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More of Taormina and Cefalu

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The Greek Theater in Taormina from up on the hill.

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Morning Views from Taormina

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Duomo Cefalu

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The sea is rough in Cefalu. Always dramatic.

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Again the sea pounds the rocks making for an interesting sight.

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The fruit vendor in Cefalu.

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A more calm view of the beach in Cefalu.

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The beach at Cefalu , la spiaggia.

More of Taromina, Up to Castelmola Up Up Up

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How about a short climb up to Castelmola

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Right turn and just up the hill ( mountain)

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This looks easy!

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What a view down below to Taormina.

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A little more climbing.

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Almost there.

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Worth the 45 min climb up about 1000 feet.

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The Modana della Rocca, Castelmola

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It is built into the rocks of the mountain.

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There is a festival today

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It was to celebrate a new TV transmission site.

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Time to head back downb.

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I took the path less traveled. It was worth it.

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Fiore

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More fiore. It was a harder trip going down, but it was beautiful. I would do it again.

OUR SICILIAN ODYSSEY

We began our trip in Taromina. Arriving just in time for dinner. Our hotel, the Villa Diodoro was fantastic. We had a view of the sea, and Mt. Etna from our balcony.

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Mt. Etna from the hotel Balcony

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A view of Taormina from our balcony.

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Taormina from Castelmola the villiage high above us.

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Morning breakfast

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Castelmola up aboveTaormina.

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My favorite shop for ceramics , our first vist in 2001 I think we bought the store.

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Looking down below Taormina.

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A rainy day church service.

Greg Speck 2016