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Travel Blogs from Taormina
... substantial history here too, with the Saracens and Normans using it as a fortress, then in the 16th century it being an important centre in the Spanish/ French wars. Sitting on our deck late on Sunday evening, finishing the bottle of red wine and looking out across the water, it's a fine way to end our 4 days in Taormina. Tomorrow morning we have a bus trip to Messina (an hour), and then a 2 hour hydrofoil journey to Lipari in the Aeolian Islands. This will be our base for 6 ...
... was pretty trashy but had comfy beds and then we headed off to get some dinner and see some sights. I can now say I have seen and thrown a coin into Trevi fountain but unfortunately it just didn't have the same plop as we had hoped, more of a tinktinkting as it hit the cement bowl of the empty pool! (even though we knew it was under repairs and covered in scaffolding) we did get to walk over the fountain, which ...
... later - Zia forgets she has said goodbye!) We headed over to cousins Tindara and Saro for lunch with Antonio # 2, his girlfriend, daughter Maria, cousin Angelo, Zia Serena, Zio Aldo (12 of us in total). What a feast, tortellini with Ragu, salad, potato mashed with spring onions and Ham then pressed into a bowl and baked (almost croquette like), chicken Marsala and mushrooms, homemade sausages then fruit and a gorgeous dessert called Bianco e ...
After lunch with family we headed up with a first class, drive up to the top, locals pass with Andrea and Barbara to the Tindari to have a wander and view the old church which has been closed for nearly 100 years as it is perched precariously on the clifftop. It is open to the public occasionally and today we were lucky enough to see inside. We spent about an hour looking around and then headed up to see the Grecian ampitheatre and ...
After a late night ( or should I say early morning) yesterday we had a very slow start to the day, having brunch at 11. Went to the beach for a quick walk, chatted with an American couple who spend 5 months here every year and then a swim and home for gnocchi lunch at ...
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