|OK, if anyone were actually reading this, I would tell you I have already misspoken twice on this entry...that is, we only got as far as Naxos, not Taormina, and I didn't meet it...but I did get an eyeful of it in all her snowy, brie-like grandeur. Why is that? Well, the bone crushing schedule of the previous 3 days of 9 hours touring per day precluded and major assault on it or even the historic town of Taormina. So there, I am officially old and a weiner much like the dog. Poor kids.
Naxos, since I cannot speak for Taomina gave me the distinct impression of perhaps a Greek beach town, not unpleasant at all. Upon closer observation, what, were those Greek letters on the buildings and menus as well as Euro words? Well, what do you know, they Greeks were here and built at the very least a fort and amphiteatre, hard to believe in this neck of the woods, I know.
Sicily has a huge part to play in the effort to unify Italy. Speaking of Sicily, it is actually quite huge. Perhaps everyone can see that on any map but me.