Showing posts from November, 2018

Christmas Taormina Style

Taormina is known as the pearl of the Ionian Sea, it is a town full of myth and legend draped in ancient history. In summer it is a popular destination for the international Jet Set and it is one of the most beautiful parts of Sicily. The town has incredible energy, boasts beautiful colours, exciting aromas and the tastes of authentic Sicilian cuisine. In the Winter season it can be the perfect destination for a festive city break or romantic weekend away. In Sicily, Christmas starts on 8th December, the day of the Immaculate Conception and lasts until Epiphany on 6th January. Taormina is a charming place to be at Christmas time and this winter a lot more hotels and restaurants are staying open. This year Taormina has been stunningly adorned with an abundance of beautiful decorations, therefore here are 12 festive reasons to visit Taormina: The Weather With weather in mind winter in Taormina is mild compared to northern European towns, the skies can be clear and life cont

... afternoon tea at EtnaHub

There are many ways that you can experience the beauty of Mount Etna. One of the things I love most about writing my Blog is the lovely invitations I receive to visit amazing places and so I was delighted through the wonders of social media to be invited last month to EtnaHub. With 2019 approaching what could be a better new year resolution than learning a new language, ie Italian in a fun and cultural way in a beautiful location. Positioned in the countryside just outside the beautiful town of Acireale, EtnaHub is nestled between the slopes of Mount Etna and the sparkling Ionian Sea. EtnaHub is located in an old winery dating back to the 19th century. It has been reclaimed and redeveloped as an open space with multi-purposed rooms linked together, located on two levels and equipped for flexible use. There is an outdoor area, immersed in a private garden in the charming Sicilian countryside set amongst fragrant lemon trees, green olive trees, lava stone ter