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... were quite picturesque. Horticulture is the major industry of Sicily and it's enabled by the minerals from the volcanic ash which makes for very fertile land. So the locals view Etna positively. Artificial fertiliser is banned here. The soil has unique characteristics that for example produce blood red coloured orange skins. They have distinctive wines as well. So orchards are a common sight and in general while the land looks dry, it is well vegetated, with a mix of ...
... buses and went further uphill to a tiny village called Castelmola which is perched right on top of a 500m rocky peak overlooking Taormina and Giardini Naxos. The views of the towns mentioned and the Mediterranean were striking from such an elevation. The blue waters were so clear we could easily see the ocean floor around Isola Bella even from so high up on the mountain. Castelmola only has one main street ...
... stopped off to the wonderful minuscule seaside restaurant for an orange presse for three, to refresh us, before taking our wares back to Millie. Marina whipped up an amazing lunch: garlic green beans, carrot salad with Italian capers, and a capresse salad. As a surprise for Jacques, Marina picked up three prociuto and cheese sandwiches, which had been grilled and dusted with Parmesan. While Marina and I split 3/4 of one sandwich, Jacques devoured the other ...
... marble floors, giant marble pillars, gigantic domes, sculptures, statues, alters, underground crypts, you name it; it’s there in a super deluxe version.
If you’re detecting a bit of disinterest it’s because I’m preoccupied. It’s about a girl at my hostel in Taormina, Sicily. ...
... within the walls of Vatican City and attracts over 5 million visitors a year- that’s about 14,000 a day, and I can vouch that there were more on the day we visited. Waves of groups of tourists, one after the other, it was crazy! Here’s how not to visit the Museum:
Wait in line to buy a ticket.
Visit with people who dictate the pace of movement.
Visit with children.
Visit on the last Sunday of the month when the museum is ...