Exploring Ragusa Ibla

Yesterday, I spent a splendid morning exploring the secret staircases and hidden alleyways of Ragusa Ibla. I was imagining what life must have been like when these viccoli where traveled more regularly by residents. After climbing dozens of stairs in out-of-the-way sections of town, I sat in the Piazza Duomo enjoying this lovely view of…

Stroll Through Taormina

The joy of Taormina is its Corso Umberto I, the main pedestrian way. Lined with cafès, boutiques, restaurants, gelaterias, and curiosities, it attracts the world. Start at the Porta Messina. Linger at the Piazza IX Aprile, step into the Duomo, and take a moment to recognize what you just witnessed at the Porta Catania.