Arathena Rocks Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... of different things like weddings in some beautiful squares, double parking on narrow streets, food stalls etc.
You realise all these villages have been vulnerable to Etna's lava flow over thousands of years. Some villages have been completely destroyed and rebuilt nearby.
We get to the busy car park at nearly 2000m. Unfortunately the mountain top is now clouded over and the intention was to take ...
... room with spectacular views from the balcony along the bay and to Mt Etna, Europe's highest active volcano. Unfortunately the trip Rob and I booked to get closer to Mt Etna didn't eventuate the next day, (it seems there were mixed massages about where to pick us up). But we still had a great day having a look at more of Taorima, and the views of Mt Etna were very clear from where we ...
Due to bad weather - rain and wind - something we are not used to, we drove from the 'instep' of Italy to the 'toe' (Sicily) including the 30 minute ferry crossing.
The weather improved around 3pm when we arrived in Messina. Our first camp should have been a 90min drive south but took longer, we arrived near dusk to find it was only a day park. Getting there had been quite a challenge up steep windy narrow roads ...
First impressions of Sicily weren't very positive as we assumed the metered taxi would charge us the correct fair, but it was at least double what what it should have been, and the drive to the hotel wasn't impressive. Fortunately things got better. The city has some beautiful buildings, although it can take a bit of adjusting to the dark grey lava stone, which is an abundant building material provided by the still ...
... top, we walked along the edge next to two craters, I had lunch at this stop (arancini, coffee and canoli cake). Nice sunny day today. We spent some time waiting for the English people to get back to the bus, thought we had lost them! Next stop was an underground cave, we were issued with a hard hat and torch. Last stop was to ...