Taormina: next stop in our Italian journey

On Monday, May 7, 1787, Goethe was in Taormina. He later described the beautiful view he enjoyed in “Italian Journey”: “…the eye falls on the whole of the long ridge of Etna; then on the left it catches a view of the seashore, as far as Catania, and even Syracuse, and then the wide and extensive view is closed by the immense smoking volcano, but not horribly, for the atmosphere, with its softening effect, makes it look more distant, and milder than it really is”.

Taormina is still the same city the German author visited – and any trip to Italy should include a stop here.

Taormina: next stop in our Italian journey

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