Spending the day laying out on a yacht, Scarlett Johansson was spotted soaking up the sun in a white bikini while alongside her burly bodyguard in Taormina, Italy on Monday (July 9).
After enjoying a float on the water, the "Avengers" actress made her way back to shore where she kept her face hidden behind a visor and sunglasses while covering up her bikini bod with a purple floral skirt and a grey racer-back tank top.
On the business front, Scarlett will get to please movie-goers yet again as Black Widow in the sequel to "The Avengers", but this time she will be banking a lot more cash for the role.
According to the New York Post, the 27-year-old actress has been offered a record-breaking $20 million to squeeze back into that tight leather costume to reclaim her role for the Marvel film - which landed third spot on the global box office after bringing in over $1.355 billion in worldwide sales.
Currently, Scarlett is filming "Don Jon's Addiction", which follows a the quest of a porn-addicted Don Juan-type on his quest to become a better person and is expected to hit theaters some time in 2013.
Enjoy the photos of Scarlett Johansson laying out on a yacht with a mystery man in Taormina, Italy (July 9).
Taormina (Sicilian: Taurmina, Greek: Ταυρομένιον Tauromenion, Latin: Tauromenium, Arabic: طبرمين Ṭabarmīn) is a comune and small town on the east coast of the island of Sicily, Italy, in the Province of Messina, about midway between Messina and Catania. Taormina has been a very popular tourist destination since the 19th century. It has popular beaches (accessible via an aerial tramway) on the Ionian sea, which is remarkably warm and has a high salt content. Taormina can be reached via highways (autostrade) from Messina from the north and Catania from the south.
Just south of Taormina is the Isola Bella, a nature reserve; and further south, situated beside a bay, is the popular seaside resort of Giardini Naxos. Tours of the Capo Sant' Andrea grottos are also available.
The village of Taormina is perched on a cliff overlooking the Ionian sea. Besides the ancient Greek theatre, it has many old churches, lively bars, fine restaurants, and antique shops. Taormina is approximately a forty-five minute drive away from Europe's largest active volcano, Mount Etna.
Icelandic writer Halldór Laxness, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1955, wrote most of his first novel, Vefarinn mikli frá Kasmír ("The Great Weaver from Kashmir"), in Taormina which he then praised highly in his book of autobiographical essays, Skáldatími ("The Time of the Poet", 1963).
Between 1948 and 1999 the English writer Daphne Phelps lived in the Casa Cuseni designed and built by Robert Hawthorn Kitson in 1905, and entertained various friends including Bertrand Russell, Roald Dahl, and Tennessee Williams.
Many exhibitions and events are organized during the summer in Taormina. The exceptional stage for pop and classical concerts, opera and important performances often recorded by television (for example, the ceremony of the Silver Ribbon Award, the Festivalbar, the Kore) is the Ancient Theatre. Since 1983, the most important performances are realized by Taormina Arte, the cultural institution which organizes one of the most famous music, theatre and dance festivals. Within the program of Taormina Arte there is the Taormina Film Fest, the well-known cinema festival, the heir of the Cinema Festival of Messina and Taormina, dating from 1960, which for about twenty years has hosted the David of Donatello Awards with the participation of the most famous Italian film stars. During the Taormina Film Fest the Silver Ribbons are now awarded, a prize created by Italian Film Journalists.
Since 2005, in October, Taormina Arte has organized the Giuseppe Sinopoli Festival, a festival dedicated completely to the great conductor, who died in 2001 and was for many years the artistic director of Taormina Arte.Source: gossipcenter.com,wikipedia.org