Visitors have truly the possibility to enjoy their spare time in different activities. For those fond of sports the sweet climate allows to practice any kind of sport. By every beach even during winter time one can enjoy water sports such as wind-surfing, sailing, fishing, scuba-diving, canoeing, snorkeling or … just jogging. In some beautiful nearby hilly villages there are international parafly clubs where one can also take lessons by professional teachers.
At approximately 4 Km from the Picciolo lies the Town of Linguaglossa, point of departure of most excursions heading into the Mt. Etna Nature Park. On the other side, at 8 Kms, one of most extraordinary monuments of nature: the “Alcantara Gorges”, a terrific natural phenomena with lava caves and falls, the “feather in the cap” of the Alcantara River Park, The One and Only River Park in Sicily. Crossing by foot a part of this river is a very unique experience even if you can do that only from May to September when the water level is low and when the hot temperature of the days help to deal with the freezing, really freezing!, waters.
If you are not a sports lover, you can find extremely appealing to shop in town. Along the famous car-free main walking street “Corso Umberto”, visitors can enjoy the best Italian shopping stores at reasonable prices, certainly better than those in major Italian cities. Moreover the town offers a wide choice of selected unusual charming shops to purchase typical Sicilian products such as the renowned hand made ceramics or the elegant antiquities shops ,the delicatessen stores with plenty of local wines and other gourmet items or those selling fine leather, wrought iron and wooden products so known world-wide. For those looking for relaxation, you can find Health & Beauty programs in several hotels and Beauty farms straight in the town center as well as International hair stylist.
If you are a great reader, you can have free access to the public library in Piazza IX Aprile , one of the town ‘s main piazzas; here you can find free Italian and International newspapers and magazines, important English books about Sicily or Taormina and antique books just only to be admired! Finally if you really want to feel at ease like a true Sicilian, just buy your favorite paper, sit down at some of the several elegant open air cafès, forget what time it is, order your favorite drink or maybe a cappuccino, enjoy the piano playing, breath deeply the sweet atmosphere all around you and just relax … that’s probably the best treat of Taormina!!!
Three clay courts, lighted courts pleasantly located inside the Public Gardens “Parco Duca di Cesarò” and managed by the “Taormina Sporting Club” (founded in 1925).
Opening hours: May to September: from 8.00 am to 12.00 am & from 4.00 pm to 9.00 pm – October to April: from 8.00 am to 11-30 am & from 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm
Bar, dressing-room and showers.
Rates for 55 minutes:
Rates for 55 minutes (2012): Single: € 10,00 per person Double: € 6,50 per person Court lights: € 3,00 per court
Taormina Sporting Club
Via Bagnoli Croci, 71
+39 0942 23282 (office)
www.taominasc.org (very new! still in construction)