Agree with all that was said. We believe that you need to have a strategy for Taormina. Like much of Italy, nearly all the decent shops in Taormina will close for most of the afternoon. So, keep that in mind when you arrive at the town. You should do your shopping/browsing early (before lunch). We have seen some folks get to Taormina about 10 or 11 and than go directly to the Greco/Roman Amphitheater. By the time they start exploring the main street (where there are many decent shops) the shops are closing for the day. The afternoon closings can be maddening throughout Italy and needs to always be a consideration in planning.