Let me ask you what you know about Italy besides Rome, Milan, mafia, spaghetti, pizza and mandolin. I really hope the answer is a list of name of cities, monuments, places and so on.
How much do you know Verona? It is definitely more than just Shakespeare’s romance and Juliet’s house. In your mind it is very popular because of the romantic tragedy that has been reproduced on the big screen, starring a young and pretty much unknown Leonardo diCaprio truly, madly, deeply in love with Claire Danes.
Forget the statue of Juliet, or her tomb, or the house of Romeo, or the wall where lovers wrote their promises: this is just a story or a legend (even if the Juliets-that’s how the Juliets’ girls are still called nowadays- keep working really hard).
Worldwide touristic center, Taormina is known for its breathtaking views of the sea and Mount Etna, for its small and typical streets, and the temperated climat, all over the year. You can reach the city by plane, from Catania airport, then by bus, car, or train.
Taormina was founded in the IV century B.C. by the Siculi, on the slopes of the Tauro Mountain, from where its name comes ( Tauromenion ). The city was greek and then roman. It was byzantine capital of Sicily, destroyed by the Arabs, it was rebuilted and became an artistic and commercial centre.
Dolomites are probably the most beautiful mountains of the whole Europe. On the top of the heighest peaks you can find snow also during summer. If you are interested in summer skiing, you should consider a trip to Passo dello Stelvio, one of the highest Dolomiti’s area.
There, skiing is possible from June to November (during winter, the weather is too cold ! ). On Passo dello Stelvio are available about 30 chilometers of sky run. Even the most exigent sportsman will be pleased.