Wunderbar – Piazza IX Aprile 7
The Wunderbar in Taormina, Italy on the island of Sicily was made famous in the 20th century by the flow of celebrities visiting its bar. Ever since D.H. Lawrence (supposedly) wrote “Lady Chatterly’s Lover” in Taormina, Italy, the town has attracted a long list of actors, actresses, writers and artists.
Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Greta Garbo, Tennessee Williams, Cary Grant and Gregory Peck are all said to have visited the Wunderbar.
Sitting in the Wunderbar you can just picture Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton enjoying a cocktail at the bar. But if sitting inside is not your glass of scotch then go outside and sit at one of tables on the promenade that looks out over the Bay of Naxos.
If you visit during the day and it is clear you can see Mt. Etna. On a clear night you can enjoy eating and drinking under the stars with the moon casting its reflection off the water.
The Wunderbar is located near the Duomo, right off the main street, the Corso Umberto I. It is at the base of the steps near L’Orologio. We had a simple lunch of sandwiches on a bright, sunny day in May.
The food was average, nothing to send you into ecstasy, the view on the other hand was spectacular. The Wunderbar is known for its cocktails, but we were there a little too early for that, even by our rather loose standards.
If you are visiting Taormina, Italy for a few days and want to experience a bit of the star studded atmosphere that existed decades ago then visit the Wunderbar.
During the day – enjoy the view. At night – speculate on just what Elizabeth and Richard were talking about while they sipped their drinks in the Wunderbar