Taormina via Messina
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February 16th, 2001 – by: davidx
The straits of Messina are very narrow and it was pleasant to watch the ferry for a while. Then I managed to be sitting in the main square and looking at the astronomical clock as it performed at midday - a bit underwhelming compared with Prague! The bus ride was pleasant as far as Taormina station and magnificent for the last part winding up to the village.
I had quite a problem for once finding somewhere to stay at an acceptable price. In the end a pretty unpleasant haggle saw me paying only a bit too much for mediocre accommodation. Then I went to see the main sight of Taormina. This is the so-called Greek Theatre, although most of what remains is Roman. This is one of the great sights of Sicily. In how many places can you sit outside and see a volcano in the not too distant distance? The stage is just sufficiently intact to entice small groups of (would-be) actors or musicians to perform and provide entertainment for other visitors. It made a fitting almost-end to my trip.
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