My friend Becca is about to have her fourth baby any day now, which is about the stage I was at the last time we went to Taormina. Both of us love the gorgeous vistas and old-world charm of this beautiful cliff-top town, and we’ve been visiting it together since we first became friends. (See photos of our first adventure to Taormina here, back when Lena was just four months old!)
With just one week left of Becca’s pregnancy, we decided to brave the hour-long drive and steep hills for a fun day with our little kiddos. There is no lovelier time to visit than on a balmy May morning! We parked along the water and rode the cable car up into the town, wandered down to the city park (Villa Communale) to eat a picnic lunch, and then stopped for granite (Italian ice) on the way back to the cable car.
I really hope we get to go to Taormina one more time together before the dear Arthur family moves late this summer. By that time Becca’s baby girl might be four months old… which would be an ironic way to finish off our adventures together after we’ve now visited with four-month-old Lena and four-month-old Gil over the years!
But that’s enough talk of people moving! I think it’s often — but not always — hardest for the ones left behind, don’t you?