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Published: June 27th 2012
For the last 4 days of our trip to Sicily we decided that a bit of R & R was in order, so we chose two of the islands most famous beach resorts, Taormina & Cefalu.
Taormina is on Sicily’s Ionia coast famous for its warm crystal clear water. Its Idyllically perched on a rocky promontory high above the sea, Taormina has been the most popular tourist destination in Sicily for a couple of hundred of years. It famous for its beautifully restored mediaeval buildings, breathtaking views around every corner and a giddy network of winding streets strewn with shops, bars and restaurants. In my opinion it has to be one of the top holiday resorts in Europe.
Added to this the town offers fantastic views of the coast, with Mt. Etna towering behind the town and can be seen clearly smoking from its active craters. Taormina also has was must be the most incredible Roman amphitheatre that is located high above the town and opposite Mt Etna with fabulous Panoramic views.
We only had two nights in Taormina but I could easily have spent a couple of weeks relaxing on the beaches of Isola
Bella and strolling the streets of the main town.
Cefalu is located on the Northern coast of the Sicily on the Tyrrhenian sea and only an hour from Palermo, so in peak season it can get pretty busy. Celafu is one of the Mediterranean's undiscovered jewels. The epitome of picturesque grandeur. built in the shadow of a steep mountain. Cefalu has a beach, winding, narrow, medieval streets, and delightful restaurants overlooking a rocky coast. All under the ever present gaze of the Norman-Arab-Byzantine cathedral, one of the greatest churches of southern Europe.
It’s a Fascinating place to visit and one that I wish we had more time to explore in depth.
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