Taormina on the Grand Tour

Taormina on the Grand Tour

Taormina was not always a magnet for tourists. It wasn’t until the latter part of the 19th century that Taormina joined Venice as a star on the Grand Tour. Taormina would never become another Venice but she had several things Venice would never have—lots and…



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A Muntagna (Etna)

A little background information about the composition. Mount Etna, the highest volcano…