The short 20-minute climb to the top of Monte Tauro (378m) is not exactly Himalayan but it is steep and the final steps are quite hard...
Santuario Madonna della Rocca
Built inside a grotto on Monte Tauro, this small church was founded by the abbot Francesco Raineri in around 1640. According to legend,...
Perched atop Monte Tauro are the (inaccessible) ruins of this castle, built between the 11th and 12th centuries. The castle sits on the...
With seating on an intimate, candlelit courtyard, this coveted nosh spot (book ahead!) is the passion project of siblings Jacqueline and...
For eye-popping views of the coastline and Mt Etna, head for this cute hilltop village above Taormina, crowned by a ruined castle. If you're reasonably fit, head up on foot (one hour) for a good workout and sweeping panoramas. Alternatively, take the hourly Interbus service (one way/return €1.90/3, 15 minutes). While you're up here, stop in for almond wine at Bar Turrisi , a four-level bar with some rather cheeky decor.