Subject: Sicily
It has been too long since my wife and I have been to Sicily, but we remember Taormina with great fondness. We enjoyed the town itself, bathing in the sea, viewing the Ionian Sea directly ahead and Mount Aetna to our right while we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast on the balcony of our hotel room plus the excellent Sicilian cuisine which was easy to find in the many trattorie there. We stayed at the San Domenico Palace Hotel which was wonderful; and, I understand, it has been renovated. But, we did like it the way it had been as it was most comfortable, the restaurant was excellent as was the service, the grounds were beautiful and were only outdone by the marvelous views.

There is an ancient, marvelous Greek Theater We took day trips out of the city with the most memorable being a drive to Siracusa with a stop in Catania enroute. My memory still has the big fish market in Catania in mind and wishing that we would have stopped for lunch at the trattoria in that market. But, Siracusa has many wonders to see being that it has a combination of Greek and Roman history with many sites to see. The harbor there with all the fishing boats moored or sailing in or out of the harbor was lovely. The restaurants lining the harbor serving really terrific seafood are memorable. The archeological museum there shouldn't be missed. From Catania we drove back along the coast to Taormina.