Grand Hotel De La Ville
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Naxos is gateway to the island of Sicily's strategically significant northeastern region. From this port city, it is a short transfer to Taormina, resting 820 feet above the sea and overlooking imposing Mount Etna. In the early 20th century, Taormina became a colony for expatriate artists and writers, including D H Lawrence. Highlights of any tour of this city would include the remarkably preserved Roman-style Greek Theater, whose acoustics ...
... all with stunning views of the Mediterranean. The village is the classic look of what you think of when you think about Mediterranean villages on a hillside: Narrow streets, ancient stone buildings, wooden shutters and wrought iron balconies filled with flowering potted plants. Because it is such a beautiful village, there were also throngs of people. The tour busses had arrived and vomited out their passengers to mill about the ...
... the train was loaded on to a ferry and we crossed over to Sicily. This transfer accounted for about one and a half hours. We arrived in Taormina late afternoon.The train arrives at a point well below the town of Taormina so we had a bus trip up the steep road to town. Followed by a walk uphill to our apartment and then 47 steps up to our beautiful apartment.....absolutely knackered. The apartment is all we ...
... in reading it. Here are some quotes from the book from Chapter 1 that I find fascinating: "Not so long ago, paleontologists uncovered a mass in a fossilized skull of a Gorgosaurus, a close relative of Tyrannosaurus rex. A brain tumor, had brought down one of the Earth's most notorious carnivores, connecting a late-Mesozoic cancer patient to human brain cancer victims." "Cancer has struck and killed ...
... and stayed a bit at the pool. Kenny had a little conversation with an italian couple that has traveled to the U.S and lived in Miami and London, Now living in Rome. The guy he was talking to was great to listen to. We found out that Italians get 26 holidays + 2 WEEKS OFF in August for everyone. So far, I am thinking we all need to move here. The food is amazing and you are told you have to take vacation!!! Who is ready?? The ...
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