Travel Blogs from Taormina
... of the towns below as we raised our glasses of prosecco. The next morning before we left Rob and I went to look at the Greek amphitheatre, which is another well preserved example of the clever design and engineering of people from long ago. We had a little picnic lunch at the hotel, with the view to Mt Etna and the coast, then we walked to get the bus to Catania, to begin our journey to ...
First impressions of Sicily weren't very positive as we assumed the metered taxi would charge us the correct fair, but it was at least double what what it should have been, and the drive to the hotel wasn't impressive. Fortunately things got better. The city has some beautiful buildings, although it can take a bit of adjusting to the dark grey lava stone, which is an abundant building material provided by the still ...
... top, we walked along the edge next to two craters, I had lunch at this stop (arancini, coffee and canoli cake). Nice sunny day today. We spent some time waiting for the English people to get back to the bus, thought we had lost them! Next stop was an underground cave, we were issued with a hard hat and torch. Last stop was to ...
... pasta with tomatoes and eggplant and veal schnitzel which they call steak and bread! Also wine and a beer. Sunny day today, took the chairlift back down and walked back to our hotel for a rest. We found the pool and had a rest there but sun nearly gone now. Walked to the beach at Isola Bella and stayed there for a while then went back to the hotel for wine, beer and nibbles for ...
Big day of travelling today, we set the alarm for 7.30am, breakfast and checkout then Dow to catch the boat to buy the tickets for the trip to Salerno via Amalfi. The trip took about 70 mins by boat, great views of the Amalfi coast along the way. Not sunny today yet, the coastline is misty slightly foggy in some places. We got off the boat at Salerno and walked to the train station, about 5 minutes away, bought our lunch at the ...
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