landmarks. It offers stunning views of Mount Etna and the coast. In November, the theater is less crowded, making it a great time to visit (open every day from 9.00 am to 4.45 pm, visit the official website for prices and more info). In the close vicinity of the theater, don’t miss the Villa Comunale Parco Florence Trevelyan. The fall foliage adds an extra layer of beauty to these green spaces full of local and exotic plants. Don’t miss “The Beehives”, eclectic structures built by Lady Florence Trevelyan to host her guests for tea time (open every day from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm, free entrance).

“The Beehives”, typical victorian structures

Hike in the countryside and relax on the beaches

November is the perfect season to enjoy the Taormina countryside. Delight a hike through the “Via Crucis” to reach the Madonna Rocca Sanctuary. Continuing towards Castelmola, a typical Sicilian medieval town. Admire the spectacular view of Taormina from Monte Venere.

View of Taormina from Monte Venere

Continue above all along the paths that lead to the lush beaches. While it might not be swimming weather in autumn, Taormina’s coast, in particular Isola Bella, is perfect for relaxing walks and enjoying the quiet seaside atmosphere.

View of Isola Bella in Taormina

Visit Mount Etna and taste typical food and wine

The slopes of Mount Etna offer excellent hiking opportunities in November. The cooler autumn weather is ideal for exploring the natural beauty of the region. If you desire to admire Etna during this season, don’t miss our Etna, Wine & Alcantara tour or the Good Morning Etna tour.

A beech tree along an Etna path

November is a great time to savor the delicious seasonal food and wine from the Etna region. Try local dishes featuring fresh ingredients, such as wild mushrooms, chestnuts, and seasonal fruits. This is the best season to accompany culinary delicacies with the typical Etna wine. What better time to immerse yourself in the flavors of autumn than with our Etna Wineries tour?

Typical autumn wine-tasting lunch

Explore nearby attractions

Autumn is the perfect time of the year to escape the summer heat and visit the marvelous attractions near Taormina. Take a day trip to Siracusa and Noto to admire the glories of the Greek past and the opulence of the Sicilian baroque. Enjoy the Valley Temple in Agrigento and Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina, to discover the breathtaking Sicilian archeology. Take a walk in the stunning towns that Francis Ford Coppola chose for his Godfather movie: Savoca and Forza D’Agrò.

Overall, November is a delightful time to experience Taormina and its surroundings, as the mild weather and fewer tourists create a more authentic and relaxing experience.