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It was a dark and rainy morning…

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Our group assembled for a tour of the Greek theater ruins.

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Our guide for the ruins, Maria.

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A church door.

Oh, you wanted to see some color. Okay.

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The Greek ruins (with an overlay of Roman bricks)

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The tour guide, Maria, again.

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Ann borrows a Vespa.

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The view from our balcony included the mid-town medieval clock tower.

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Fiat.

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Lunch.

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There were cats…

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…and dogs.

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Talk about a couple of d**kheads!

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Gracie sold paintings by a “very talented artist.” After Ann bought one she confided that the artist was her husband.

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This text is so much more interesting than your serenade.

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Let the Eye Candy Begin

Taormina is another small town perched on the side of a mountain in Sicily.  But it is a lot more fashionable and touristy that the quieter, more spiritual Erice.  It is home to a film festival and has long been a resort for the rich and famous.  It served as “home base” on our tour for several days so these pictures will be spread out over several posts.

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The view from our balcony

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The other view from our balcony

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A rainy morning on the roof

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The shopping district

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The church next to the hotel (not to be confused with the many other churches in town)

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Rosalie in the door of a different church

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Taormina panorama (with the town of Naxos in the distance)