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Giardini-Naxos Italy Cruise Port Guide


Cruise ships will anchor off Giardini-Naxos, Sicily. Passengers are tendered into the Porto Scaro Nuovo pier on the town's waterfront.


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Just a few kilometers from Taormina is Giardini Naxos, a charming corner of Sicily that has grown from a sleepy fishing village to a thriving seaside resort. And while it is a popular holiday destination with Italians and tourists alike, it has lost none of its traditional, laid-back lifestyle and culture.

The long sand-and-pebble beach is divided into a free area where you can hire sunbeds, parasols and pedalos, and a lido part which you pay to use. There's also a man-made beach in the Recanati district where you can enjoy a wide range of watersports.

Pay a visit to the church 'Chiesa di Santa Maria Raccomandata', which dates back to the 18th century. Here you can check out the 15th-century painting of the 'Madonna di Porto Salvo'.

Tours Excursions Transportation:

The city is small enough to explore on foot,

Giardini-Naxos has a railway station that appears as "Taormina - Giardini - Naxos"

It pays to compare your cruise line tours here.

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Shopping and Food

You'll find lots of smart shops and boutiques in the old town, while the prom is lined with bars that come alive at night, and the harbor is the place to head to for great cafés and seafood restaurants. There are also lovely pizzerias and trattorias throughout the town. On Saturdays you can explore the lively local market of Recanati, selling souvenirs, clothes, shoes and local produce.


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Language: Italian.

Internet cafés can be found both in the city center, as well as at the waterfront.

Emergency number: 112

Opening Hours and Holidays:

Most shops and businesses in Italy open from Monday to Saturday from around 8am until 1pm, and from about 4pm until 7pm, though many shops close on Saturday afternoons and Monday mornings, and in the south, the day can begin and end an hour later. In the north, some businesses work to a 9am-5pm day to facilitate international dealings. Traditionally, everything except bars and restaurants closes on Sunday, though most towns have a pasticceria open in the mornings, while in large cities and tourist areas, Sunday opening is becoming more common.

Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day) January 6 (Epiphany) Pasquetta (Easter Monday) April 25 (Liberation Day) May 1 (Labour Day) August 15 ( Ferragosto ; Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) November 1 ( Ognissanti ; All Souls Day) December 8 ( Immaccolata ; Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary) December 25 ( Natale ; Christmas)

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