Travel Blogs from Taormina
... the joys of shore power and sunshine. Milazzo, as cool as it is -- for viewing from Milena out into the sea it does not have either, shopping or restaurants -- but it makes up for all because of shore power, and water, so we all can have big showers again. Great port, Milazzo! Poor Jacques, and Marina, they are left cooking again. While I love to eat on board more than anywhere else, I feel badly for them, and wish they could have a break from the ...
... Taormina was under Spanish suzerainty, receiving the status of "city" in the 17th century. In 1675 it was besieged by the French, who had occupied Messina. Under the Bourbons dynasty of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies, Taormina did not have a relevant role; however, it obtained an easier access when part of the Catrabico promontory was partially cut and a seaside road connecting it to Messina and Catania was created. It received also a station on the second-oldest railroad in the ...
... on previous nights. Matt started with salmon tartare, and I had Caesar salad. We both had beef tournedos. Dessert was apple crumble for Matt, and lemon curd in phyllo for me. We then returned to the room, organized our laundry to hand in for service tomorrow, and packed our backpack for tomorrow's shore excursion in Athens. It will be an early day, as we need to meet up with our tour group at 8:00 am. Better get to bed after such a busy ...
... for the last 30+ hours, the silence is golden to all of our ears. About 3:00p.m. this afternoon we arrived at Taormina. The skies were a little grey...and darkening. Jacques and Marina whipped up a very quick mushroom pasta lunch ------- and B A M.... the rains were upon us.... and in torrents... coming down in drops the size of golf balls! OMG! I am so glad this did not hit us during our crossing.... Marina and ...
... erupted, it will never do so again - so we were not at risk of unexpected combustion or incineration. Phew. We then had a few more minutes to explore the shopping options near the craters. We bought a salami and cheese sandwich to share. After this quick lunch, we re-boarded the bus for the 45-minute drive to Taormina. The drive down was more nerve-wracking than the way up, because the bus was now on the outside-edge of the hairpin-ridden road. Matt took a nap, but I stayed ...
Other places to stay in Taormina
Via Pirandello 39, Taormina | 3 star villafrom $172
Leonardo da Vinci 25, Taormina | Villafrom $73
Via San Pancrazio 25/27, Taormina | 3 star villafrom $105
Nazionale, 173 loc. Spisone, Taormina | 1 star villafrom $130
Nazionale 101, Taormina | Villafrom $65