Giardini Naxos, Sicily
Giardini Naxos is a seaside town strung along a wide bay below the famous mountainside town Taormina in the eastern coast of Sicily. Its setting is picturesque, and although the little town is not particularly elegant or exciting, it's a cheery place in the tourist season, with superb views of Taormina and the Sicilian hills. An archaeological park gives the town some cultural interest. Most of what Giardini Naxos has to offer can be seen by taking a stroll along the long seafront road. Here you can book a boat trip, relax on the sand, rent your own boat, admire the views, swim or enjoy a meal at one of the many sea-view restaurants.