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Castello Saraceno  
   

Castello Saraceno

Ruins of a 10th century fortress, which sits atop Mount Tauro (398 meters above sea level), built by Arab (Saracen) conquerors.
Odyssey 2018 - Gorging on cannoli

February 16th 2018
Despite being awake for 24-hours-plus, sleep did not come as easily as we expected last night, so neither of us got more than five or six hours of shuteye. No doubt it will take a few days for our systems to adapt to the time change, but otherwise we awoke in good spirits without much of a travel "hangover". After one of Dee's delicious bacon and egg breakfasts, we were eager to do some exploring. ... read more
Europe » Italy » Sicily » Taormina

Italian Flag Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
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