Travel Blogs from Milazzo
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 ...
... a wee, paid for by 4 gelati...... Phew!
A Google search while we waited for the town to rise from her slumber, did not reveal any pistachio shops / wholesalers, but the bartender told us about a place near the church. We searched again without success in the most suffocating heat, and were saved by a lovely lady who directed us to a pasticceria that specialised in pistachio products. We bought a few pastries, but the highlight of the trip was ...
We arrived, or tried valiantly to, at around 3pm between Piedmont Etneo and Linguaglossa, but couldn't find the agriturismo, despite counting the requisite railway crossings before the turn-off! We had to wait for the owners in the parking lot of a nearby supermarket. Maria came to fetch us and within minutes we arrived in Etna Mare.
It is hard to describe this wine and olive farm near the foot of Mount Etna and ...
... slice of Paradiso (the Italian word for 'Paradise').
Seeing that it is summer in America and Europe, I cant brag to you about the beautiful sunny warm weather, but I can say that the location was one of the most beautiful places that I have seen. Both from the top of the mountain in Taormina to the beach in Nexos. To God be the glory for creating such a beautiful world! Next stop: Switzerland!
Ciao belli raggazi!
... forth from our mountain top retreat to hunt for a cannoli and suitable cliff jumping locations.
Tomorrrow marks a return to normality and those things that accompany it - anaemic skin tones and early starts. Therefore we're making the best of the final day in our sicilian idle, like a mafia don in hiding, by rising leisurely late, topping up our tans and scofing pizza. Molto Bene!