Letojanni is a small coastal town on the island of Sicily, which is located only 5 km from Taormina, but is far less known – and therefore more relaxed and cheaper. Anyone who was in Sicily knows that finding a place that could be called “calm” there is not an easy task. Here is missing, however none of those wonderful things for which we walk in Sicily – Letojanni has a long sandy beach, several very good restaurants for seafood, romantic seaside promenade and various restaurants in which to drink their evening cocktails or a glass of wine sea View. Actually coastal restaurants Letojanni are so good that dinner here tourists come from neighboring Giardini Naxos and Taormina. This fact is not so surprising when you realize that before being discovered by the tourist industry, the city was famous for its fishing and recipes with seafood.
Visit the Neo-Gothic church of San Giuseppe in the center of Letojanni, stopping off for a little monument to Francesco Durante. Durante (1844-1934) was an exceptional person – famous for his time surgeon, first in Italy performed a successful surgery on a brain tumor. At his behest has built impressive Palazzo Durante – entirely with local materials and by local craftsmen. Durante is dedicated to the only museum in the city. Local pastry necessarily try piparele, ndzudi, Pinzolo and typical Sicilian cannoli whole.
A big plus is that you can catch the bus and jump off to the boiling Taormina for interesting events, summer festivals or climb to the volcano Etna. Another option for sightseeing in the area are Messina (45 km) and Catania (50 km).