I had a fabulous time in Sorrento and didn’t think the holiday could get any better. But traveling around Sicily is wonderful. We had to cross the ocean by ferry where the bus drove onto the ferry and 20 minutes later drove off again. You know how you see in movies the roads that snake up hillsides with the corners almost. Full circle, making the roads parallel? Well we had to drive on a road like that to get to our hotel! Fabulous experience! Then again to visit a little hilltop village Savoca, where ‘The Godfather’ was filmed.
And again for a trip to Mt Etna! Talk about an adrenalin rush…I loved it. And the views from all those places were amazing.
Our hotel was on the lower edge of a little town called Taormina. A town that is sleepy in the morning but full of life every night! How we loved to sit at a restaurant and just people watch. Even young families out enjoying the lovely warm evenings and shops that didn’t seem to close.
We had a wander through the local theatre. I’ll add a photo or two. The theatre was ancient and In ruins but has now had a stage added and more seating and is now an open air theatre for operas and plays and any performance. Stunning!
To visit an active volcano was great. The road to get there was pretty good, but the walk around the old crater top was an experience not to miss. All while the now active crater, just above, still smokes away allowing pressure to be released! I know…something else to tick off the bucket list 🙂