PHOTO: Clock Tower and Church of San Giuseppe in Taormina, Sicily

Clock Tower and San Guiseppe Church on Piazza IX Aprile in Taormina, Sicily

Piazza IX Aprile is so named because on April 9, 1860, during a Mass in the cathedral of Taormina, rumor spread that Garibaldi had landed at Marsala to begin the the fight for liberation from the Bourbons. Today anchored by the town’s Clock Tower and Church of San Giuseppe, it is the heart of Taormina, Sicily, where artists paint portraits and locals gather at sidewalk cafes for coffee.

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