Grand Hotel Arciduca Lipari
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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... over to Vulcano. It's a sparsely inhabited island due to its volcanic history. Now it resembles something of a moonscape. It is still possible to climb to the crater to see activity, and all around the island there are various signs of active volcanic life. Anoeta had told us about the mud bath. You can bathe in mud, wash it off, then plunge into warm springs in the sea. The mud holds special powers, improving the skin, fixing arthritic and rheumatic conditions, and ...
... can say they did! Then off to see the piazza di spagna and Spanish steps (also a little underwhelming due to the hundreds of street peddlers - they even started arguing with each other as they both offered me a rose at the same time and the church at the top of the steps was covered in scaffolding and canvas adverts!) we did see another wedding while we were there. We caught a taxi back and then fell into ...
... later - Zia forgets she has said goodbye!) We headed over to cousins Tindara and Saro for lunch with Antonio # 2, his girlfriend, daughter Maria, cousin Angelo, Zia Serena, Zio Aldo (12 of us in total). What a feast, tortellini with Ragu, salad, potato mashed with spring onions and Ham then pressed into a bowl and baked (almost croquette like), chicken Marsala and mushrooms, homemade sausages then fruit and a gorgeous dessert called Bianco e ...
... 396 bc. On the way home we stopped to get the kids gelato and then headed over to a little restaurant we found down the road called trattoria tipica - it had a lovely atmosphere but I was a little worried when I saw cavello on the menu, we had a laugh but didn't tell the kids then I went on to ordered the mixed meat platter and then realised it might come with horse!!! Luckily it didn't! We headed home and started sorting things to ...
... nap then walked around Oliveri, met a few rellies - including an uncle and aunt who are visiting from Australia too! Ran into some old men who gave us their names to say hi to Antonio's dad when we get home then had gelato for dinner! Started to think about packing ...