The Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rock is built into the side of a steep mountain in the town of Taormina, using a natural cave system in the side of the mountain. In these caves, visions of the Virgin Mary were said to have appeared to a shepherd. The cave currently contains writings on the rock walls left there by a holy hermit who stayed in the cave for a time. While you are there, you should also visit the ruins of Castle Taormina at the top of the mountain.
The Porta Catania is one of the major entrances to the historic town of Taormina on the south side... Read more