Torre Artale Relais
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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 ...
... up but I enjoyed walking around. (I later returned to the market place..)
At some point I made it to the Meditteranean. :) This was my favorite part. There were runners everywhere so I decided to make my way down to the ideal spot of the fisherman (I was the only non-fisher down on the rocks). I sat there for a good while, getting lost in the sea breeze and beauty of it all. Pure serenity is what I receive when sitting next to a body of water. ...
... in my head. Everything looked so lush! Bright greens dividing the brilliant blue Meditteranean Sea from the mountains. The temperature is perfect.. about 20 degrees warmer than Rome. I am wearing the heaviest stuff I have and carrying a giant backpack, so you can guess I warmed up pretty quick.
Now, I am sitting on a train, waiting for it to depart. I honestly have no idea what I am doing. In a way, it's frightening but more so than anything, it ...
... br> Unfortunately, not all of life's lessons are as fun as trying mystery Neapolitan street food or swimming in the Med mid-winter in your undies. As I write this post, I'm on the train from Napoli to Palermo in Sicily. Lesson number one: If you don't wish to be targeted by half the population of Sicily's smooth talking, espresso slamming sugar daddys, who, coincidentally, seemed to have congregated on this train (presumably off to some ...
... opposite. It's just so heavy with all the decorations it borders on the obscene. (My personal opinion) In the same area is Piazza Pretoria with the Town Hall and this huge and hilarious baroque fountain that has everything you can imagine. Animals and gods and copies of ancient sculptures, nymphs and monsters but it's all fenced off so you cant get near it. I read somewhere that the town bought the ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool