Piazza IX Aprile, Taormina
Square of 9 April is the heart of Taormina, located approximately in the middle of the main street Corso Umberto (map). There are several historical buildings: the Clock tower, the Church of San Giuseppe.
And the former Church of St. Augustine, which is now occupied by the city library.
The square is full of tourists at any time.
There are several cafes and souvenir stalls, street musicians perform.
From the two-hundred-meter height of the belvedere square of 9 April, you can enjoy spectacular views
If you look to the left, you will see terraces descending to the sea with hotels and villas overhanging the steep slopes.
And steep winding streets, almost hidden by the trees.
In the distance, you can see the Cape of Capo Taormina, where the four-star Atahotel Capotaormina 4* hotel.
Let's look down and see a gorge with rocky slopes.
And at the bottom, the Taormina-Giardini railway station.
At the very edge of the cliff - a hedge of prickly cactuses.
Apparently, in order that no one had the desire to climb over the parapet.
Turning in the opposite direction, look up at the walls of the Tauro fortress that dominates the city.
To the right and below the fortress, a large cross on a rock ledge is clearly visible, and behind it hides the Madonna della Roca church known as "The church in the rock".