Friday, August 20, 2004

An evening in Taormina

Taormina is one of the top ten tourist destinations in Sicily, and I think every tourist IN Sicily was there last night!

Two friends and I drove up the coast about an hour to get there. The city is perched on top of a mountain and has spectacular views up and down the coast. It's an ancient city with a fantastically preserved Greek theater built into the landscape. Nowadays, people visit for the shopping, the quaintness, the charm, the restaurants, and the views as well as the history. It's not very big and is easy to walk around in. Vehicles are banned from the walking area.

We felt lucky to find a parking spot nearby and even luckier to find a wonderful restaurant with outdoor seating and a view (not to mention spectacular food). Although it was very crowded, we didn't mind because . . . Hey! We LIVE here! We can come back any time, any day, any season! And I'm sure we'll do that!


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