Jacob, Clare, Mary, Sebastian and I stayed in Taurmina by accident. We had lingered a little too long in Syracuse, a little too long on Mt. Etna, and then a wee bit too long for dinner in Taurmina on the way home. . . so we stayed the night. What a delight to explore one of the greatest cities in Italy, sitting atop a mountain and overlooking the sea in one direction and watching smoking Mt. Etna in the other. Wagner and Nietzsche and dozens of famous writers and musicians have spent many months in this inspiring city.
St. Catherine of Alexandria–a church for her right in the town center
Mosaic on the wall when you enter the old town