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Walking the 500 or so steps is well worth it to visit this stunning little church on the hill. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelly M
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Lovely church in a spectacular location

You can see this church from pretty much anywhere in Taormina as it sits on a pinnacle of rock... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve F
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Via Madonna Rocca | Salita Castello, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking the 500 or so steps is well worth it to visit this stunning little church on the hill. It has such a lovely feel and the interior is wonderful with visible rock ceiling and a charming alter. They still hold mass here so it...More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can see this church from pretty much anywhere in Taormina as it sits on a pinnacle of rock above the town. You can get there on foot up a well-maintained path from the town, or if you're feeling lazy like we were, you can...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good tip...start by going up the steps by Bank of Sicily...then cross the road to the next flight. It only takes about 15 minutes to walk up. We counted the steps but lost count a few times and I had to send my wife back...More

1  Thank northamptonoldby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked up the Salita Castello from Taormina because it looked like there might be cool views from the church and castle on top of the mountain. We were not disappointed. The hike was a bit strenuous, but the view was totally worth it. The...More

Thank radx4
Reviewed 22 May 2018

If you've gone all the way up to Castelmola (above Taormina) you have to see this amazing little church, Chiesa Madonna della Rocca. Literally, it's been built into the rock..lovely little place for quiet meditation..or just to take a breather as you hike back to...More

1  Thank Dauphine45
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

This is a quiet and historic site. It is cool either inside or on the bench along its wall outside. Needed if you have walked up the steps of the Villa Crucis. Note that there is a kiosk selling light refreshments, as well as a...More

3  Thank Dorothy H
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Little church on the top of the mountain in the rock, white facade, lovely decorated, very quit and calm; you will enjoy a very nice view.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We walked from our hotel, Villa Ducale, to this little church and then down the mountainside using the steps of the Via Crucis. Along the way are the Stations of the Cross. Although the descent looks fairly steep the stairs are switchback and there are...More

2  Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We took our life in our hands with a bus ride up and then walked down to Corso Umberto. The walk went much faster than I expected!

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Got off the bus here coming down from castle mola. A quaint church built from within the rock. Very peaceful place with stunning views. Well worth a visit

Thank Alison P
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Dgeorge626
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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.
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