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Taormina, and the nearby town of Acireale.

Catania to Taormina to Acireale
From Catania airport, I drove north to the Hotel Villa Schuler in Taormina. I made a day trip back south to visit Acireale one afternoon.

Taormina:

The photos are in no particular order.

Breakfast at Villa Schuler
Breakfast at Villa Schuler
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The lower part of this wall, and the foundation of these buildings date back to Roman times. These bricks were set 2000 years ago.
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Sicilian Cannoli – They’re a cream-filled pastry, and very sweet.
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Traditional Sicilian ceramic designs are everywhere.
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Traditional Sicilian Lace Designs
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The walls of the Teatro Greco – The ancient Greek amphitheater in Taormina.
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The old gate of the town – Porta Messina
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Ancient Byzantine Tombs – Taormina
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Friendly Local Residents
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The view from the stairs on the cliffs behind the Greek Amphitheatre. Click on this photo to open an interactive panorama taken from a spot a little farther up the hill.
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Stairs are everywhere in Taormina. It’s on steep slopes.
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Taormina’s Ancient Greek Amphitheatre – Click on this photo to open a new window with an interactive panorama photo.
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A “Trinacria” – A Sicilian triskelion symbol – It goes back about 6000 years. I think they’re not sure of the origin..
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Piazza IX Aprile, Taormina – Click on this photo to open a new window with an interactive panorama.
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Click on this photo to open a new window with an interactive panorama photo taken from this location.
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The old gate of the town – Porta Catania

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The back gardens at my hotel – Villa Schuler
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From the roof of Hotel Villa Schuler
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From the roof of Hotel Villa Schuler – Click on the photo to open a new window with an interactive panorama photo.
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Taking a coffee break at a café in Piazza IX Aprile, Taormina

Acireale:

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Piazza Duomo, Acireale – Click on this photo to open a new window with an interactive panorama.
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Acireale
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Acireale
Church Acireale
Acireale
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Acireale

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