Holiday in Sicily        27th June - 4th July 2013

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Saturday 29th June.  -  There was an optional excursion to Mount Etna. We opted out and so had a free day.  We spent some time walking along the seafront at Letojanni. There was not much of interest to see - a small town spread along the beach road, a square with a church, a small market, a few shops.

Later, we caught a bus into Taormina where we had lunch at the bar next to the bus station. We then caught a bus up the hill to the medieval town of Castelmola, several hundred feet above Taormina. The drive up was spectacular with sharp bends, narrow roads. (The drive back down was even more spectacular as the driver thought he was driving a Farrari). It was a pretty village, mostly pedestrianised with some remarkable views over the surrounding countryside and Taormina. There was time for a cool drink before catching the bus back down the hill.

Photographs:  View over Taormina - note Greek Theatre);  Elaine at a viewpoint;  view over countryside - very hilly.