A few kilometers from Taormina, perched on a rocky hill, surrounded by citrus groves, vineyards and olive groves, stands the town of Savoca, a small medieval village that in 2008 was included among the most beautiful villages in Italy.
Here time seems to have stopped, one almost has the feeling of having been catapulted into the past, about 50 years ago, when cars still did not circulate and life went on slowly and harmoniously. A walk along the semi-deserted streets of the historic center, surrounded by ancient buildings, opens the doors to panoramas that cannot leave you indifferent: your gaze sweeps through the immense and verdant wood, until you get lost on the horizon where the Gulf of Taormina stands out majestically.
All accompanied by an almost mystical peace and silence, as if to reconcile admiration for the splendid spectacle of nature. Only rarely do you meet any passersby, mostly locals who, in the uncertainty of knowing you, still leave you a greeting.