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Taormina

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  • Day424

    Taormina

    June 13 in Italy

    From Syracuse we cruised to Isola Ciclopi and Acitrezzi where we anchored up in a tight spot between the breakwater and the rocks. Photo one was taken as we were approaching we ended up anchored just the other side of the high rock in the middle of picture, we think Take Five has formed the backdrop for photos by most of the inhabitants as everyone seemed to take a photo while they were out on their evening promenade.
    Then onwards to our current location in Taormina bay, underneath the town, photo 2 taken at mooring looking up old town. Today we walked around the very picturesque town, this is the most touristy place we have been to so far in Italy, but by far the most beautiful and clean. Photo 3 shows Etna with an odd disc like cloud forming, photo 5 shows Take Five with her more illustrious neighbours, there have been 6 different super yachts around today, the yacht yachts are cruise ships but the motor cruisers appear private.
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  • Day240

    Taormina

    February 21, 2017 in Italy

    As a day trip from Giardini Naxos, we took the bus to the beautiful hillside town of Taormina. The journey was an experience all in itself, with the coach driver gesticulating wildly with one hand as he held a high volume animated conversation with a passenger. He rattled through narrow spaces we'd have been nervous driving the van through and swung round switchback bends with sheer drops to the side. It was when he placed his i pad on the steering wheel and started typing away with his other hand that we really began to feel nervous!

    As we climbed we were treated to incredible views of snowtopped Mount Etna rising up from the vast blue sea below. After 20 minutes we pulled into the small bus station, checked the return times and set off up the hill to the old town. Passing by the two armed miltary personel and under the archway, we progressed up the cobbled streets towards Teatro Greco, a 1800 year old Greek Ampitheatre at the top of the hill.

    We bought our €10 entry tickets and started up the stone steps as green speckled lizards scuttled accross our path and up the walls. The teatro itself was pretty cool with staging, stone pillars and tunnels, but the view of Mount Etna just 20miles away and the coastline below was jaw dropping. We were incredibly lucky to visit on such a clear day and feel we got the best out of the site.

    After perusing the display of ancient stone tablets and a small sarcophagus, we went in search of food in town. We didn't want much, so we decided on a place called Piliere that was giving out flyers in the street and whose prices seemed reasonable. In short, we wish we hadn't! Climbing up to the 2nd floor we chose to sit on the balcony, only to be covered with flaking plaster and paint from the wall that acted as a backrest. Vicky had a salad but the Iceberg lettuce lived up to its name a little too much with the ice crystals it had on it. The upside to the experience was meeting a Canadian couple who were on an 8 month tour. We chatted away and each told of our favourite places in the world and our plans for future travel.
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  • Day13

    Taormina, Italy

    August 15, 2017 in Italy

    As we traveled to the mountain top village of Castelmola, we viewed the smoke coming from Mount Etna. We walked this extremely old village with its tiny houses then sampled almond liqueur and sponge cake.
    We then went to Taormina and walked its narrow streets and piazzas. Our tour ended when we walked though the ancient Greco-Roman Theatre that is still used today.

  • Day7

    Mt Etna and Taormina, Sicily

    October 8, 2017 in Italy

    We arrived at the port of Messina, Sicily today. Decided to take a tour to Mt Etna and then to a small mountain village of Taormina. We travelled up 2000 metres to Crater Silvestri. This crater formed in 1892 after a massive eruption of Mt Etna. Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, there have been at least 10 eruptions since 2000, the most recent in March 2017. We walked around the rim of Crater Silvestri.
    Taormina is a small village built on one of the mountain tops in the Messina region. We walked down the centre of the village which has an abundance of tourist shops, Sicilian ceramic shops and lots of restaurants. A very pretty place.
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  • Day8

    Taormina

    June 22, 2017 in Italy

    Um 10:00 in Taormina angekommen. Noch moderater Touri-Andrang. Das Theater Greco-Roman und seine Lage ist überwältigend.
    Der Blick vom Theater über Stadt und Bucht ist wirklich den Besuch wert.
    Um diese Jahreszeit ist zwar schon viel Tourismus, aber nicht störend (man ist ja schließlich selbst einer). Anstehen vor den Attraktionen war nur kurz.

  • Day8

    Restaurant il Griglio, Taormina

    June 22, 2017 in Italy

    Endlich wollten wir mal schön zu Mittag essen. InTaormina gibt es die große Auswahl. Wir suchten uns ein schönes Ambiente mit Tischdecke und Stoffservietten aus. Das Menü wurde für 22€ angeboten, Antipasti haben wir selbst hinzugefügt. Also Antipasti, Spagetti mit Muscheln, Seehecht in Tomaten/Kapernsosse und Tiramisu als Nachtisch. Nicht schlecht!
    Nachher noch Bummeln durch den schönen öffentlichen Garten von Taormina.Read more

  • Day3

    Taormina, Sizilien

    May 15, 2015 in Italy

    Aufgrund der malerischen Landschaft, des milden Klimas und zahlreicher historischer Sehenswürdigkeiten entwickelte sich die Stadt im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert zu einem der wichtigsten Touristenzentren Siziliens. Besonders bekannt und sehenswert sind das antike Theater mit Blick auf den Ätna und den Golf von Giardini-Naxos und die kleine Insel Isola Bella vor der Küste Taorminas

  • Day3

    Taormina en Castelmola

    May 30, 2017 in Italy

    Vandaag het stadje van de G7 bezocht. Prachtige panorama's en een zeer indrukwekkend Teatro Greco. Van voor onze tijdrekening! Met de taxi naar hoger gelegen dorpje Castelmola en te voet terug langs eindeloze trappen.. Vermoeiend maar het uitzicht maakt alles goed. Mooie dag.

  • Day16

    Taormina 2

    April 18, 2017 in Italy

    La terrasse de la Cisterna del Moro, où nous mangeons notre pizza, vaut presque le voyage, des orangers en fleurs, des oliviers, des bougainvillées et j'en passe et tout au loin en contre-bas la mer. La visite du Giardino pubblico et le théâtre grec sont au programme de l'après-midi. Le parc est l’œuvre d'une richissime lady anglaise, construite au début des années 1900, on y trouve des bâtiments étranges, qui aurait dû favoriser l'observation des oiseaux. Une fois arrivés au théâtre grec, nous rebroussons chemin. Il y a maintenant trop de monde, un car après l'autre déverse ses touristes. Ça devient infernal! Nous sommes mieux au camping sur nos chaises-longues.Read more

  • Day16

    Taormina

    April 18, 2017 in Italy

    Mardi, 18 avril 2017
    Renseignements pris au camping, nous partons avec le bus à Taormina. Ce est quasi impossible d'y garer un camping-car et surtout très onéreux. Le "must" d'un voyage sicilien se découvre à la force du mollet. Le théâtre romain et l'église Santa Caterina sont tout près de la porte de Messina. D'ici part le Corso Umberto jusqu'à la porte de Catania. Entre les deux il y a de part et d'autre des petites ruelles et escaliers comme dans toutes ces villes médiévales, le tout à flanc de coteau avec une vue sur la mer et les plages. On trouve sur l'artère principale toutes les enseignes connues, des boutiques de souvenirs et d'innombrables restaurants ou hôtels. Personne ne vit ici, qui n'a rien à faire avec le tourisme. Le Duomo et la fontaine avec son centaure au féminin valent notre visite.Read more

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