Sicily – 12 moments from the life of Taormina

Photos and text : Adrián Szász dr.

Colors and faces of Corso Umberto, the town’s VIBRANT main street

The Sicilian poet Renzino Barbera lived for 86 years between 1923 and 2009. During this time he woke up every morning as if he were born, and in the evening he lay down as if he were to die. “So I lived much more than anybody else“, he explained this sophisticated attitude. We don’t know if today’s Sicilians are consciously following the guidance of their artist predecessor, but it’s sure: they can live! We were convinced of this during our 10 day trip to the southeast region of Europe’s seventh largest island. From Taormina through Syracuse to Ragusa, visiting the filming locations of the Godfather film trilogy, the Sicilian chocolate capital and the rocks of Odysseus. In the first step, as a result of this journey I present a slice of Taormina life in 11 photos + 1 music to you.

Bird’s eye view of Taormina, panorama from the Greek theatre (teatro antico)

People are waiting on Piazza IX Aprile, in front of the Church of Saint Augustine

Another exciting perspective from Villa Comunale park towards Giardini-Naxos

A nice house entrance to relax in the shadow if you are full with the sun 🙂


When the sky is angry above the sea – as we could see it from Taormina

“Sitting out in the night…

…looking down upon the lights of Taormina” (Mark Knopfler)

On a pathway to the sea – his vest is red as the wine from Messina

She used to call him her sweet senor?

AND A song explainS everything. 6 mins that requires US to slow down (worth it)

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