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... in the Duomo with the fountain in front of it. The crowd was different from yesterday...no kids playing football, few families, babies and strollers. There were local folks mixed in with us until 10:30 when I spied the first tourist group behind a flag bearer. Lois was on a search for a sweet Sicilian pastry called cannoli at a pasticcerie. We found them, settled at a perfect people watching table on the stroll and had ...
... br> three nights, it took some long days of driving to get to Sicily.
Our Tour Director, Ernesta, is fabulous, giving us lots of history of
the areas and telling us about Italians generally. How they don't
like rules, obsessed with their digestive systems, love to talk. She
has even given us some lessons on Italian sign language (pretty
girls, good food, need a toilet). All our local tour guides have
been first class.
... in a piccolini (small) gelato, and ate that while we walked back to the funicular to descend back to our gorgeous hotel.
We saw a wedding car and guests arrive up in Taormina and when we returned to our hotel, there was a huge wedding feast happening on the edge of the water, where that day all the sun lounges had been. The guests were all formally dressed and they had some great music happening. Weekday weddings are more common over here as the ...
... feeling they feel quite independent to the mainland. The island has been a prize for invasions dating back to the Greek, Roman, Norman and Byzantines times so it has a real mixture of cultures. Their main living comes from tourism, olives and citrus fruits.
As we sailed in we could see why this is such a unique place to visit. The town is high on a mountain with a really steep access road, so once we got to port by tender we took ...
... a patch of paradise''.
Woke up to very loud long rumbles........Mt Etna had erupted only days before our arrival...... this was not sounding good. They got louder & longer... couldn't help think of Pompeii! And then the sky opened up & it started to rain & I realized it was mountainous thunder after all. Etna had just had an explosion a few days ago (lava flow & the works) and left black ash ...