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Taormina – The Queen of Sicily

Taormina is a great masterpiece of art and nature. Goethe and Guy de Maupassant said and we totally agree, that Taormina is a landscape that seems to exist on Earth to “seduce the eyes, mind, and imagination.” Taormina is a small, compact version of Sicily. Its architecture is a unique mixture of all cultures: Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arabic, and Norman. Oh, Taormina. I must live there when I get old. I pointed to a charming house with a balcony full of flowers and told the kids that I wanted it as a gift for my 60th birthday. “Ok, Mum. Only if you buy us gelato first.” “Good deal”.

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Five days in Syracuse

The Roman Amphitheater is part of the Archaeological Park in Syracuse. It has only been recently discovered and was built during the reign of Octavian August. It looked like they didn’t cut the grass since Octavian time, so we had no choice but do some gardening to have a better photo. We were proud of our hard-working children. It was their contribution to ancient history.

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Mom the Muse

The Muses were the Greek goddesses of inspiration in literature, science and the arts. They exist even nowadays and people call them Moms. You can meet the modern kind of muses in the story Mom the Muse.

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