Pastry Roberto, Taormina, Sicily

Pastry Roberto is known as the best place to eat cannoli in Taormina filled at the tmoment. The store is managed by Roberto Chemi and son and it is visited by tourists from around the world. When you ask a resident of Taormina where to find this local delicious product, you will always get that answer first: With Roberto. The place is not on a main road and it gives it even more charm to find because you should walk through the narrow streets to get there. Once you get there, you will not know where to look and what to try, there is not just cannoli but also delicious little pastries made with almond paste stuffed with various fine fruits; marzipan, nougat, etc. All products are made on site and you can eat them there or take them out. I visited the place at 3 different times and the production does not stop, customers go in and out at any time and Roberto and his son give their best at every moment. I found smiling people proud of their profession, very kind, I saw the production of goods and I have tasted many. I loved it and I arecommend to visit this place which has become a must in Taormina. The place is also very, very clean.


The shop is open from early morning until 22:00. If you want to take the confections as a souvenir for your loved ones, they will enjoy them a lot. Remember that the cannoli can not be taken away because they are stuffed with ricotta prepared and filled at the moment but you can eat all that you want during your stay in town.

Laboratory of Art, Taormina, Messina, Sicily, Italy

The Laboratory of Art (Laboratori dell’arte) is a Sicilian company which deals with works on the volcanic lava stones of Mount Etna. They make the whole process from the cutting of the stone to the final decoration made by Sicilian craftsmen. The range of objects realized varies a lot, you can find even small objects, a complete decoration for a kitchen (walls, washbasin, etc.) in Sicilian style and also jewelry. There is a shop in Taormina where you can find many items on sale and if you wish, you can also order the objects of your choice with the designs you desire. Beautiful tables and sinks can also be ordered.


If you decide to buy several objects or order different items, you can have them delivered directly to your country. The company makes deliveries all over the world.

There is also the possibility to buy some other typical products in the store such as soaps, liqueurs, souvenirs of Taormina and from the region.


Via Calapitrulli, 5 – 98039 Taormina (Me) Sicilia

La Grotta Azzurra restaurant, Taormina, Sicily, Italy

La Grotta Azzurra is a Sicilian restaurant in Taormina specializing in fresh fish and seafood. The restaurant has several tables and an indoor bar and a terrace with tables placed on the stairs (very typical in Taormina). Inside you can see the chef and kitchen staff working in front of you as the kitchen is set back from the counter; you will also find the self service entrees but be careful, ask the prices before not to be surprise as this is paid extra with the plates requested, it is not included with the menu. The restaurant is a bit hidden from the central tourist area because it is on a small alley and it gives it a charming atmosphere. From time to time, you will have a presentation of the musicians who make the tour by the different restaurants of the tourist streets.


If you want to sit on the terrace it is better to make a reservation as it is always full. If you are with a group, a reservation is also preferable.

If you like pasta and seafood, enjoy it, you are in the ideal place.

Via Bagnoli Croce 2, Taormina, Me, Sicily