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Short Trip to Taormina

Posted by
Nitin (Mayenne, France) on 9 April 2015 in Landscape & Rural.

A beautiful, expensive and glamorous seaside tourist destination is the town of Taormina, towards the Eastern part of Sicily. For us it was a short day trip from Catania, to go to a real beach and we were not disappointed, though we did severely thing we ran short of time. Taormina, we hear, is a place often visited by celebrities and stars, and has a host of expensive restaurants and shopping areas.

According to Wikipedia:
Taormina is a comune and small town on the east coast of the island of Sicily, Italy, in the Province of Messina, about midway between Messina and Catania, located 206 meters above the sea level on a hillside of monte Tauro, one of the last peaks of the mounts Peloritani. Taormina has been a very popular tourist destination since the 19th century. It has popular beaches (accessible via an aerial tramway) on the Ionian sea, which is remarkably warm and has a high salt content. Taormina can be reached via highways (autostrade) from Messina from the north and Catania from the south.

Just south of Taormina is the Isola Bella, a nature reserve; and further south, situated beside a bay, is the popular seaside resort of Giardini Naxos. Tours of the Capo Sant' Andrea grottos are also available.

The village of Taormina is perched on a cliff overlooking the Ionian sea. Besides the ancient Greek theatre, it has many old churches, lively bars, fine restaurants, and antique shops. Taormina is approximately a forty-five minute drive away from Europe's largest active volcano, Mount Etna.

NIKON D700 1/50 second F/14.0 ISO 200 24 mm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful composition, colors, lighting & textures!

9 Apr 2015 5:30pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

beautiful place with wonderful coastline and colours!

10 Apr 2015 2:34am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


10 Apr 2015 8:51am

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ISO 200
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