PHOTO: Porta Catania, one of the city gates in Taormina, Sicily

PHOTO: Porta Catania, One of the Original City Gates in Taormina, Sicily

Porta Catania, one of the original gates into the city of Taormina, Sicily, Italy

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Porta Catania, built in 1440, is one of the original gates that led into the hilltop town of Taormina, Sicily. It marks the western end of Corso Umberto, the city’s main street.

2 Comments on “PHOTO: Porta Catania, One of the Original City Gates in Taormina, Sicily

  1. The plastic chairs and security camera in the left corner seem such a contrast to the carefully hand-built stone wall and brick street.

    • It’s a beautiful town, Rhonda, but definitely one that has succumbed to tourism as their bread and butter, which I fear has resulted in a lot of “inauthentic” things, like plastic chairs. Of course, the security cameras are an inescapable and ubiquitous fact these days, in all developed countries.

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