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Travel Photo Diary: Taormina

24th August, 2015
Mazzarò beach.

Mazzarò beach.

Chilling with my girl.

Chilling with my girl.

Bam Bar - best granita's in town!

Bam Bar – best granitas in town!

Beach days.

Beach days.

Mazzarò beach.

Beachside at Mazzarò beach.

Cruising in culottes.

Cruising in culottes.

Taking Sophia to the church where we were married.

Paying a visit to San Giuseppe Church where Luke and I were married.

Taking Sophia to the church where we were married.

Taking Sophia to the church where we were married.

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Exploring with Sophia.

Cooling down at a water fountain in the public gardens.

Cooling down at a water fountain in the public gardens.

Family time.

Family time by the pool.

Feeding the fish in Taormina's public gardens.

Feeding the fish in Taormina’s public gardens.

Sunset drinks at The Grand Hotel Timeo.

Sunset drinks at The Grand Hotel Timeo.

After recently spending some time in Sweden for a wedding, we decided to take a side trip to one of my favourite places in the world – Taormina in Italy. It’s actually the first time I’ve been back since Luke and I were married there and this time around we had a special guest in tow, Sophia. It was nice to have some quality family time and enjoy the summer sun. It was particularly special having Sophia there with us as we took her to the church where we were married and the gardens where we had our wedding photos taken. I’ve been spending time in Taormina with my family since I was very little, so it was nice to be able to enjoy it with my own family this time around.

See my favourite things to do and see in Taormina HERE.

Lifestyle

Visiting Taormina? Here’s the must-see list I give to my friends

25th March, 2015

Taormina

Taormina in Italy is without a doubt one of my favourite places in the world. Not only did I used to go there a lot when I was little, it’s also the place where Luke and I got married. I always get asked by my friends what they should see and do when they visit there and I always share the same list with them. If you’re planning a little trip away to enjoy the European summer this year definitely consider adding Taormina to your list – I promise you’ll love it. Here’s the must-see list…

Things to do: 

  • Visit Mazzaro beach and/or Isola Bella Beach.
  • Go to Bam Bar for a granita (an ice drink the Italians eat for breakfast). This is where all the locals go. It’s delicious!
  • Do a boat tour to see the grottos. You can get a boat at Mazzaro beach.
  • Visit the Greek Theatre in town (see if there is a performance you can see at night).
  • Visit the Taormina Public Gardens (Giardino Pubblico). It has stunning views over the bay to Giardini Naxos and Etna.
  • Visit Castelmola, a small town above Taormina. It has incredible views (and visit Bar Turrisi – it’s hilarious!).
  • If you have a few days, do a tour to Mt Etna. (It takes a day and it’s REALLY cold up top so take a jumper!)
  • You can also do the Godfather tour.

Places to eat:

  • Il Delfino Restaurant- it’s on Mazzaro Beach so it’s great for lunch off the beach. Really nice fresh fish!
  • Maffei’s Restaurant. Best food with a lovely courtyard setting.
  • Hotel Timeo (this is where we had our wedding reception) go there for sunset drinks and/or dinner. Delicious food and a stunning setting.
  • Ristorante L’Arco Dei Cappuccini- great food!
  • Ristorante Baronessa- rooftop dining so it has a beautiful view.
  • Granduca Restaurant- great pizza.

Places to drink: 

  • Metropole Hotel- great for sunset drinks.
  • Grand Hotel Timeo – stunning setting for sunset drinks (and try their peach bellini’s!)
  • Morgana Bar- garden bar for after dinner drinks…. and dancing!
Lifestyle

Amalfi Coast Photo Diary

20th August, 2013
Taking a dip at La Fontelina, Capri.

Taking a dip at La Fontelina, Capri.

Beautiful Positano.

Beautiful Positano.

Luke at La Conca del Sogno.

Luke at La Conca del Sogno.

La Conca del Sogno.

La Conca del Sogno.

Lunch at Ristorante Conca Del Sogno.

Lunch at Ristorante Conca Del Sogno.

La Conca del Sogno.

La Conca del Sogno.

Fresh watermelon at La Fontelina, Capri.

Fresh watermelon at La Fontelina, Capri.

Beautiful Capri.

Beautiful Capri.

Bougainvillea in Capri.

Bougainvillea in Capri.

La Fontelina, Capri.

La Fontelina, Capri.

Capri.

Capri.

Street signs in Capri.

Street signs in Capri.

Marzipan fruit.

Marzipan fruit.

The view of Positano from Le Sirenuse, Champagne & Oyster Bar.

The view of Positano from Le Sirenuse, Champagne & Oyster Bar.

At Le Sirenuse, Positano.

At Le Sirenuse, Positano.

The view from Il San Pietro Hotel, Positano.

The view from Il San Pietro Hotel, Positano.

My favourite place on earth is Italy and the Amalfi Coast is such a special place, filled with beautiful sights, delicious food and wonderful things to do. We recently stayed in Positano and did day trips around the other stunning parts of the Amalfi Coast. Here are some of my favourite spots, restaurants and things to do…

Da Adolfo, Positano – The Da Adolfo boat leaves Positano port every 30 minutes. It’s a gorgeous restaurant on a cute little beach, perfect for a lazy afternoon so pack a beach bag and stay for the day!

La Conca del Sogno, Restaurant and beach club- Located between Positano and Capri. Take a 30-minute boat ride and make it a day trip. Once again, it’s perfect for a long lunch while dipping into the ocean in-between courses.

La Fontelina, Capri – Capri is a must-see in itself. It’s a stunning town with beautiful views, loads of shopping, great restaurants and cafes. But if you are looking to escape the hassle and bustle then head down to La Fontelina, it’s a gorgeous little beach club with a delicious restaurant.

Le Sirenuse champagne and oyster bar – Enjoy oysters and Bellini’s while taking in the breathtaking views of Positano.

Zass, San Pietro Hotel, Positano – Located on the cliffs, it’s a five star restaurant and hotel bar and is another stunning location to enjoy dinner while taking in the stunning sights.

Music on the Rocks – Positano’s only nightclub and it’s a must!