Hotel Vecchio Borgo
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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. ...
... 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 ...
... to the station alone then catching a random bus to Pisa the morning of said flight. In a nutshell, I got thrown out by security who decided to close the airport for the night. Who closes in International airport just because?! Personally, I'm pretty impressed the guards didn't find my partially cat mauled body, snap frozen, trying to squeeze through the window of the airport cafe, clawing desperately at the croissant cabinet. ...
... 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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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility