Si Trova: a Taormina
Lat: 37° 51' 4.362348" N - Long: 15° 17' 23.80524" E
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In 1884 Lady Florence Trevelyan, a Scottish noblewoman cousin of Queen Victoria, reached Taormina.
She had left his country after a relationship with Edward VII, heir to the throne of England, but after touring the world, she was entranced by the beauty of Taormina.
She settled near the Greek theater and fall love with the mayor Professor Salvatore Cacciola.
She bought various plots of land, including the Isolabella, and took particular care of his garden, which today is a beautiful park and is the municipal villa of Taormina.
She adorned it with unique oriental constructions, called "Victorian follies", which still make it a very characteristic and fascinating place.
Overlooking the marvelous panorama of Etna and the coast there are many rare plants and lots of flowers.
Thanks to Lady Florence, this place was admired by many illustrious figures such as Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, Tsar Nicholas II, Edward VII of England, Prince Victor Emmanuel III, Princess Amelia d'Orléans Queen of Portugal, Countess Mazzarino, Franca Florio, Tina Whitaker, and also artists and writers such as Oscar Wilde, Guido Gozzano, Nietzsche and Gabriele D'Annunzio.
So Lady Florence contributed greatly to the reputation of Taormina throughout the world.
The villa is open from 9:00 to 24:00 in summer, from 9:00 to 20:00 in winter.
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