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So, we had planned to go to Etnaland today, home of water slides and rides, which the girls had been counting down the sleeps for, bit some bad behaviour put paid to that, I'm afraid!
Instead, we opted for a more low key day and headed to the beach at Fiumefreddo, about 8km down the road. The beach itself was quite rocky, and the water really cold, but we had a nice time ...
On Tuesday, we decided to explore the villages surrounding Mount Etna (locals pronounce it Et-uh-na) - Castiglione di Sicilia and Bronte, famous for its pistachios.
We parked at the bottom of the town and started wending our way upward on the cobbled streets amid groans and wails of hunger, boredom, thirst, and needing to wee...... We met a kind (clever?) shopkeeper who told us about the trinacria, the symbol for (and early name for) Sicily, comprising ...
... owners, Amelio and Maria, are such wonderful, accommodating people that we saw a lot of over the week, dropping off wine, olive oil, newly laid eggs and honey.....
Every other evening Lia and I would go fruit picking below the cottage: lemons, oranges, cherries, apricots and sour little apples.....
We had a fabulous week at this peaceful retreat, which was so different from anything else we have ...
When I was making my summer plans over the spring months, I of course wanted to include some relaxing beach time. I made plans to go with a friend to Mykonos in early July and figured that would suffice (in addition to weekly trips to Santa Severa beach outside Rome). Something that I was also planned for the summer was to visit in old teaching buddy who now lives in Zurich. Was going to do that a few days after Madrid.
... ourselves into hiding already.
Yet it did mean we were ideally placed to witness Etna's eruption. Passing the binoculars quickly between us we gaped as the volcano spat forth huge glowing lumps of lava into dark night sky. A stream of molten magma, visible with the naked eye, snaking down the hillside.
The rest of the week has been spent lounging around the poolside, and on the odd ...
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