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Corso Umberto 1, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

Many tourists as well as locals meet at this easy to find and attractive location. We actually met our Cooking class Chef at this location before walking thru fresh food market. From this point you can walk the main pedestrian street Corso Umberto and enjoy...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lynne D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Marks the end of the normal walkway through the town. Nice arch but not a lot more to say. a photo opportunity

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GardenerBuff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gateway is rather impressively grand even though it merely leads one into a shopping street. Still it is worth a photo these days.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kirkcaldylad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our shuttle dropped us off right outside this gate and it is the gate closer to the ancient theater.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Porta Messina is the north entrance of the historical center of the town which leads to the main street of Taormina. In combination with Porta Catania, located south of the town, Porta Messina is part of the ancient fortified walls which started from the northeast....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 120Roxana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We managed to book a cooking class here at the very end of tourist season before they closed for a holiday. We were so glad we made it. Sound chef Giovanni took us to the local market to pick out our fish. We learned all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 239suzans
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most People and Tours begin at the Porta di Catania and end here are Porta Messina. However, the beginning and the end are about the same; with vehicles, tourists, and locals clamoring about to get into the main area of Taormina. The street that connects...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank OnYourMarkTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When arriving by bus to Taormina this is your first sight you see before entering this magical town.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IAN D
Reviewed 20 October 2018

It used to be a part of old fortified and walled city. That ancient gate was at the times, a main entry into the old merchant city of Taormina. Porta Taormina is in fact a link between the climbing road from the side of Lido...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 8 October 2018

There are gates in the shopping area that were once the gates into the city. Fun to walk through such ancient structures and imagine the old days.

Date of experience: September 2018
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