Taormina, Sicily

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After our two days in Rome we went to the town Taormina in Sicily, to visit my mum’s aunt who has lived there for decades. We were lucky to borrow her apartment, which is located in the middle of the main street in Taormina, Corso Umberto. If you want to take a Vacation in Sicily there are some amazing hotels and apartments you will be able to stay at. Taormina used to be an exclusive and sophisticated holiday destination where celebrities and jetsetters went for holiday. Today, it is a very popular holiday destination for all kind of people. The town is full of tourists during the summer – you can barely walk in the main street in the evening because of the crowds. During daytime, you can see tourist groups with a guide in front of every church. Every second shop is a souvenir shop, and you find restaurants everywhere.

But – despite the hoards tourists, the town has its charm and it is full of history (it was founded in around 400 BC!). Taormina is located on a mountain terrace, and you can see Mount Etna from the town. There are many beaches in the area, which can be reached by taking the bus or the cable car.

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