"TAORMINAThis medieval town..." Taormina Favorite Tip by LysDor

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Favorite thing: <hr color=lime size=4><center><font color=yellowgreen face=verdana><h3>TAORMINA</h3></font></center><hr color=lime size=4>

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This medieval town with a heavy past, located at 200m on a plateau below Mount Tauro, for which it is named and where there are the ruins of a medieval fortress, has been and is still nowadays cheerished by tourists.

Its real fortune began in the nineteenth century, when, after a visit by Goethe who praised its beauty all over Europe, it became almost immediately a must- see-place.

I'm not very keen in visiting these kind of places but will go when its off season - plenty of space. You have then the opportunity to get acquainted much easier with locals.

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I must say Sisilian are charming and very different from italians in general.
I was prepared to brush-up my italian but then everyone talked english and most intriguing was that their second (or first or third...LOL) language seemed to be german, well at least that's the feeling I got!?!!

<font color=yellowgreen face=verdana size=1><b><blockquote>Without Sicily, Italy leaves no image in the soul. Sicily is the key to everything.

------- Johann Wolfgang Goethe</blockquote></font>

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Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 12, 2002
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