Soon after the girls left for school, Mom and I were on the road heading north to Taormina. Here's another beautiful Sicilian town that I am just now visiting for the first time. So happy to share this day with Mom! We had beautiful weather (again!) and spent the whole day walking and exploring. We had great luck happening upon most of the top sights listed in my guidebooks without even really trying. We walked and shopped along Corso Umberto, peeked at the Greek amphitheater, took in the views of the ocean and Mt. Etna from the cliffs at the public gardens, and sat for a while at a cafe near the famous Wunderbar and listened to some street musicians singing and playing their guitars.