BEST WESTERN Hotel Mediterraneo
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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7.11.12 Crotone to Sicily Well today is going to be a long long story. Woke up in the pouring rain and had our breakfast, the rain just eased long enough to pack the car and Bruce took us on another adventure. Anyway the rain just got heavier and I arrived in a village where I had a stop sign, five way intersection with a service station opposite, Traffic was heavy and after about 30 seconds the goober behind starts honking his horn. There was nowhere to go, after about the third honk ...
Interesting morning driving through Acireale to find a vet as Tia has a very weepy eye. Firstly the narrow road where Italian drivers do not want to let you through so we got a little stuck and Giles did an amazing manoeuvre and somehow we did not scrape the van. We parked a short way from the vet and I took Tia in and was seen and out within ...
... hill from our hotel. Works off the limoncello. Part way down the hill to our hotel I stopped in the Giardino Pubblico which is a lovely lush shady park....created and bequeathed to the town by who other than an eccentric Englishwoman in the 1920's. It is quite a lovely tiered garden with odd pagodas, mosaic paths and a statue to commemorate World War II. Taormina is lucky to have had Florence Trevelyan create this garden to watch ...
... with their kids. So we have come to stay for two nights and will again stroll the streets and visit the ruins early in the morning before groups 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,and 8 arrive from the cruise ship.
There is no internet in our hotel room and I am sitting down in some chairs that Gary deems are totally uncomfortable...he is right. but as you can see the view from our room is why we are here.
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... Ancient Greek Theatre ruins with the most incredible view of Mt Etna. Many famous people have visited Taormina I discovered - DH Lawrence wrote "Lady Chatterley's Lover" here and Tenessee Williams stayed here. Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor and many famous movie stars visited back in the '60s. In more recent times a movie festival is held in Taormina each year. However I did not see any celebratories during our stay! J