On May 6 the same year, the great German traveller also admired the
amphitheatre and as he rested on the upper steps acknowledged "that
never had a theatre audience a similar sight before it".
Words written over 200 years ago. Today hardly anything has changed.
The hidden corners, the atmosphere, the colours of Taormina encharit
the modem wayfarer as much as they did Goethe.
Whatever the season, its irresistible fascination captures both those who
seek a peaceful holiday in contact with nature and those who prefer
action, excitement, meetings. Furthennore, the great international
cultural events which take piace there contribute towards making
Taormina the best centre to know the rest of tourist Sicily.