Southern Exposure – Sicily [Part 1]

After staying in Reggio Calabria for the night, we took the ferry over to Sicily and had a short drive south to Taormina for our first stop on the island.  Sicily, which is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, is largely known by the Americans as the land of The Godfather movies, the mafia, and the birth of the legend of Cyclops.  While these things are true, there is also a lot more to Sicilia – it has some of the most impressive archeological sites in Italy, boasts the highest active volcano in Europe (Mt. Etna), produces pretty darn good wine, wonderful pastries and has beautiful beaches.  We do have limited time while we’re here, so we’re trying to hit several of the main cities and sites…. [Read More]