Taormina (Sicilian: Taurmina) is a town with 10,960 inhabitants (December 31, 2015) on the east coast of Sicily. The foundation of the city goes back to the Siculi, who settled on the terraces of the Monte Tauro before the Greek colonization. in the 4th century. Chr. The city was Greek. The modern city is a new company from the Middle Ages, after the Arabs had destroyed the ancient city. The picturesque landscape, the mild climate and many historical sites of the city developed in the 19th and 20th centuries, one of the major tourist centers of Sicily. Particularly well known and worth seeing are the ancient theater with views of Mount Etna and the Gulf of Giardini Naxos and the small island of Isola Bella off the coast of Taormina.