Travel Blogs from Taormina
... the foot of the Italian mainland clearly, amazing. After a lovely lunch, we took the cable car back down to the coast and a taxi home, as it was siesta time, so no bus for a couple of hours. We rested up for tea, which as usual was terrific, especially a mussel and clam dish in a seafood broth which was to die for! We go our separate ways tomorrow, the Mossops to Positano, and us to Venice, both of us flying out within 10 minutes of each other. Until ...
... about doing a "tour" around Palermo for a few Euro! After some bartering, we decided to take an "alternative" tour of the sights of Palermo. Wow, what a tour, down very narrow streets, which we had no idea where we were...could have been off to an organ donation centre! Saw a few markets, including seafood, meat, goods etc. The churches were a surprise. You can see the Arabic influence in the city and churches, some of the design and work was stunning. The opera house is ...
... 5.5 million people in Sicily, and most of them appear to live near the ocean, similar to back home. Inland is fairly sparse and unorganised, with lots of unfinished building and "rubbish" lying around. But every now and then you find a couple of gems. One place we went to was an old fort type building, the courtyard set up for a wedding. The town itself had a long beach (pebbles), and was clean and tidy with wide streets. This is when we first noticed ...
... in making visibility hard. It was also very very very cold, close to zero...unbelievably given it was 32 down at sea level only some 15 minutes away! I am glad we went up, as this volcano is such an important feature and part of Sicily. Back to Taormina for some tea, before onto the Villa. Off to the north part of the island tomorrow, so probably no blog tomorrow,as we may stay overnight up there. ...
In the theatre, actors are warned to never work with children and animals. Here's some similar advice for cruising, never visit Messina on a Sunday. Messina is a very religious city and not the largest of cities, so on Sunday there's not a lot open. Just as well there are plenty of things to see in Messina.
We spent the morning ...
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