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Via Madonna Rocca | Salita Castello, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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All reviews via crucis worth the effort worth the climb beautiful church zig zag great walk castle mola villa ducale climb the stairs fab views peaceful place vantage point walk up mt etna carved town path
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Climbed up the long way which involved some walking on the roadway but mostly walking up a very, very long set of old steps. This was beautiful every moment of the way. The Saracen Castle was just above the church. Once there we found a...More

Thank mandotraveler
Reviewed 4 days ago

Finding the path from Corso Umberto required google maps but once climbing the steps every pause was rewarded with another stunning view. The Chapel provided a quiet place of recuperation after the climb and the photographs a perpetual reminder of the extraordinary views. We did...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The climb up isn’t too tiring if you pace yourself. You are rewarded with increasingly spectacular views of Taormina, the coast and Etna. The view at the top is tremendous. The church itself is carved out of the rock and is a peaceful place. Recommended.

Thank StepneyTraveller
Reviewed 13 September 2018

It takes some courage to climb it by foot but the reward is so worth it. Incredible view of Taormina, Etna, the coastline of East Sicily from the top. Best time to go is early morning.

1  Thank NicoAkr
Reviewed 12 September 2018

My partner was hesitant about tackling the stairs but it was well worth the climb. The views of Taormina are absolutely stunning and if you want you can then catch the local bus back down for less than 2 eurowhich is an experience in itself.

1  Thank Roslyn F
Reviewed 5 September 2018

little chapel on top of a hill that really invites you to a little prayer and thank God for being so lucky to be able to enjoy beautiful Taormina

Thank Carolina H
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Definitely worth a visit. A well kept little church featuring dainty alfresco's. The views from the area are breath-taking.

1  Thank Carmen F
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Visited on the way back from a trip to Castelmola (well the bus driver forgot to stop and we had to go back up on his bus again, but that's another story!) The church is beautiful, very peaceful and unique. The views from the top...More

2  Thank GemZ77
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

A nice little distraction from swimming, eating and shopping in Taormina! My youngest daughter (12) counted 687 steps from Corsa Umberto up! Luckily they had no idea when we started, otherwise it might not have happened 😀! A lovely small church and spectacular views await...More

Thank FrequentFlier98947
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We visited as part of a trip to Castelmola, you can get to the church by bus, but we did it by taxi from Taormnia. the church is built into a rocky cave and is beautifully decorated. well worth a visit

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15 August 2016|
Response from tcgw | Reviewed this property |
No you can get a taxi up. The people getting married may have organised a mini bus for guests, think that's what usually happens.