At sunset, far in the clouds we could see some colorful lights and amazing fireworks. We asked some friendly locals about that place and they said that is called Castelmola. Though Castelmola is only 2km from Taormina, it’s a steep climb, and takes about 90 minutes. You might prefer to take a taxi up and do the walk back down, especially on hot summer day.It was a bumpy ride via windy road up to the mountain top.
We were amazed by the view, real bird eye perspective of endless cascades of fruit plant ages and vineyards. Short and narrow streets, abandoned houses, lunch time, homecooked food – smells like heaven, oh so Sicilian!!!
Stair, stairs and some more stairs, enjoy the view, take a photo, create a memory and remember it till end of days.
The castle in Castlemola is a ruin. There is relatively little to see, it’s really worth making the climb for the views, rather than the castle itself. The village is built like a fortress, to protect the inhabitants against aggressors from the sea.
The little town has a surprisingly imposing Duomo, and several smaller churches.
Quick rest, famous pizza and cafe Fredo in the shade of the giant brake tree.We took some amazing pictures from piazza Duomo,which is our best impression of that little castle.
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If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.