"Corso Umberto 1 (or Valeria..." Taormina Favorite Tip by LysDor
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<b><font color=dodgerblue face=verdana>This is the main street (and also shopping street) that goes from Porta Messina to Porta Catania and is 800m long. This is also the most significant tract of the ancient via *Valeria* that actually linked Messina town to Catania!
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I was astonished of the so many antique shops that look so tiny from the outside and were holding several big rooms inside with beautiful antiquities. I was looking for a painting but did not find something that would have pleased me and well, ok - let's face it, there were a bit expensive too ;-)!
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Many of the monuments worth seeing are along this street like this fountain in front of Duomo. It was built in 1635 and emphases the space in the square through the dynamisn of the 3 concentric orders of steps.</font></b>
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