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Taormina is Sicily's best known resort. Hill village charm with vistas of two bays. Our arrival in February was off season so no crowds of tourists. Driving was still a challenge with typical narrow streets and an over abundance of cars. the winding mountain roads added another challenge both for driver and passengers. Our apartment gave us an opportunity to experience Italian cuisine Koran style. Great cooks and wine made for enjoyable meals. Breakfast on ...
... my descent back to the B&B. I stopped at the cutest family restaurant just wanting something to drink. The place was called "Trattoria Family." If you are ever in the area, check it out. The guy, Michele, was incredibly sweet. There was a major language barrier but we had fun with it. He brought me a freshly made lemon granita (It's a sicilian frozen treat, kind of like a shaved ice). There were lemon seeds in it so I knew it was good. He tried to ...
... gross. Plus traveling in another country, not having a phone or navigation to help, gets a bit overwhelming. The only thing I wanted to do was call my mom and shower. Which is exactly what I did.
After regrouping, I walked down the street Via Porta di Castro (the street my B&B is on) and eventually ran into a market. Now when I say market I don't mean a cute little farmers market we find in the states. No, this ran for blocks and blocks. You can ...
... hungry. The week in Hungary taught me many lessons, firstly, I learnt how to make eggnog so alcoholic it was borderline flammable ( = great success!). Secondly, that European Christmas markets are places of festive wonder and pure calorific deliciousness. Finally, I learnt that wading around in steaming hot pools, overflowing with large Hungarians is both fun and cosy.
After returning to Italy, I headed to Milan to meet up with ...
... the cathedral. Inside the cathedral are relics of Rosalia, the patron saint of Palermo. We continued our walk back down past the intersection of Quatro Canti into the old town where we meandered down narrow streets to the church of St Francis of Assisi. Then back through to Via Vittorio Emmanuel and up to Via Roma where we made a right turn, passing San Domenico. We made a right turn on Via Belmonte, looking for a restaurant that was rated #18 ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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