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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos, where we invite you to discover the hidden gems of Taormina: – Taormina is a lovely town on the east coast of Sicily, Italy. It is famous for its ancient Greek theatre, its stunning views of Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea, and its rich cultural and historical heritage. Taormina has been a popular tourist destination since the 19th century, attracting visitors from all over the world. Taormina was founded by the Greeks in the 8th century BC, and later became part of the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Arab Emirate of Sicily, the Norman Kingdom, and various other rulers. Taormina preserves many monuments and buildings from different periods, such as the medieval Duomo, the 13th century Palazzo Corvaja, and the 15th century San Domenico Palace. Taormina also has a lively artistic and literary scene, hosting festivals, concerts, and exhibitions throughout the year. Some famous writers who lived or visited Taormina include D.H. Lawrence, Truman Capote, Oscar Wilde, and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The most iconic attraction of Taormina is the Greek theatre, which dates to the 3rd century BC. It is one of the largest and best-preserved ancient theatres in Sicily, with a capacity of about 5,000 spectators. The theatre offers a spectacular panorama of Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, and the Ionian Sea, where you can see the small island of Isola Bella. The theatre is still used for performances of classical and modern plays, operas, concerts, and festivals. Taormina is also known for its beautiful beaches and natural scenery. You can reach the beaches by taking an aerial tramway or a bus from the town center. The most famous beach is Isola Bella, which is connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of sand. The island is a nature reserve with a variety of plants and animals. Other beaches include Mazzarò, Spisone, Mazzeo, and Giardini Naxos. You can also enjoy hiking, biking, or horse riding in the surrounding hills and mountains. Taormina is a place where you can experience the history, culture, and beauty of Sicily. It is a perfect destination for anyone who loves art, nature, and adventure.

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Photo Gallery of Walk 1 – Terminal Interbus, Via Luigi Pirandello to Villa Comunale di Taormina
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The walk starts in – Terminal Interbus Taormina, Via Luigi Pirandello – Via Luigi Pirandello – Belvedere di Via Pirandello – Via Luigi Pirandello – Via Bagnoli Croci – Villa Comunale di Taormina, Via Bagnoli Croci

Photo Gallery of Walk 2 – Piazza Elvio Pertinace to Piazzetta Giovanni Falcone
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The walk starts in – Piazza Elvio Pertinace – Chiesa Parrocchiale di San Giovanni Battista, Piazza Elvio Pertinace – Piazza Elvio Pertinace – Via Elvio Pertinace – Via Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour – Piazza Rossetti – Via Acqui – Piazza Monsignor Luigi Grassi – Via Mons M. Gerolamo Vida – Via Vida – Via Antonio Coppa – Via Teobaldo Calissano – Via Mandelli – Piazzetta Giovanni Falcone