Taormina, Sicily 2008

July 10-15, 2008

Cities ensconced in rock, lost in time; wine and lemons fearlessly planted on the fertile flanks of a smoking volcano; pasta a la norma and involtini di spada, Greek theatres, Roman bathhouses, Norman Cathedrals, and Il Padrino...it's Sicilia!

We stayed at the magnificent San Domenico Palace Hotel in Taormina
looking up looking down the beach another view
best ristretto neighboring villages Castelmola breakfast
our patio strange tree smoking Etna smoking Henri
Etna aglow lava flow lava flowwww Etna & Giardini Naxos
water skiing the pool Etna again Forza d'Agro
Taormina San Domenico Taormina prodotti tipici siciliani
old stuff older stuff always Etna Gole dell'Alcantara
Taormina San Domenico hallway Taormina San Domenico