Sunday, December 2, 2018

Riomaggiore Village

Riomaggiore is the most southern village of the Cinque Terre. It was first mentioned in the 13th century. The founders of the village moved from the hills to the sea, and built 3-4-storey houses on the rocky, steep territory. The houses have two entrances, one at the front, and one at the back, usually higher up. The buildings were constructed this way not only because of the steep hills, but also for safety reasons, so that the inhabitants could escape in case of Saracen attacks.
 
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Friday, May 13, 2016

The Pearl of the Mediterranean


Isola Bella is an island that you can visit when the tide is low.  
The beach in front is crowded,if you want a sandier and less crowded beach, head just a bit further east towards Catania. 

Isola Bella is linked to the town of Taormina by a system of bays, and it is characterized by spontaneous vegetation mixed to numerous exotic plants. The island has various flights of steps, paths and small terraces.

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The beach does not consist of sand but of pebbles.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Giardini Naxos is Seaside Resort


Giardini Naxos, founded in 735 B.C, were the first Greek colony in Sicily and named Naxos after an island in the Aegean Sea.

Giardini-Naxos is the next town along the coast from Taormina, in the direction of Catania.

Naxos in the mid-19th century it became independent from Taormina under the name of Giardini Naxos. The word "Giardini" in Italian means "Gardens", it was given this name after the citrus groves in the region.  

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Giardini Naxos has two beaches, one is called the Recanati Beach and the other is the one in the center, at the main beach road, Lungomare. 

The beach of Naxos is the longest coastline, where you can also find long stretches of free beach.  From the beach you will have the view of Taormina and Mount Etna.