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... and named in shame because of the naked statues) and another amazing cathedral La Martorana. We next passed a park that had an 800 year old fig tree and then finished up at the Teatro Massimo which has the claim to fame that the scene from godfather part three, were Michael Corlioni's son was shot on the steps of this building.
A very interesting day, not the cleanest place, and how crazy are these Italian/Sicilian drivers.
... the colony of Tauromenion, founded in 403 BC by refugees from the nearby Greek city of Naxos. Desired for its strategic position overlooking the sea and valley, it was seized by the Romans, later fell into Byzantine hands, becoming the capital of Byzantine Sicily in the 9th century. The Arabs, on their arrival in the 10th century, enriched the surrounding countryside, building an efficient irrigation system for crops, ensuring Taormina's ...
On Saturday we made a 2 hour trip to visit Sicilia Outlet Village - not very cultural! Most of the clothes were still over-priced but we had a fun day mooching around and getting into the Sicilian way of life.
On Sunday, we rested and cooked and rested...... Paolo made Melanzane Parmeggiana and I made onion marmalade with the Tropea onions we received from Valle Verde. Buonissimo!
Etna Mare doesn't ...
... so we were able to enjoy the mosiacs at our leisure without being crowded or rushed. We did. Just sitting remembering the villa continues to leave me awe struck, and at a loss for words.
Go to this website to get a view of lots more photos of the mosaics.
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I am now in Sicily. We arrived here on the 31/5/14. We took a train from Naples to Sicily, 8 long tedious hours sitting on a train and if it weren't for a kind lady that asked for some water. We expected there would be a food bar on the train but there wasn’t so the lady rang her husband who brought us pizza. The train going on the ferry to Sicily was also exciting. The water was so clear but the weather was proving to be stormy whilst we were in Sicily so we ...