Once again, I was in Taormina about 40 years ago....I needed to see it one more time. Below was the ships arrival in Messina, Sicily! Messina appeared to be a beautiful Port City, however, I was committed to take a transfer to Taormina because I so wanted to see this small town again!
My opinion of Taormina, Sicily revisiting it after 40 years is: It is still a BEAUTIFUL Town, but I am so so so very glad that I got to see it when there was much less activity and less tourists. I couldn't find the Hotel I stayed at which was located at the end of the pedestrian main Ave. The routine on evenings there during my visit consisted of dinner at one of the local restaurants, a walk back to the hotel and on the way.....buying roasted chestnuts on the street & taking them to a very small stand up bar and ordering a Grappa. It was heaven! It is so true....that many times LESS is MORE!
I do still recommend paying a visit to Taormina......so charming with to die for views.
Technical note......I have my Post for Cyprus in draft form but for some reason it is having technical issues.....but it will be coming along soon! Ciao! Holly