Autumn colors at the Rhine Falls

So far, the autumn in Switzerland is giving us a sunny day after another rewarding us with a pleasant extension of the summer. Nevertheless the leaves on the trees are taking the typical autumn colors at the right time. Yellow, orange and brown are now prevailing in the vegetation.

I took advantage of the nice weather to visit the Rhine Falls. Once more. This waterfalls are the largest in Europe. Although, at present, good weather time has reduced a lot of the flow of the Rhine River, the Rhine Falls are still impressive. Read more

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Pier on the Limmat river, Zurich, Switzerland

Pier Zürich Storchen

Zürich Storchen is the most picturesque and iconic landing stage on the Limmat river. Here, from spring to fall, stop the boats of the Limmat River Cruise. On the other side of the river there is the Old Town of Zurich with a row of quaint historic buildings and the Gothic bell towers of the Grossmünster. Read more

SCIARA DEL FUOCO, the volcanic slopes of the island of Stromboli

Sailing the Aeolian Islands

The Aeolian Islands are a volcanic archipelago north of Sicily, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Named after the wind god Aeolus, a great way to visit them is on a sailing boat. And I did it! In early July, along with two friends, I sailed around the islands of Vulcano, Lipari, Panarea and Stromboli – four of the seven islands that form this archipelago. Read more

Piazza IX Aprile square, San Giuseppe church and Clock Tower in Taormina, Sicily.

Taormina at Night

When it gets dark in Taormina the lights come on and life moves on the pedestrian main street Corso Umberto I for the evening stroll. People gather mainly in Piazza IX Aprile and Piazza Duomo. Tourists find along the Corso and Piazzas restaurants, shops and bars while locals go there above all to see and be seen. I was there in mid-March and there was not yet the usual crowd of warmer months. Read more

Taormina – Ancient Theater

The Ancient Theater of Taormina is one of the archaeological gems of Sicily. The theater has Greek origin but is totally Roman in its present form. The top view of the theater is breathtaking, ranging from the Ionian Sea to the Mount Etna volcano. After so many centuries in ruins, from the fifties, the ancient theater is used as an outdoor theater for concerts, theater and ceremonies – finally back to what it was built for.
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