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Chiesa del Varo'
Hidden in a secret square rising on top of the heart of town and only 5 minutes walk to the main square.

This church holds up to 100 people.

A simple exterior surrounded by a very quiet, charming square with sunlight streaming in and away from the
crowds of visitors.

It has one nave and a bell tower which were built in the 15th century. A medieval crypt is linked to it.

This is one of the more elaborate interiors of all the churches and is very impressive with white stucco, gilding
and beautiful paintings and chandeliers.

Dating from the middle ages, this church rises in a very quiet part of town just 1 minute from everything and
is reached via one of the most charming sets of stairs off the Corso Umberto.

Highly recommended - the simple exterior does not prepare the visitor for the exquisite and elaborate interior,
making it ideal for a wedding.

It is a secret, not easily discovered unless you have precise indications.


Chiesa di Santa Caterina
In the very heart of Taormina, on the main street.
Built on the site of the Roman odium ancient exterior, very simple and elegant. Elaborate with baroque touches,
white stucco, gilding and paintings. Well lit interior. It holds up to 100 people.

This church is just minutes from the ancient Greek theatre and dates back to the Augustinian age and the remains are visible inside the church.
Modifications and additions were made in the following centuries creating what is the present structure.
One of the most popular churches of Taormina for Catholic weddings.

The exact construction date of this church, consecrated to St.Catherine of Alexandria in Egypt and located in the centre of the city opposite Palazzo Corvaja, is not known.
It is thought to date back to 1663, the year engraved on the tablet of the ossuary found outside the church and now located in the wall beside the staircase which leads to the crypt.
The facade of the sacresty is decorated with two small windows ornated with sea shells, the same decoration
used on the architrave of its door.

As it was built on the ruins of the Odeon, the remains of which can be seen behind the church, part of the orchestra and scene were destroyed. The scene of the Odeon is believed to have been created using the colonnade of a pre-existent Greek temple dedicated to Aphrodite.


Chiesa della Madonna Della Rocca
Just a 5 minute drive from the centre of Taormina, up a winding road situated on the summit of Monte Tauro,

the Madonna della Rocca Sanctuary has, perhaps, one of the most beautiful and evocative panoramas in
Taormina, rising at 348 metres above sea level.

The origins of the sanctuary dates back to the 12th century, during the Norman domination.

Rebuilt and restored in 1640, after it had been abandoned, exploiting the shape of the rock that forms a grotto at that point, the Sanctuary continues to exist and to be one of the favourite destinations for weddings and for
all tourists.

It holds up to 100 people.
The architecture is modest and rustic in style, with a low rocky ceiling making it resemble a cave.

Through a secret passage leading to a small courtyard visitors encounter a large stone crucifix that can be
admired from the town below.

The views from here are even more breathtaking and couples can take advantage for having photos taken.
The crucifix was built in 1930, it is illuminated at night so that it can be seen from many angles in Taormina.


Chiesa di San Pancrazio
Just outside the main arches of Taormina centre (2 minutes by foot).

Enclosed in a beautiful Roman cloister, a very ancient church. The outside reminds one of Roman antiquities.
Elaborate, well lit with ancient frescoes, stuccoes and dark woods. A rich interior, hundreds of years old.
It holds up to 100 people.

This church is built on what is left of a temple dedicated to Giove Serapide, one side of which has been preserved by incorporating it in the structure of the church.
The entire church is secluded and inside a wonderful cloister dating over 600 years.
A unique setting for photos and weddings. Only minutes walking from the heart of Taormina.

The church consecrated to the Patron of Taormina, St. Pancras, Bishop and martyr, was built on the ruins of a Greek temple dedicated to Jupiter Serapis. Parts of the temple's cell can still be seen in the southern wall of the church.
This church is in Barocco style and dates back to the second part of the 16th century. Its main portal is very interesting with jambs and architraves in Taormina stone; two Ionian columns decorate each side of the portal.
Inside the church the intermediate floor with the organ can be seen above this portal.
A low railing in wrought iron separates the rest of the church from the main altar which is lavishly decorated with polichrome marble slabs and an Ionian column on each side.
There are eight angels on the altar, four on each side, and a bust of God giving his blessing.


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