Monday, July 13, 2009

Sicilia update

We have had a very busy week. We found a home! Our villa is near a town called Paterno, a large, gritty, real sicilian town with much to explore. The villa is large by sicilian standards, four bedrooms and a finished basement, three and a half baths. It is technically a condo/townhouse, as it is attached on one side to another villa. The yard is very small, which seems to be expected here in sicily. However, there are grapevines, palm trees, a lemon tree and a pomegranate tree. We have a spectracular view of Mount Etna and the countryside from several of the terraces. I will attach photos after we move in.
On Sunday we all packed into the small fiat we have rented, and headed towards Taormina for a day at the beach. The water was cool and clear and a good time was had by all. The kids were quick to point out the first topless sunbather we have witnessed. We are not in Kansas anymore.
The photos are all from Taormina, Sicily's most famous tourist town. It is very beautiful and clean with the most impressive views. The greek theatre was so impressive, they hold concerts and events troughout the year.

1 comment:

LFrye said...

Great Pictures and the Subjects are excellent. I did not see the photographer. Someone needs to take a picture of her.