Taormina and Castelmola


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June 19th 2018
Published: June 21st 2018
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I will say that our tour guide was overly informative regarding Taormina and Castelmola on the island of Sicily.

She, tongue in cheek, informed us that all Sicilian women DO NOT wear 100% black clothes nor do they all have mustaches!

Also, there are Moorish planters EVERYWHERE in Sicily. The legend is that a Sicilian woman fell in love with a Moorish man. The Moorish man already had 7 wives. When the Sicilian woman found out his secret, she cut off his head and used it as a planter for basil!


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Moorish PlanterMoorish Planter
Moorish Planter

disclaimer, this was taken in Positano but I'm using it to illustrate the Moorish Planter Legend
Rest Stop in CastelmolaRest Stop in Castelmola
Rest Stop in Castelmola

...pro-ported to have hosted the rich and famous


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