Taormina. Sicily. Italy. View of one of the public gardens ornamental pavilions known as the beehives which consist of arches and arcades in a Beehive formation. The giardini di Valla Comunale, the public gardens of Taormina were created in 1899 by Florence Trevelyan Cacciola 10 years after hurriedly leaving Britain after having an affair with the future King Edward VII. The gardens are a green oasis of Mediterranean and exotic plants and include fountains and diverse follies. The glitzy and ultra-charming medieval town of Taormina is located 200 metres high above sea level on a spur of Mount Taurus on the East coast of Sicily in the province of Messina.
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