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Giardini della Villa Comunale

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Address: Via Bagnoli Croce, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Well kept and simply beautiful. Took us by surprise. The history of the garden and Taormina is well explained. Nice views of the sea.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well kept and simply beautiful. Took us by surprise. The history of the garden and Taormina is well explained. Nice views of the sea.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of the garden is far more interesting than the garden itself. There's lots of graffiti, like most of Catania, and isn't well kept. The follies are great and the parrots are cared for but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

probably of Roman date, though the plan and arrangement are in accordance with those of Greek, rather than Roman, theatres; whence it is supposed that the present structure was rebuilt upon the foundations of an older theatre of the Greek period. With a diameter of 120 metres (390 ft) (after an expansion in the 2nd century), this theatre is the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

When our guide suggested we explore the garden for 45 minutes, we were a bit skeptical. After a few steps into the garden, the magic took over! This is a beautiful place, created about a hundred years ago by the eccentric cousin of Queen Victoria (if memory is correct). In addition to beautiful plants and trees, be sure to admire... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Pleasant garden and lovely paths meandering through very shared areas which would be a great retreat in summer. Can just imagine the breeze, shade, smells, views, noise of these lovely gardens. Lovely greenery in a fabulous town

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place to have a nice relaxed walk, with views of the open sea and small islands along the coast!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The sea far below on one side. A walk populated by all sorts ( and small leashed dogs.) Huge beautiful parrot cages at the end. Gorgeous landscaping. People sitting on the benches with the sun on their faces. Worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Known by various names including the Villa Comunale, the Giardino Trevelyan and the Parco Duchi di Cesarò, the public park on Via Bagnoli Croce is a pretty and peaceful spot designed by Florence Trevelyan, who lived in Taormina at the end of the nineteenth century. A panoramic walkway lined with benches faces the view over the sea and Etna, while... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The garden was on the route between our hotel and the main part of Taormina, so we generally walked through it rather than taking the road. It was built by an eccentric English woman, and is filled with follies where she used to watch the birds. The views from the edge of the garden are spectacular, but it's just as... More 

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Taormina, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The perfect place to take a walk after dinner. Visited in December, not much in bloom but still the beauty was evident.

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