Taormina, Sicily: The Pearl of the Mediterranean Sea

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As an international traveler, I have been to London, Paris, New York and Asia, and had the fortunate opportunity to have seen and experienced many exciting, beautiful cultures and lifestyles, but nothing compares to the Italian culture…more specifically, there’s no place like Sicily. Besides the fact that it is my beloved home, Sicily has so much to offer when it comes to experiencing authentic traditions, history and most of all romance.

When one thinks of Sicily, the first thing that comes to mind: Taormina, the most popular destination not only for holidays but also for wedding planning. The movie industry, the art world and fashion business have glamourized this city for centuries and it is with that history that my company, Destiny and Destinations, intends to keep the glamour going as the ultimate destination for having your wedding.

 

Internationally known as “the pearl of the Mediterranean Sea,” Taormina has seduced anyone from conquerors to painters, from queens to poets and from designers to directors thanks to its monuments and landscapes. Taormina has a rich and diverse cultural background with inspirations stemming from Greek, Roman, French and Spanish traditions, to name a few. With this cultural diversity, the city is known for its open-mindedness, making it an international attraction. Main events include theatre productions, fashion shows, concerts and film festivals. Attractions from medieval buildings to extensive sandy beaches make it a favorite destination.
sicily - lampedusaFor our couples planning their wedding at Destiny and Destinations, we provide first-class treatment from start to finish. Our services consist of:

  • taking care of your paperwork, administration and necessary legal requirements for your wedding day
  • assisting you in selecting your type of ceremony—traditional Sicilian weddings, church weddings, civil weddings, symbolic weddings, outdoor weddings, godfather weddings
  • helping you to find your dream wedding dress
  • presenting venue selections that will suit your taste and needs
  • curating your floral arrangements
  • making arrangements for catering, music and photography
  • organizing accommodations for you and your guests
  • providing suggestions and organizing your romantic honeymoon in Italy, from private beach-side villas to adventurous treks in an active volcano
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Sicily offers a wide range of things to do and attractions to see, Destiny and Destinations has a variety of honeymoon packages for you to choose from:

Sicily is romance: Picture just the two of you in complete privacy, enjoying your villa with your personal chef, massages, and your private beach. We can organize a tour of the most romantic places: sunrise at the beach, sunset by the volcano, dinners with spectacular views—just the two of you.

Sicily is sea: For the bridal couple who wants the sea on their doorstep. A swim before breakfast, a private boat trip to the Eolian islands for a dip while the sun is shining high in the sky with one of the most astonish view, and dinner on the beach with only the moon and the stars as your light.

Sicily is fun: After a day on one of the beaches where you can choose from sports or games in a solo setting or with a group of people in one of the many establishments we have selected, you can get ready for the night! A nice walk to explore the local restaurants and bars or a night at the opera, you can mingle and enjoy the atmosphere.

Sicily is discovering: For the bridal couple who understands to enjoy the island, to discover as much as possible, the best experience is having a wandering honeymoon. We can secure a vintage FIAT 500 for you and book an accommodation in every city or village there is to see.

Sicily is adventure: Have you ever trekked on an active volcano? For the adventurous bridal couple, we can arrange canyoning in the Alcantara Gorges, parapending, mountain biking, diving, climbing, helicopter tours, hydrospeeding, quad tour and why not go back a hundreds years with a donkey tour.

These are just a taste of what this enchanting island has to offer. Sicily is the ideal destination where you can create your perfect wedding scenario.

 

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About the Author:  Morena Russo,  a former  Fashion & Style Editor of World Bride Magazine, has graciously returned to grace us with her words of wisdom about her beloved Sicily as a Contributing Lifestyle Editor for the Italian region. Morena grew up in Sicily, spending her childhood surrounded by vintage and apparel. With a mother that had a passion for flea markets and a father who worked in a fabric mill, she found herself drawn to the fashion industry and all aspects of it and opened Connecting Dots Production.

After working first in Milan and then in New York for such names as: Prada, Blumarine, Dennis Basso, Max Mara Group, Moschino, Tod’s Group, Dolce & Gabbana, Diesel, Madonna and many more, she returned to Sicily for love and after helping her inner circle of friends with planning their special day, she decided, with great passion, to embark on this new adventure, Destiny & Destinations.

“I have always been inspired by a woman’s inner power and strength. I like to incorporates a delicate mix of style and elegance with a dash of old world femininity and a touch of fabulosity in every event, fashion show or wedding I create.”

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