Taormina's TreasuresOctober 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.