Posts tagged ‘Sicily’

Ancient theatre of Taormina with Mt. Etna, Sicily.

Taormina – Fantastic Views

Spectacularly located, the town of Taormina is the most exclusive tourist destination of Sicily. The ancient theater, the fantastic view of Mount Etna that slopes down towards the Ionian Sea and the Dolce Vita mood make Taormina the essence of Sicily, at least for tourists. I was in Taormina in mid-March and I was lucky enough to get a first taste of summer. Read more

Bellini theatre in Catania, Sicily, Italy.

Catania at Night

In the Old Town of Catania, Sicily, there are some very suggestive places at night. The photo above shows the Teatro Massimo Bellini theater and the square in front of it, both named after the local-born opera composer Vincenzo Bellini. There are also many baroque churches lit at night, very beautiful is the Piazza Duomo square with the Cathedral. Read more

Siracusa – Ortigia Island

Ortigia (Ortygia) is a small island very close to the east coast of Sicily. The isle has always been the heart of the city of Siracusa (Syracuse) and looks back on a history of almost three millennia. I liked strolling around Ortigia getting lost in the many narrow streets, crossing the ages of Mediterranean history in its buildings and monuments. And then, as said, it’s a small island and every walk ended up on the sea with beautiful views of the waterfront. Read more

Mount Etna and the city of Catania seen from the terrace of the Abbey of Sant'Agata, Sicily

Catania – What a View!

A must-visit place in Catania, Sicily, is the terrace of the Chiesa della Badia di Sant’Agata. From the roof and the dome of this church you can enjoy a wonderful 360 ° view of the city. Fantastic is the sight to the north, where the majestic Mount Etna is the background. Read more