In Taormina, where tourism is often reduced to its lowest common denominator, these gardens are a breath of heaven. Beautifully planted with majestic century-old trees, carefully planned beds where less is more and unusual follies built from wood, brick and mosaics round every corner, tinkling fountains and water spouts, this is a wonderful place to wander for a few hours, away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets surrounding the city centre. The views from the terraces, which drop down almost vertically to the dark blue seas below, are breathtaking. The Gulf of Naxos in all its glory backed by towering snow-capped Etna and closer to home Monte Tauro dominated by its castle, are sublime. Plenty of birds to spot including itinerant house martins on their way North, and the soft whack of tennis from the adjacent public courts, add to the restful tranquility of these beautifully maintained gardens.
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