Italian Opera Taormina

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  • Day52

    Taormina's Treasures

    October 20, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Okay, so these aren't officially treasures of Taormina but these are things I loved about this town. Even though a lot of the buildings looked a little worse for wear and a bit run down, almost every balcony and alleyway was decorated with some form of ceramic statue or planter. And I just loved it. I loved the colours and vibrancy these pieces added to the town and I just wish I could replicate some of these settings at home. For that reason alone, it needed it's own post.

    One of the figures we saw everywhere was the three legged lady. This is called Trinacria which means triquetra and refers to the shape of the island of Sicily. Sicily was known by the Romans as Trinacrium, meaning “star with three points”. The Trinacria symbol is the head of Medusa (a gorgon with a head of snakes), surrounded by three bent running legs, and three stalks of wheat. Due to the island's distinct triangular shape, the symbol has also been adopted by the Sicilian government and is located on the centre of Sicily's flag.

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  • Day7

    Sizilien, Catania, Taormina

    October 20, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Nach sehr ruhiger Überfährt sind wir heute im ersten Morgenlicht in Catania auf Sizilien eingelaufen. Ein herrlicher Anblick, mit dem leicht rauchenden aktiven Ätna im Hintergrund.
    Nachmittags dann ein Ausflug ins malerische Städchen Taormina, mit einem antiken, altrömischen Theater und seinen historischen Gebäuden.
    Teilweise sind die Gassen zu den Restaurants so eng, dass man satt mit dickem Bauch nicht mehr rauskommt 😂.
    Heute Nacht geht's dann erst mal wieder nach Valetta, dann fängt der 2. Teil der Kreuzfahrt an.
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