Just to report back after my trip to Sicily. I like to think that, as someone in his mid eighties, I usually manage keep my emotions in full check. Having said that, I have to confess to that when the Car Ferry boat set sail from Messina, across the Messina Straits and I found myself comparing it with my last trip on those identical waters my overwhelming feeling of satisfaction was inescapable. The fact that this time I had my lifelong partner by my side obviously helped, but it took much will power not to punch the air in triumph as if to say "I made it, so there !" The trip to Villa San Giovanni took less than half an hour and from there our friendly taxi drove us to the National Museum in Reggio di Calabria where we got to see the famous Riace Bronzes. I took over 300 pics during our week at Taormina but don't be afraid, you will only get to see a few ! The manned torpedo, by the way, is in the Public Gardens of Taormina.