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Giardini Naxos ... My Town

Sixteen years ago this year we visited Sicily for the first time and we were immediately seduced by the islands beauty, culture, food and its people, so much so that after only three visits we decided to buy a home there. On one of our first trips we met our friend Gianfranco who was at that time working in one of Taormina's most famous bars. One evening we mentioned to him about buying a home in Sicily and he suggested looking at possibilities in Giardini Naxos, the seaside town located below Taormina in the Bay of Naxos, and we fell in love with its charm. It is a fully fledged town with a port and long stretches of beach, lined with hotels, bars and restaurants. Gianfranco soon become known as our "adopted Sicilian big brother" and he helped us find our home in Giardini Naxos. The rest as they say is history ... Giardini Naxos has a pretty postcard setting and is located five kilometres south of Taormina. The town has gone from being a sleepy fishing village i