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Worth stopping in for the diorama of Taormina history

This small church is little more than a container for an intricate diorama of the history of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
Extensive nativity scene

The church, while historic, is small and fairly plain. It was therefore a delight to find that... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Ian C
London, United Kingdom
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Via Ospedale, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small church is little more than a container for an intricate diorama of the history of Taormina. It is on the downhill end of Corso Umberto before the Duomo.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

The church, while historic, is small and fairly plain. It was therefore a delight to find that much of the interior was taken up with a large nativity scene, made in timber, re-creating the town of Bethlehem. The point comes when you get church fatigue...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This church is located just beyond Porta Catania, looking from inside of Taormina. Very old and intersting, built in the same style as the Cathedral of Taormina.

Thank Aleksandar S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Interesting stoney church with a bell tower just outside the Porta Catania di Taormina. Small interior. One of several churches in Taormina. I would not be disappointed if I have not seen it.

Thank Moses P
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The Church is located at the end (or at the beginning, depending on your arrival in the Sicilian town) of Corso Umberto, Taormina's main street, with its shops, its bars and restaurants, historic buildings that make it a beautiful setting. S. Antonio Abate is in...More

1  Thank bepper263
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Find this tiny former church just south of Porta Catania at southern end of Corso Umberto. The nativity diorama was crafted with love to give the impression of Christ's birthplace had He been born in Sicily. We spent 15 minutes looking at the many fascinating...More

Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Not really worth a visit unless you're strolling past and looking for somewhere to shelter from the rain

Thank tcichris
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

This is a very small church situated just outside Porta Catania at the end of Corso Umberto. The main feature of the church is an impressive model of Taormina in the past. For a small non-obligatory donation, it's worth having a look if you're passing...More

Thank Simon E
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This little church is notable for the nativity scene that dominates the entire interior. It depicts life in a Sicilian village with the manger scene incorporated in the daily village life. The amount of detail is amazing.

Thank JoW169
Reviewed 24 May 2015

With so much natural beauty around why waste time visiting this third rate church. So what ! The nativity seen is not even entering the church to see. Skip this one and just go to the beach below and PRAY for good weather instead.

Thank BigoBoca
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