Northeast Sicily

The Sicilian town of Taormina is as picturesque as any on earth.  Our Hotel Ariston was perched on the side of the mountain, had a view of the mainland of Italy to the east, and was itself a magnificent facility.  A public park was filled with well preserved picturesque structures, Mount Etna and the development on the eagle’s perch high above Taormina to the west were spectacular.  The city center had a plaza with a view to the south and east.  With ancient ruins, a cable car to the beach, and a few days to spend, the setting was incomparable.

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