Taormina’s Villa Comunale

Taormina’s Villa Comunale is located on a cliff with a stunning view of the sea and Mount Etna. The park was donated to the town by Lady Florence Trevelyan Cacciola, an Englishwoman who loved Taormina and originally owned the property. She built the pavilion (pictured) so she could enjoy Villa Comunale’s flora and fauna.

When It Blooms

This is a blooming caper flower. So, if the bud is picked before the flower blooms, that’s what is preserved and eaten with fish and vegetables. This same plant bears a fruit known as a caper berry, also eaten. Sicily is a major producer of capers, and the island of Pantelleria, off of Sicily’s southeast…