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The Main Drag

The main part of town in Taormina is pedestrian-only, which all residents seem to appreciate on Corso Umberto. This main street and local hangout point attracts all residents and tourists alike, as noted by its continual crowds day and night.

The street which acts as a natural bridge from the Porta Messina to the Porta Catania, is filled with eateries, nightlife, and shopping delights for every taste and budget. Practically any attraction or event you want to see or attend can be accessed via a short walk down Corso Umberto or for shopping lovers, you'll find some of the best high-end boutiques and pottery shops lining the street. But be forewarned: unexpected run-ins, photo-ops, and even the occasional invitation to share a pint with local and global celebrities may interrupt a tight schedule.

Open in Google Maps: Corso Umberto, Taormina, Italy

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