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worth the hike

from the center of town takes about 30 minutes to climb up all the steps to get to the top. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Coopersburg, PA
Stunning views, inspiring chapel

Climbed up the long way which involved some walking on the roadway but mostly walking up a very... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Via Madonna Rocca | Salita Castello, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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All reviews via crucis worth the climb beautiful church worth the effort zig zag great walk castle mola villa ducale fab views climb the stairs peaceful place vantage point walk up mt etna carved path castelmola
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

from the center of town takes about 30 minutes to climb up all the steps to get to the top. Lovely views along the way as well as the stations of the cross statues. Not for wheelchair bond or folks who have difficulty walking. Beautiful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

Climbed up the long way which involved some walking on the roadway but mostly walking up a very, very long set of old steps. This was beautiful every moment of the way. The Saracen Castle was just above the church. Once there we found a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

Finding the path from Corso Umberto required google maps but once climbing the steps every pause was rewarded with another stunning view. The Chapel provided a quiet place of recuperation after the climb and the photographs a perpetual reminder of the extraordinary views. We did...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

The climb up isn’t too tiring if you pace yourself. You are rewarded with increasingly spectacular views of Taormina, the coast and Etna. The view at the top is tremendous. The church itself is carved out of the rock and is a peaceful place. Recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank StepneyTraveller
Reviewed September 13, 2018

It takes some courage to climb it by foot but the reward is so worth it. Incredible view of Taormina, Etna, the coastline of East Sicily from the top. Best time to go is early morning.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank NicoAkr
Reviewed September 11, 2018

My partner was hesitant about tackling the stairs but it was well worth the climb. The views of Taormina are absolutely stunning and if you want you can then catch the local bus back down for less than 2 eurowhich is an experience in itself.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank roslynf217
Reviewed September 5, 2018

little chapel on top of a hill that really invites you to a little prayer and thank God for being so lucky to be able to enjoy beautiful Taormina

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Carolina H
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Definitely worth a visit. A well kept little church featuring dainty alfresco's. The views from the area are breath-taking.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Carmen F
Reviewed August 13, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank GemZ77
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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August 15, 2016|
Response from tcgw | Reviewed this property |
No you can get a taxi up. The people getting married may have organised a mini bus for guests, think that's what usually happens.