Sunday, 4 September 2011

TRAVEL NOTES: TAORMINA, SICILY



STAY
Hotel La Pensione Svizzera

Via Luigi Pirandello, 26
t.: +39 0942 23790
Perfect location. Good value for money. Lovely, cool garden and stunning views. Lazy cats!


EAT
Ristorante L'Incontro
Via Luigi Pirandello, 20
T.: +39 0942 628 084
Lovely food, breezy balcony, nice waitress from Scotland!

Ristorante Da Lorenzo
Via Roma, 12
T.: +39 0942 23480

The best fried baby squids ever eaten!

BAMBAR
Via Di Giovanni, 45

Best granita with brioche. All flavours and in every language!



DRINKS WITH A VIEW
Hotel TIMEO
Via Teatro Greco, 59
T.: +39 0942 23801

Great cocktails, view, ambiance, music. Not to be missed.


Bar Turrisi
Pzza Duomo, 19 - Castelmola
T.: +39 0942 28181

Great views at sunset from the top terrace. Very famous and you will find out why!


SHOPPING



KAMARES Ceramiche d'arte
via Pirandello, 16

Ceramiche dell'artigianato siciliano di Manago' G. e figlie
Via S. Domenica, 1
www.manago.it

Turrisi Manie
Via Pio IX, 12 - Castelmola

The best range of ceramiche from Caltagirone.


BEACH

Lido Stockholm
Via Nazionale, Baia di Spisone
T.: +39 0942 625195

Sand, sea, bar, shuttle and an excellent restaurant: Il Cappero.


MUST SEE

Etna at work
Truvatura excursions
www.etnatruvatura.it

Very active but good, they say. So you can walk up and look at a few craters. This is crater n.23.

Bring good walking shoes to come down its slippery slopes.


NOT TO BE MISSED

Being driven around in Massimo's calessino Ape. We loved it!
Massimo cell: +39 388 1919 993


WHEN TO GO

Best month: September.