To and from Taormina - a beautiful journey
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Today is the last day of our holiday in
We had a late breakfast and got on our way. We walked down the Via Vittorio Emanuele to Via VII Aprile where the main train and bus stations are located. In front of the station is a fantastic fountain, Fontana di Prosperina by Guilio Moschetti.
We saw many buses in the front of the station.
The next challenge was to find the terminal, which was more like a parking lot. We did it in time to catch the bus. We saw an interesting church with a large smooth dome. We decided to explore it that evening when we come back.
The bus ride provided a beautiful array of mountain and Ionian coastal scenery on the way. Rob read on his book some and I stayed alert to take pictures. I was able to get a few shot of Mt Etna. I was still covered by some clouds. When I was here in June, it was perfectly clear several days in a row. I was told that I was lucky to see that.
It wasn’t too long before the bus was here.
When we reached
The church was amazing. It has a perfectly smooth devoid of detail except for a little cupola.
On the way we passed by a poker game being had by many people with several others watching. The odd thing was that this was outside on the sidewalk and the only light was a flashlight. We also walked past a café with a young couple dancing on the sidewalk to some romantic music. On the way we picked up some food and headed to Claudia’s.
It had been a great day. I’m so glad that Rob had gotten to see
We lingered at the Piazza Duomo for few enjoyable moments of Catanian atmosphere.
We managed to get everything organized and Claudia fixed us a breakfast to go as we had to have a taxi at . Claudia even gave us a CD with some nice music as a gift. She such a sweetie. Once we were settled I began working on the blog and Rob settled in to read. The morning would come sooner than we would like but, I made a last visit to the balcony in the living room to take in the view one last time.
Time for bed!