Thursday, July 18, 2013
Given our crazy arrival the night before, we were happy to sleep in and wake up late. Daylight brought a very different picture. The view from our apartment was outstanding looking over the Mediterranean with Mount Etna in the background. We decided to walk into town for breakfast. Taormina is built on a hillside with winding streets and alleyways full of quaint shops and restaurants. We stopped to have lemon and sugar crepes that were delicious. 

After exploring the town a little more, we headed up the hill to visit the Ancient Greek theatre. This is a theatre that was built over two thousand years ago on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea. The theatre is still in use today. The setting was idyllic.

We walked back to our apartment to soak up some sun on our terrace and get caught up on the British Open and the second Ashes Test! Well rested, we ventured out again in the early evening to explore more of the town and find a restaurant for dinner. There were so many restaurants to choose from so we narrowed down the selection process to only those that had bruschetta on the menu. We came across one establishment that met the criteria but decided not to stop there as there was an annoying Italian street band playing outside. We kept going and found the perfect restaurant just around the corner. Needless to say the bruschetta was fantastic and the pasta entrees did the trick. We followed this up with some caramel gelato from a gelato shop on the way back to our apartment before our lazy day came to an end.

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