The first thoughts that come to mind, when you hear the word Italy, are of cobblestone streets, lip-smacking food, art and architecture, and that is exactly what we got to explore, discovering many surprises that the country has to offer.
We landed in Catania, and travelled further, reaching Taormina in around an hour, whilst enjoying the picturesque beauty of the Sicilian countryside. Taormina is perched on the side of a mountain, and is surrounded by crystal clear blue waters. The town is steeped in history and we could not wait to explore it all the next day. As our hotel was right beside the famous ancient greek amphitheater, called Teatro Antico di Taormina, we decided to visit it first before checking in our hotel. We had set the second day aside to visit Mount Etna, which is one of the world’s most active volcanoes; making its surrounding soil very fertile for agriculture, vineyards and orchards that are spread across the slopes of the mountain. This prompted us to take a wine tasting call in the Pietra Dolce, to try their exquisite wines from the region.
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