Malta to Sicily (Taormina)

2018 – Bus TD 2 are direct buses from Sleima to the airport….6 Euros and 20 minutes later we arrive. Our 55 minute Flight to Catania, quick and smooth. Upon arrival our driver is there waiting for us. ! An hour later we are at our hotel!

Taormina, a hilltop town with narrow streets designed for traffic dating back 2000 years. We stroll along the main street Via Umberto from Catania Gate to Messina Gate. Shops, restaurants and many sites to see. Even though it is the off season there are tourists strolling around everywhere. Breathtaking view of the Bay of Naxos.

Amazing view of Mount Etna from our hotel. One of the world’s most active volcanoes. There was a huge eruption shortly after we departed Sicily. Mount Etna has been added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Difficult to stop taking photos…Morning, Noon and Evening.

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  1. Thank you for sharing your adventures!!.. “Life gives us brief moments with another, but sometimes in those brief moments we get memories that last a lifetime, So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.” (Author Unknown)… 🙂

    Until we meet again…
    May the sun shine all day long
    Everything go right, nothing go wrong
    May those you love bring love back to you
    May all the wishes you wish come true
    May peace be within you
    May your heart be strong
    May you find whatever you’re seeking
    Wherever you may roam
                      (Irish Saying)

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  2. Great photo’s Anita! We took the ferry from Malta to Sicily and also paid a visit to Taormina – what a beautiful place! And we also walked around Mt Etna (fortunately, no eruptions when we were there back in 2011).

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  3. What a breathtaking view of Mt. Etna! Did you zoom in to capture that shot? The details of its snow and crevices are super sharp! I’ve only had a brief stint in Sicily in 2017 (and I did not check out Mt. Etna), so to see your visit there made me nostalgic and wanting to see more there someday.

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  4. Wow!!! What a view of Mount Etna! I was lucky to visit Malta back in 2004 — so beautiful there and I remember a TON of stray cats there! One day during our visit, one of the locals, who drove a carriage, asked me to come meet his horse — which then turned into my husband and I taking a carriage ride with the driver! 🙂 That encounter with the horse — named ‘Ginger’ — is what made me reconnect with my past as horsewoman. Ever since, I’ve had horses in my life again, after having had a horse when I was growing up showing horses and taking riding lessons. What a blessing it has been to have horses in my life — had I not been in Malta — had I not met Ginger that day — I don’t know if I would have reconnected with horses again or not. I’ve had my own horse farm the past 15 years and wouldn’t trade it for anything! ❤️

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