Spring Break Getaways: A Short Vacation in Taormina

2013-04-16

This year’s spring is not coming in the North of Italy. At the beginning of April we have rain, cloudy days, cold weather. So, just after the Easter holidays, I decided to make a short visit on the East Coast of the Sicily, with a day trip in the town of Taormina. Here, I took many photos using my Olympus 35 RC camera. At the end of the day, I found a great surprise in the sky. Read more!

During the Easter holidays, the cost of airline tickets is high, due to a large amount of requests. So this year, I decided to pass the Easter days in my city Como, taking a special offer on Monday Easter. I found a good four-star hotel in Catania and a flight from Milan in a very special offer. So, after I spend a day to visit Catania, I decided, on the second day, to made a short trip to Taormina.

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Taormina is a small town on the hill, a few kilometres from the Tyrrhenian Sea, with a beautiful historical centre and a very interesting Greek Theatre.

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I reached Taormina taking a bus from Catania, in a trip of approx. one hour along the local motorway that join Catania with Messina.

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Here you can find great hotels with beautiful views to the sea below, great place to stay to a short relaxation period, and also great during the summer season: the sea is wonderful, and the beaches can be reached by cable car!

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In the four photos above, you can see some amazing details of its historical centre.

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Walking along the pedestrian zone, you can see many local craft shops, art and antique shops

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Sicily is famous throughout the world for its citrus fruits, especially oranges, tangerines and lemons. Taste the unique flavour of the local red-blood orange — unique because it is cultivated in a lava terrain, for the local presence of a large active volcano, Mount Etna.

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After a break in the main square, I took the bus in the afternoon to return in Catania. During the return trip, I smell a sulfur presence in the air … In fact, while I was on the highway, I took some photos from the bus window: the volcano was erupting!

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Mount Etna was the greatest active volcano in Italy; it is called “The Good Giant” because its eruptions aren’t dangerous; there is a frequent activity (many times a year) with a continuous emission of lava that reduces the risk of violent explosions.

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