Taormina is a lovely resort town in the shadow of Mount Etna. It is built on cliffs overlooking the channel between Sicily and Italy. Our hotel was built into a cliff and every room had a view of the sea between Sicily and the mainland of Italy. There are all sorts of stairs to climb, a beach below, archeological sites above. The Greek Theater is an excellent ruin with fabulous views. While I was there Etna was venting. It spewed fire the day after I left. There is a fair amount of variety with the volcano, gardens, old style European town, cliffs, hills and even the tropical Isola Bella.