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March 06, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsThe Riviera along the spectacular slopes of Mt. Etna, leads to the gorgeous terrace over the sea, being, Taormina. Taormina is the authentic pearl of Sicily and is unique in location and its urban form, consequently contributing in becoming an outstanding international resort and has always been a destination of famous celebrities. It was populated in archaic times and received new immigrants from the nearby Naxos in 403 B.C and many years before the Normans, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Saracens have seen in this extraordinary geographically location, its landscapes and splendid climates an asset for tourism and travel exchanges.
One of the first important visitors was Goethe who wrote descriptions about Taormina in his book ‘Journey to Italy’, moreover the first hotel dates back to 1873 and represents the creation of the Prussian painter Otto Geleng who painted it in his painting even before it existed. It happened that during an exhibition in Paris no one could believe that all that beauty could really exist so Geleng set out a challenge on them to go to Taormina with him so that they could live all that was painted, thus he went back to Taormina, created the first hotel out of a noble mansion and that was the beginning of the development of high service level of accommodation.
Taormina is of exceptional artistic and natural beauty. The interwoven and exquisite architecture together with threadlike streets, give an enchanting atmosphere to this little town. The visitor can enjoy a walk through the dense network of lanes, which here and there interrupted by small squares, winding among the walls of ancient houses. A stroll will allow the visitor to enjoy the many spectacular views that are offered by the coast and Mount Etna.
The tourist nature of the town offers delightful restaurants, cafes and ice cream bars.The evenings in Taormina are particularly striking when the play of light created by Mt. Etna, gives them an unreal almost magical appearance. This unique spectacle comes alive in the early evening shadows or at nights with the astounding flashes forms the molten lava.
Taormina combines archaeological and artistic features. It has fascinating archaeological monuments and important buildings like Palazzo dei Duchi di S.Stefano that dates back to Norman times. Moreover, Taormina has a succession of magnificent sea views, one in particular overlooking the Greco-Roman amphitheatre. The far wall of the theatre, presents in the centre a large gap which allows a view of the bay of Schiso` and Mt. Etna, as if it were a perfect theatrical backdrop.
For sure, a visit enthused by our charming Bed and Breakfast Hotel accommodations, will surely leave Toarmina etched on your mind.
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