We anchored off of the island of Sicily on April 20, 2012 near the port of Giardini Naxos, with views of Mt. Etna. This was our gateway to Taormina. We were provided a shuttle which took us up to a parking garage where we took an elevator, up 7 floors, to the entrance of Taormina.
Once there, we entered through the Porto Catania and proceed down Corso Umberto to Piazza IX Aprile. We continued up this main street turning on Via Teatro Greco and went to the Greek Theater. We followed the same route back observing the many decorated balconies.