Wednesday, July 25

taormina, sicily

Taormina, in the eastern Sicilian province of Messina, has been inhabited and fought over for millennia and the present town  is a tourist hot spot for good reason. Its beauty, climate and history has captured the paint and pen strokes of many prominent figures over the centuries; Goethe exalted its beauty in his book Italian Journey long before Lonely Planet, D.H. Lawrence found poetry in its cobbled lanes and Truman Capote was inspired to pen prose one fine autumn.  Krishnamurti may have felt the magnetic resonance of the mountain's lei lines, but I was pulled by the lure of the patisseries, cafes and flower boxes in the steep pedestrian only side streets.   

I stayed at B&B Agon; very convenient and friendly accommodation opposite the train station on the southern edge of town. 

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