Travel Blogs from Taormina
... macabre touch to the visit.
As usual we got wet walking to the car that at least was where we left it because we didn’t know if we had given enough change to the local "unofficial parking attendant".
We dried on our way to Cefalu where we eat to finally eat pizza. It is now that we have arrived in the Sicily we had imagined of picturesque coastal villages.
To get to Taormine we decided to drive through the Mount ...
... For once the kids happily posed for photos without their tongues inside their heads and reasonably normal expressions on their faces. After the ruin, we took a turn around the town - via an ice cream. Taormina is a really beautiful old town set on exceedingly steep country but overrun with tourists and tourist services. We enjoyed our couple of hours there but didn't feel like we'd missed much, by our quick pass-through, as we negotiated our way from the carpark back onto ...
... was hilarious as we gave each other scores, pointed our toes and tried to do fancy dives. When we eventually swam back to the shore everyone was looking at us. I am not sure if it was because of our incredibly talented diving or the fact that we are the only people wearing board shorts in the water!
Take your pick.
The men all wear tight buggy smugglers or even tighter still, bathers with a small cropped leg but made out of ...
Had a great day. Vince went up to the top to the town on the cable car while Colette and I walked down to the free beach from the hotel. The girls at the hotel loaned us an umbrella. We took a towel from the hotel and off we went. We walked down the 90 steps to the beach. Well the free beach was tiny and full of boats but we managed to find a spot to put our towels down and prop the brolly up. The rest of the beach was taken up by the private grand hotels and ...
... and we were leaving! We got through everything at the airport with ease, although I did have a little bit of a panic attack when the self check-in kiosk couldn't find my reservation, but it was fine when I checked in with one of the attendants.
This was an exciting morning because it's when our third Muskateer, Kim, would be joining us in Italy. She had a tight connection time between getting off her American flight, going through ...
Other places to stay in Taormina
Via Pirandello 39, Taormina | 3 star villafrom $172
Leonardo da Vinci 25, Taormina | Villafrom $94
Via Nazionale 153, Taormina | Villafrom $117
Via San Pancrazio 25/27, Taormina | 3 star villafrom $112
Nazionale, 173 loc. Spisone, Taormina | 1 star villafrom $95
Nazionale 101, Taormina | Villafrom $90