The Church of St. Augustine is located in one of the loveliest corners of Taormina. We are talking of the famous Piazza IX Aprile reached along the equally famous Corso Umberto that runs through the city of Taormina. From here you can admire the Gulf of Taormina and the imposing profile of Etna which dominates the eastern area of Sicily. Built in 1448, the Church of St. Augustine was founded after the city was liberated from the plague, as a sign of devotion to Saint Sebastian. With the arrival of the Augustinian friars of Taormina, the church was enlarged and took on the appearance of a convent no longer facing San Sebastiano but in St. Augustine. Entering inside the church will immediately notice the ceiling characterized by the presence of wooden beams with the side arches and Corinthian columns fake. The original Gothic-Sicilian style late through a transformation phase around 1700, when the great pointed arch of the main entrance was replaced with a stone lintel of Taormina. Today, the original facade, it remains only a small rosette and the top of the arched portal. The church of St. Augustine is now used as a library.

 

Opening Hours

Monday

9am - 13am

Tuesday

9am - 13am | 3pm - 6:30pm

Wednesday

9am - 13am

Thursday

9am - 13am | 3pm - 6:30pm

Friday

9am - 13am

Saturday

10am - 8pm

Sunday

10am - 3pm

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Piazza 9 Aprile, 2 Taormina

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