Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Sicily - Taormina sights

By the time we got to Taormina, found our hotel and parked it was almost 6pm. We quickly headed into town to have a look around. Our first stop: Teatro Greco but to our disappointments it shuts at 5:30. Dang. Second stop: Chiesa San Giuseppe.

The church's cute interior.

The busy Corso Umberto, the main street in Taormina.

The cute Piazza IX Aprile.

We woke up to the stunning view of nearby town Giardini-Naxos with Mt Etna on the back.

Breathtaking view from our breakfast table.

At long last we made it to the Greek theatre. Built in the 3rd century BC it's the most dramatically situation Greek theatre in the world.

View of Bay of Schiso.

Here you can see how the theatre is suspended between sea and sky, with Mt Etna as a backdrop.

I was hoping to see a gladiator or 2 come running!

Saracen Castle on top of mountain, overlooking the cute Taormina town.

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