Castello D'Urso Somma B&B
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Day 11: Monday, June 10: Taormina & drive to Cantania- Overnight at Castello D'Urso Somma B&B - Tuesday morning – our flights depart!
Our experience in Sicily has been a lot about time travel – back to Greek, Roman times and Norman times, fast-forwarding to Arab and Spanish governance, and always with the backdrop of …
... day this has been. Once back on board Milena, we had a quick night cap, before heading off to bed. Bon Nuit, from the blessed world of Milena. TAORMINA Taormina is a comune and small town on the east coast of the island of Sicily, Italy, in the Province of Messina, . The area around Taormina was inhabited by the Siculi even before the Greeks arrived on the Sicilian coast in 734 BC to found a town called Naxos. The theory that Tauromenion was founded by colonists from Naxos ...
... anchor and call it the total end of the crossing journey..... okay -- now to continue.... What a lovely, motor-less sail we had, cruising 7-7.5kph, from Spartivento down the Southern tip of Italy, and crossing at the lower entrance of the Straits of Messina, over to the island of Sicily. The sun was burning hot, as we silently glided through the water, lazying our way toward our destination. After hearing ...
Edie tells me there were thunderstorms during the night, but I did not hear anything. However when I to up at 5.45 the sky was very grey and the ground was wet. As the big buses are not allowed to enter the street along the waterfront, we had to walk for about 10 minutes to where the bus was parked. Half way there it started to rain. We got a little wet before we reached the bus, but we had to wait for the others for ...
... karaoke as the singing is really shocking. Thank god we have thick glass and we don't have to listen to drunk Italians that think they sound good. Back to our night. We went to the Teatro Greco and it was magnificent. For £8 each we had the most amazing musical talent playing 18th century music. It was very humbling to sit in such an old historic site and listen to the music we did as the sun set. Truly a memorable event! We ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking