Map and how to get there

Attractions Restaurants

Nearest travel links

Airport Catania 60 km
Ferry Ctania 60 km
Train station Taormina-Giardini Naxos 17 km
Car Car essential

Activities near Taormina

Sports Tennis in town, Horse riding
Great for Walking holidays, Rural or countryside holidays, Beach or lakeside relaxation, Cycling holidays

How to get there

Fly to Catania - Villa Maria is just 60 km from the airport.

Cheap flights available from Easyjet, Alitalia, Air Berlin, Air France, Air Malta, Air One.....

by car from the airport ( you can exit by two roads, your direction will always be: A18.

The two roads converge at a roundabout, proceed in the direction highways.

After the roundabout, go up onto an overpass, the road splits in two: keep to the left. After approximately 200 m , the road splits in two again, stay still on the left, you are entering on a wide road with lots of tiny palm trees on either side.

Go straight on ignoring the outputs for 3.3 km then turn right direction: E45 - A18 Messina.

You are on the ring road of Catania, 15 km to go straight to the highway A18.

Close to the motorway, if you have the telepass stay to the left, or right.

You are on the motorway, continue for 35 km beyond the outputs Acireale, Giarre and Fiumefreddo.

Exit at Giardini Naxos. Attention to the sign Francavilla di Sicilia passing the toll,

currently there is a diversion: after the exit there is a junction, go left and stop at the STOP sign, cross the intersection and then turn right, keep to the right and travel Trappitello (Via Francavilla), go straight until you pass the village, it is barely about15 Km.

After about 3 km you will reach another village: Gaggi, go straight on. In Gaggi you will be passing on a bridge , after the bridge turn left.

After a few miles on your left you will see the entrance to the park of the Alcantara Gorge,

go straight, pass a small village named: Fondaco Motta, where to arrive in Francavilla di Sicilia, 5 more minutes).