Taormina was a much more vibrant city doing the daytime than Syracuse. Mainly because of the large amount of tourist staying at the many resorts surrounding the city. Believe it or not it was quite difficult to take pictures without people in them.
I was glad that we visited, but also happy not to have stayed there during the whole time in Sicily. Even if Taormina could seem like a vacation paradise, I found Syracuse to be much more exiting and charming.