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Trisori designs and produces jewellery with a view to combining some Italian chic with a London ‘edge’.
At the heart of Trisori are two resourceful and multi-cultural Italians based in London who have nurtured their creativity to craft strong statement pieces inspired by feminine elegance and playfulness.
Our collections are handmade by Italian artisans using high quality semi-precious gemstones which are set in gold-plated designs. Trisori’s uniqueness is apparent in our bold, contemporary and stylish collections which focus on complementing our Clients’ personal style and inner sparkle.

We hope you will enjoy following our blog, where we write about some of the things we like.

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Trisori is a jewellery brand that combines original Italian style with a touch of "London chic". Founded by a cosmopolitan pair of Italians residing in London, Trisori have developed a flawless ability to create strong statement pieces which retain a sense of elegance and playful femininity. Using high quality semi-precious stones set in gold plated designs, Trisori's handmade pieces are bold, contemporary and stylish. Trisori are unique; they make an effort to truly understand the way in which a woman creates her own personal style and design their jewellery line to compliment just that.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Sicilian Holiday (Part 1): Taormina on a budget

Recently, a friend of mine asked me where to go in Sicily if you are not Donald Trump.
What a wonderful reason I have to publish a post in the blog about my lovely part of the world!

First of all, get yourself a bargain and grab a flight from London to Catania Fontanarossa. If you are lucky, you can get a return flight for less than 150 pounds with Easyjet. Alitalia does not fly direct and you don't want to buy an indirect flight: it takes forever to arrive to the final destination.

Now that you have your return flight to Sicily, where do you stay?

If you have 3 days
Rent a car at the Catania Fontarossa Airport and head north to Taormina. You need to be a good driver as Taormina has tiny streets, people drive like lunatics and parking space is impossible to find. If you are not, don't despair, you can take a bus from the airport directly to Taormina.

Once there, if you are on a budget, the wisest thing to do is to stay in Castelmola. which is a little town above Taormina. It's really close and 30% cheaper and hotels offer shuttle services to and from Taormina.
Book at Hotel Villa Sonia: Click here for the website of the Hotel which is nicely located and not too expensive.

You can spend 2 days relaxing in Taormina and 1 day doing an excursion to see Mount Etna.
In all honesty, with such a beautiful scenary and amazing hot temperature, you deserve a medal if you manage to go all the way up to Mount Etna in the summer! Every hotel organises trips to the surrounding cities/ natural reserves, just ask at the reception.

If you have a week or for something more luxurious, follow this blog next Friday!



  1. Villa Sonia is great, but quite expensive. There are many other hotels in and aound Taormina that will offer good value.

  2. It's cheaper than all the other 4* hotels but if you are lookinf gor somethign cheap and cheerful, try this b&b:

    or this other one (cheaper and basic):

    They are both located in Porta Catania which is quite central.
    Hope this helps.