Taormina, Sicily, November 23, 2106

Taormina, one of the most romantic and beautiful places in Sicily!  BUT a driving challenge to get here!!!  As you can see below, looked like a straight drive to Taromina!  Then I added the villa directions and really was not sure what to expect!!  LOL!!!  It looked like someone threw pasta on the map!!  It ended up being one-way, VERY CURVY, occasionally the road was built off the cliff, so the ramps hung out off the edge!!  NOT for the weak of heart!!

Below are views from the terrace of our villa B&B.  Extraordinary!! Arch into the city of Taormina and below the walkways through the town. Above and below the Greek theatre of Taormina, built in the 3rd century BC, rebuilt in the 2nd century with bricks more in the Roman style.  We loved looking over center stage with Mt Etna in the distance! Yes, Mount Etna, the second most active volcano in the world!  What an awesome view!!! Below are views from the walkways around the theatre at the top of the cliffs! Above one of the lower levels in the theatre.  Below Church of S. Caterina (St Catherine).

Above and below, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Taormina. Above and below is the Duomo/Cathedral of Taormina, dating back to the 13th century.

Then we visited the Botanical Gardens!   Then more walking around the city! Just a fabulous place to visit!

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