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Porta Messina

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Address: Porta Messina, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
11:00 - 23:30
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The best way into Taormina

If you park at Parcheggio Lumbi the shuttle drops you off just in front of this gate and then you can walk directly into town from here.

Reviewed 19 March 2017
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

If you park at Parcheggio Lumbi the shuttle drops you off just in front of this gate and then you can walk directly into town from here.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Is an excellent place to visit : Is one of the doors of the old Taormina . It delimits the original walls

Thank Matilde G
Oakland, California
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1,043 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This is just a simple stone arch, nothing special. The area is surrounded by cafes, restaurants and lots and lots of souvenir shops. This begins (or ends) your walk through Taormina.

Thank Thomas V
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Small place. The woman at the tickets office was very friendly and helpful. Nice ferry to go to villa San Giovanni. Cheap. Could be bigger waiting lounge.

Or Yehuda, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This stone arch is reminiscent of the many “gates” that still exist today that are entrances and exits of the “old cities” of ancient times, such as can be found in my capital city of Jerusalem. This particular gate leads to a street that is one long, pretty, pedestrian mall full of inviting restaurants, pubs, coffee houses and gift shops... More 

Thank Yitzchak M
Canada & Israel
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136 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 487 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

No big deal - this is the arch at the north end of Corso Umberto, Porta Catania is at the south, about a kilometre away along the pedestrianized main street filled with shops and restaurants aimed at the tourists. It is also a transportation "hub" with taxis, tour buses, city and regional buses. The gondola station is close by as... More 

1 Thank Life-is-an-Adventure
Swieqi, Malta
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160 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Walk through the gateway to Taormina and get the sense of the town, all the shopping bars and restaurants await as well as churches galleries and architecture.

1 Thank paul t
Princeton, Minnesota
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

It is very old and and very well kept. It is the gate to the town of Taormina. There is also great Gelato near by.

1 Thank Larry W
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

A lovely town square where there is an old 'car train' to take you around, rows of old Italian cars to look over, plus beautiful old buildings, very laid back. We walked five minutes away from the town square and relaxed with a cool beer in a café which also had free wifi.

1 Thank John E
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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122 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Don't miss walking through the streets of Taormina. It's a quaint town with great shops and food. Lots to see and experience and the scenery is unforgettable.

1 Thank Christopher P

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