| In corso Umberto I an hotel with a view of the sea over Naxos Bay Gardens and Mt. Etna |
The Hotel del Corso is located on Corso Umberto I, whence it derives its name, which is actually the ancient Roman Via Valeria that crossed through the historic village of Taormina from Porta Messina to Porta Catania.
Today it is a pleasant pedestrian area, full of lively and characteristic picturesque shops and cafes. Corso Umberto I is the gateway to the historic city from Hotel del Corso, in perfect harmony with the splendid panorama of the sea over Naxos Bay Gardens and Mt. Etna, crowned by the ramparts of the medieval tower of the Ducal Palace of Saint Stefano.
With a panorama like this, the vicinity of the partner parking garage in Porta Catania (a 5 minute walk) and the shuttle bus stop for the beaches or the city center, and the one of a kind Corso Umberto I, the Hotel del Corso is one of the 3 star hotels in Taormina that enjoys a truly special location.
Elegant and lively, pleasantly surprising in every season, Taormina is the epitome of a beautiful city. Artists and writers from every age have sung the praises of its extraordinary landscapes and its glorious past, sealed by the Greek/Roman Amphitheater.
The Hotel del Corso in Taormina is also the ideal place for those who are searching for a stay that includes sunbathing on the beaches of Mazzarò, the Isola Bella (a nature reserve ), Spisone and Mazzeo (which can be easily reached from the Hotel del Corso on the shuttle buses that depart from Porta Catania, and where the hotel’s guests can find partner beach facilities), as well as for those who are seeking culture and nightlife among the lanes, squares and gardens of Taormina, all tinged with art and history.
The magnificent Ducal Palace of Saint Stefano, a fourteenth century castle reminiscent of Arab and Norman dominion in its form and decorations, is only a few steps away from the Hotel del Corso. When staying in a Taormina hotel, it is also a must to see the Badia Vecchia (an ancient abbey), another splendid medieval fortress. IX Aprile Square also provides a magnificent panorama: the Naumachie, important ruins of Roman era Taormina, the Clock Tower, the gates of the medieval city, Corvaja Palace with its unique form derived from the overlapping of Arab, Norman and Gothic styles of architecture, the lovely sumptuous Municipal Villa gardens and, in closing, the Greek/Roman Amphitheater, situated in the most panoramic position of Taormina, which still today hosts internationally renowned shows and events that attract the jet set from the worlds of film, television and fashion.
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From the A18 Catania – Messina highway, exit at Taormina and continue on to the historic center (approximately 7 kilometers) up to the entrance into the city near the Lumbi parking garage. Stay on the left and take the Monte Tauro Tunnel, which bypasses the center of Taormina and exits in Porta Catania. Leave your car in the Porta Catania parking garage (for a fee) and walk along Corso Umberto. After 5 minutes, you will arrive at the Hotel del Corso at number 238.
The Taormina - Giardini Naxos train station (Catania – Messina lines) can be reached from all directions. The Hotel del Corso is located only 2 kilometers from the train station. We recommend that our guests take a taxi, which arrives at the hotel in only a few minutes.
The airport closest to Taormina and the Hotel del Corso is the Fontanarossa Airport in Catania (64 km away). From the airport, take the S.A.I.S. bus or Etna Services bus to Taormina and get off at the last stop, the terminal on Via Pirandello. From here, we recommend that our guests take a taxi, which arrives at the hotel in only a few minutes.