15 Aug Sicily – August 2014
Amazing place – and the Volcano! We were aiming for something for everyone so we spent a week near Cefalu enjoying a family resort on the beach. The kids absolutely loved the huge pool and the evening entertainment. Then we spent a few days in Taormina so us adults could see some sights. And what a sight – the view from our hotel room was of Mount Etna which was erupting while we were there. It was mesmerizing to watch the lava flow down the hillside in the evenings. We stayed at the Hotel Villa Sonia which was a great location, not just for the views, but also because we could walk to the village of Castelmola, but were also only a few minutes drive from lively Taormina. All of the landscape around Taormina has been influenced by the volcano, which I found fascinating and was even educational for the children!