Sights and Shopping

The Piazza 9 Aprile . The Borgo Medievale, clocktower, on the left.




9 Aprile from the steps of the Chiesa San Giuseppe.




A look back at Piazza 9 Abrile as we head north on Corso Umberto I towards the Piazza del Duomo




Cappuccini Fountain in the Piazza del Duomo. The main walking street (right) running through Taormina is the Corso Umberto I.




Same, looking opposite towards the Chiesa San Nicolo.




Piazza Vittorio Emanuele and the Santa Catrina Church. Corso Umberto I comes from the left.




Interior of the Santa Caterina church.




This bar had giant crossants!




The entire length of the Corso Umberto I is lined with interesting shops, selling an amazing varity of stuff.




Window right out of a Richard Estes painting.




Faye (Nona) found some shops to buy goodies for the grandchildren. Including this orange dress for Audrey.



The Taromina City Park


This is one of the most beautiful and well maintained parks I have ever enjoyed.








I believe that this unique bronze was made in memory of two of the passengers killed in a horrific air crash in Milan several years ago.




World War I memorial








Having a tennis club as part of the park elevates its status to world class! I could live here...!




Outer edge of the park has this vista and walk.



The Greek Theatre and Roman Tombs


A spectacular amphitheatre having Mount Etna as the backdrop beyond the stage












These are catacombs where the Romans buried their dead.



Our Hotels


This is our hotel home in Taormina - The Villa Carlotta.




Our terrace and view.




Breakfast on the top floor.




View from our table.




A cable car connects Taormina to the beach village of Mazzaro, about 2000 ft below. Can you see the cable car and cable? Mazzaro is the village on the small bay to the right.




And this is our hotel in Mazzaro. It can't get much better than this.




Moonrise that evening from our terrace



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