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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
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
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
Having read about this beautiful and unique church we asked our driver(tour guide)) if it would be possible to take us there for a visit. Did not want to experience the 500 steps to walk there.
He drove us up the curvy hillside road and...More
Walking the 500 or so steps is well worth it to visit this stunning little church on the hill. It has such a lovely feel and the interior is wonderful with visible rock ceiling and a charming alter. They still hold mass here so it...More
You can see this church from pretty much anywhere in Taormina as it sits on a pinnacle of rock above the town. You can get there on foot up a well-maintained path from the town, or if you're feeling lazy like we were, you can...More
Good tip...start by going up the steps by Bank of Sicily...then cross the road to the next flight. It only takes about 15 minutes to walk up. We counted the steps but lost count a few times and I had to send my wife back...More
We hiked up the Salita Castello from Taormina because it looked like there might be cool views from the church and castle on top of the mountain. We were not disappointed.
The hike was a bit strenuous, but the view was totally worth it.
If you've gone all the way up to Castelmola (above Taormina) you have to see this amazing little church, Chiesa Madonna della Rocca. Literally, it's been built into the rock..lovely little place for quiet meditation..or just to take a breather as you hike back to...More
This is a quiet and historic site. It is cool either inside or on the bench along its wall outside. Needed if you have walked up the steps of the Villa Crucis. Note that there is a kiosk selling light refreshments, as well as a...More