St. Augustine's Church, today used as town library, was built at the end of the fifteenth century by the taorminesi for devotion to St. Sebastian, who, according to the legend, miraculously saved the town from the plague. With the arrival in Taormina of the Augustinian monks, who widened it in a convent, the little church lost the ancient name tied to St. Sebastian to engage the new one connected to St. Augustine.
The wood roof is made with trusses. Each side is decorated by four niches with false arcs and columns in Corinthian style.
Originally the church was in late gothic Sicilian style, but it suffered radical transformations around the eighteenth century, when the lancet arc of the main portal was replaced by a lintel in stone from Taormina.
Of the ancient front we can up to now observe the little rose window and the upper extremity of the ancient portal with the lancet arc.