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... before 648 BC, perhaps as early as 716 BC. It was taken by the Athenians in 426 BC. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, under the Byzantines, the town became one of the first episcopal seats of Sicily. In the 9th century Milazzo was conquered by the Arabs, who built here the first nucleus of the castle. Frederick II of Hohenstaufen further fortified the town and created here a personal hunting park. The castle was later mostly rebuilt in the age of Charles V of ...
Today I awakened to a beautiful, warm sunshine to enjoy my morning coffee. However, very quickly it clouded up, and we began "under the threat" of an impending rain storm. I didn't care, we were in Taormina -- it was shopping time. Marina did not share my same joy, when we looked up at the darkness of the sky looming over Taormina. "....oooooo.. I don't know, Robin....this looks more like England....we are going to be miserable!", she wailed. "it's ok, Marina, I am from ...
... on previous nights. Matt started with salmon tartare, and I had Caesar salad. We both had beef tournedos. Dessert was apple crumble for Matt, and lemon curd in phyllo for me. We then returned to the room, organized our laundry to hand in for service tomorrow, and packed our backpack for tomorrow's shore excursion in Athens. It will be an early day, as we need to meet up with our tour group at 8:00 am. Better get to bed after such a busy ...
... for the last 30+ hours, the silence is golden to all of our ears. About 3:00p.m. this afternoon we arrived at Taormina. The skies were a little grey...and darkening. Jacques and Marina whipped up a very quick mushroom pasta lunch ------- and B A M.... the rains were upon us.... and in torrents... coming down in drops the size of golf balls! OMG! I am so glad this did not hit us during our crossing.... Marina and ...
... up a switchback-filled highway to about 6,000 feet elevation, which is as far as the road goes. Total height of the volcano is just under 11,000 feet. At the crater, we stopped at one of several restaurant/gift shops for a free cannoli (yum!) and some shopping time (of course). We then proceeded to follow our guide, using convenient wake-talkie-with-earphone contraptions, on a 20-minute walk around one of the many side-craters of the volcano. Apparently, once a ...
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