Taormina is a special place for us. We’ve been before and can’t wait to go back again. While there are plenty of hotels there, we’ve always chosen to stay elsewhere and make Taormina a day trip.
I think it would be pretty cool to hang out on the Champs-Elysees without car traffic. It’s frequently jammed with traffic. And, even though there aren’t as many local merchants as there used to be, I think it would be a nicer experience to wander without the annoyance of car traffic.