franniepat, great news. We are good at persistence, and will try ATMs in our network. How were the hotels? They have been tweaked a bit from the original, and the Taormina location looks better. We're looking for an "authentic" experience, not Hyatts, and enjoy observing the local scene.
I guess when the European atms require chips, our American debit cards will add them. Interesting how technology adaptation varies.