At 11:00 a.m. we docked at the Port in Sicily (Porta Messina). By noon, we were on a bus headed along the shore about 45 minutes to Taormina which is a town founded in the 3rd century B.C. Once we arrived, we had three hours to explore on our own.
The highlight for us was the ancient Greek theatre which was rebuilt by the Romans. The ampitheater is over 2,000 years old and overlooks the water.