Thursday, 31 July 2008

Sicily

This is going to be the one of two last posts about our holiday in Italy. But, well, who knows?:-)
We spent one day in Sicily, especially in the town of Taormine. It is known for its amphitheatre (used to be a colosseum), wonderful beaches, Norman fort, wonderful streets, and the view to mount Etna.
Following the main street you walk through 3 gates and next to three churches. The streets are clean and full of shops with souvenirs.
There is one special gift you can bring home - Breath of Etna. It is a drink made by macerating some chilli peppers in Grapa. The drink has about 70% of pure alcohol.
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The old Norman fort rises above the town:
Streets of Taormine:









The house with a clock on it:



The church appointed for weddings:



and the church appointed for funerals:



A picture within one of the gates:




Wonderful city gardens with a gorgeous view from them:





Notice the mount Etna at the distance (aroun the crater there are not clouds, it is the smoke from the volcano) :






The mount Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe. If you come to Sicily in about March, you will be able to ski on the mount Etna and then swim in the sea in one day. For more information about Etna you can visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etna

2 comments:

Peťa said...

teda skoro to vypadá jako výlet podle chilli papriček :-)

Namnet said...

To jo:-) Lidi v obchodech na Sicílii byli hrozně milí a stačilo když jsme se na chvilku zastavili u jejich stánku nebo obchodu a hned nám nabízeli ochutnávky. Od ovoce až po cukrářské výrobky (mňamka).
V jednom malinkatém obchůdku mimo hlavní třídu nám jeho majitel nabídl i panáka toho jejich slavného 70- ti procentního Dechu Etny. To jsme teda s díky odmítly. Jasně, jsem si říkala, já to vypiju, v tom vedru to se mnou sekne, z toho množství alkoholu oslepnu, a z výletu a zbytku dovči budu mít leda tak kulové:-)
Jojo, ať žijí chilli papričky v každé podobě:-)