It was absolutely frigid out on the forward deck as we sailed into Messina, Sicily…. Ann, Cathy & I left the ship at noon when we arrived and hired a taxi to take us to Taormina which was about 45 minutes away. I have never been there and heard it was beautiful so off we went! Toarmina is situated high on Mt. Taura. It is a very interesting old city with a medieval character. The Greco-Roman Theater was very interesting. It was built by the greeks in the 3rd century and later renovsted by the Romans…. The Public gardens were also interesting. We spent a fair amout of time on the Corso Umberto with its many shops and restuarants. We settled down at the Porta Messina-Taormina Restaurant for lunch and a little WiFi before returning to the ship…. Great day!!!