Hotel Baia Azzurra
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... was filmed in The Godfather before heading to dinner. We sat at a table that overlooked the ocean and enjoyed some table side serenading. Well, I enjoyed it, at least; the guys looked pretty annoyed. I haven't been able to get the song "Volare" out of my head since! We continued our stroll after dinner and stopped for gelato. So good! It was another perfect ...
... had to go on to a bus that was four wheeled drive and had massive tyres and they looked like a monster truck.
We got to the top and had a tour guide for 40 mins.
There were 2 main craters that exploded in 2002 and sprayed out lava.
The guide told us if you were 10 metres away from the lava you were safe if you even walked away. (No way in ...
... meters off sea level.
Then we had to catch a cable car up to about 2500 meters and the cable car looked so small but I think it could fit about 9 people in there.
And after the cable car we caught a bus that has MASSIVE wheels to about 2950 meters above sea level.
I thought it was super high everything down below looked like an ant even the buildings.
So we had about 3 hours up there with a tour ...
... driver up to 1900m.
We then caught a fun cable car ride up to 2500m.
From there we climbed in a special 4wd bus to take us to the official crater zone at 2920m.
You feel like you are on a movie set of Mars, with black lava gravel, rocks and ash.
It was awesome walking around an area that had only last erupted in 2002.
Slept in a little this morning until 8 but we were still so tired, all the walking is catching up with us haha. Headed up for breakfast because our hotel is backwards and the ground level is 1 and then the rooms and beach is down. The seating area was beautiful for breakfast facing the coastline with mount etna in the background. Finally they had bombe for Brekkie mmmm. Today we have decided to chill by ...