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Taormina, Sicily 2013.
Very good anchorage. You can leave the boat but you better take a bus to Taormina, just on top of the hill, because it is a BIG hill.
... The theory that Tauromenion was founded by colonists from Naxos is confirmed by Strabo and other ancient writers.
Tauromenium again played a conspicuous part during the wars of Sextus Pompeius in Sicily, and, from its strength as a fortress, was one of the principal points of the position which he took up in 36 BC, for defense against Octavian. It became the scene also of a sea-fight between a part of the fleet of Octavian, commanded by the triumvir in person, and that of Pompeius, which terminated in the defeat and almost total destruction of the former...
And a very beautiful place too. Pity that I arrived too late to visit the Greek theater that it is magnificent (look for photos on the google).
Taormina is a kind of hot spot in Sicily were everybody seems to come in for the night. Beautiful girls and ladies everywhere and all dressed up like going to a party: the city looks like a party
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