stunning location with two separate parts. There is the coastal strip with nice beaches and there is the main town perched well above on narrow streets and hilltops.
The town is steeped in history with spectacular views in every direction. Taormina is perhaps Sicily's main attraction along with Siracusa.
It's a very lovely city with quite natural view and lovely weather even in February. The shortcut to the centre is the best to enjoy the view of the sea.
with a breathtaking buildings and natural beauty, it is very worthwhile to stay for 3-5 days.
Taormina is a beautiful city. Beneath this city there are a lot of nice beaches. There are a lot of brand shops and lots of restaurants.
during your stay here you will spend a lot of money since food/drinks and taxis are a bit expensive
Congested town in summer. Main Street with some interesting side street. Spend your time exploring he beaches
Many dining options down the small lanes of Coso Umberto. I think many of the places can be visited on foot.
And that the City by See tour is not necessary, unless you are planning to use that as a means of transportation around the island. It's a good hub for day trips out to other parts of Sicily.