Taormina on the Cliff
Taormina is a lovely resort town in the shadow of Mount Etna. It is built on cliffs overlooking the channel between Sicily and Italy. My hotel was built into one of those cliffs with every room having a view of the sea between Sicily and the mainland of Italy. This town has all sorts of stairs to climb, a beach below, and 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’s lots of variety with the volcano, gardens, old style European town, cliffs, hills and even the tropical Isola Bella.