The Giardino Pubblico is a peaceful, relaxing oasis a short way from the hubbub of central Taormina. We stumbled on this little garden while walking from our nearby hotel to Corso Umberto. On a clear day, there are unbelievable views past Giardini-Naxos toward the Ionian Sea to the east and to Mt. Etna to the south; on a hazy day, the views are still spectacular, although less so. The well-groomed, lush garden included wide paved walkways lined with various flowering plants, cypresses, palms, cacti, and large planted urns; a couple of unique brick structures; benches; an unusual brass sculpture of angels resting on a bench; a brass bust of Lady Florence Trevelyan, the lady who created the park area; and several examples of the largest, most well-developed Beaucarnea recurvata (commonly known as elephant's foot or ponytail palm) I’d ever seen anywhere.
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