Showing posts from September, 2019

Love at Villa Mon Repos Taormina

Over the past five years wedding tourism in Sicily has increased dramatically. Weddings abroad can often be more intimate, less costly and a lot less stressful with beautiful weather, which is why more couples are opting for destination weddings creating memories that will last a lifetime. Italy has always been a popular choice offering romance and a variety of venue options. There are many beautiful venues to choose from in Sicily ranging from 5 star hotels and resorts, ancient palazzo's, castles, baroque churches, vineyards, country estates and luxury villas just to name a few. One of those villa's is the beautiful Villa Mon Repos in Taormina. The town of Taormina is a popular place for tourism and weddings. It is one of the most important international tourist centres in the Sicilian region known for its natural landscape, sea views, beautiful beaches and historical monuments. The town is surrounded by much beauty and breathtaking views of the smoking volcano Mount

Island Life ... Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

This year it will be twelve years since we bought our Sicilian home and just over fifteen years since we first visited and fell in love with the island. In this time we have had many adventures involving planes, trains and automobiles. It has been a while since I have written about our life in Sicily so in this post I have decided share some of our funny and sometimes scary adventures with transport. Planes In the winter season there are not as many direct flights from the UK to Catania as there are in the spring and summer seasons. When we were going through the process of buying our Sicilian home there were times when we would have to fly out last minute to sign papers, meet builders, etc etc. We purchased our house in winter so therefore sometimes we had to improvise by taking connecting flights. The easiest connection for us from London was via Milan so we used to book the first flight out of London into Milan then the last flight out of Milan into Catania and vice vers