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There is nothing permanent except change.
Heraclitus

12 Comments CherryPie on May 24th 2020

When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.
Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

10 Comments CherryPie on Feb 9th 2020

The Church of St. Augustine is located in one of the loveliest corners of Taormina. We are talking of the famous Piazza IX Aprile reached along the equally famous Corso Umberto that runs through the city of Taormina. From here you can admire the Gulf of Taormina and the imposing profile of Etna which dominates [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 1st 2020

The square is known for the breathtaking view of the azure Ionian Sea and of the Mount Etna.
Lined with pricey cafés and brimming with visitors and caricature artists, it’s the best place to sit back with a cappuccino and enjoy the relaxed resorty ambience of Taormina.
The square was named after the 9th of April, 1860, [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jan 31st 2020

This church, dedicated to St. Joseph, is located next to the Clock Tower and faces out onto Piazza IX Aprile. A double staircase, with a balustrade of Syracuse stone, leads up to the entrance.
The gable façade in the baroque style, has a large central portal that leads into the church, and two small side portals, of which the [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 29th 2020

The first part of this medieval palace was built in the 10th century, when Arabs conquered the city from Byzantine Imperium. It was a cube-shaped tower that was used for defending the town.
The tower was extended in the 13rd and 14th century assuming the current characteristic mix of styles: Arabic (the tower), Norman (the fifteenth-century hall where the Parliamentary [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Jan 29th 2020

The Palazzo Duchi S. Stafano is located on the Via de Spuches right next to the town gate Porta Catania in Taormina.
It was the residence of the spanish aritocratic family De Spuches, dukes of Santo Stefano. The palazzo was built in the 14th century and exhibites fine examples of Sicilian Romanesque and Gothic style, fitted with Arabic-Norman [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 24th 2020

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