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PHOTO GALLERY:
Taormina, Naxos & Catania (Sicily)
13-15 Aug, 2005


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This photogallery consists of many photos from a short holiday in Taormina, Gardini Naxos and Catania in the beautiful island of Sicily, south of Italy. The holiday took place between 13th and 15th August as my first birthday present to my fresh wife. In these towns we visited we have seen dream beaches (especially Isola Bella), delicious food, panoramic views from the high mountains, and few of the many historical places.

Taormina is a small town located on a mountain, while Gardini Naxos is a long road (about 5km) just beside the sea coast, which is lined with many hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, gelaterie, pubs. Catania is more or less more building blocks, but it has a very large and noisy market, a beautiful garden (Bellini Garden), and many catholic churches and historical sites. Crazy traffic too! Taormina is definitely a beautiful city with many views and sites, while Gardini naxos offers incredible beaches, especially near Isola Bella and Mazzaro.


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Sicily2005-00 :
3 day Summer holiday in Catania, Taormina and Gardini Naxos in Sicily, Italy(Aug/05)
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After a 3 hour trip on the Catamaran from the Grand harbour of Valletta (Malta) we arrived punctually at this large port in Catania. We had a pleasant trip with very calm water all the way.

Sicily2005-01 :
3 day Summer holiday in Catania, Taormina and Gardini Naxos in Sicily, Italy(Aug/05)
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Walking from the port to the centre of Catania, trying to locate our hotel (Hotel Valentino). We stopped near this fountain for a photo.

Sicily2005-02 :
3 day Summer holiday in Catania, Taormina and Gardini Naxos in Sicily, Italy(Aug/05)
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We left the bulky luggage at the hotel, and bought a delicious breakfast (take away) from a cafeteria just opposite side of this huge Garden called "Gardino Bellini". We found a seat in the garden and took our cappuccino, Catanese pie and Cannolo di crema which was very very good - the best way to start an adventurous day.

Sicily2005-03 :
3 day Summer holiday in Catania, Taormina and Gardini Naxos in Sicily, Italy(Aug/05)
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The most famous part of the Bellini garden is un doubtfully this fountain, clock in the grass, portrait statue of Bellini, and the planted calendar at the back of the photo.

Sicily2005-04 :
3 day Summer holiday in Catania, Taormina and Gardini Naxos in Sicily, Italy(Aug/05)
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Photo of the garden from the small hill showing the fountain, square, and old historical building at the left.

Sicily2005-05 :
3 day Summer holiday in Catania, Taormina and Gardini Naxos in Sicily, Italy(Aug/05)
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Photo of Malin near the large fountain.

Sicily2005-06 :
3 day Summer holiday in Catania, Taormina and Gardini Naxos in Sicily, Italy(Aug/05)
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Photo of me near the planted calendar. Every early morning, plants are planted in a way to show the current date.

Sicily2005-07 :
3 day Summer holiday in Catania, Taormina and Gardini Naxos in Sicily, Italy(Aug/05)
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Portrait statue of a famous Sicilian composer - Vincenzo Bellini - who lived in Catania and is still well adored by the citizens of this town

Sicily2005-08 :
3 day Summer holiday in Catania, Taormina and Gardini Naxos in Sicily, Italy(Aug/05)
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Very old map of Sicily, framed at the corridor of our Hotel (Hotel Valentino)

Sicily2005-09 :
3 day Summer holiday in Catania, Taormina and Gardini Naxos in Sicily, Italy(Aug/05)
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Money pouring down on the streets of Catania by some rich mafia boss or whoever.






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