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... striven to restore the township and have rejected any possibility of moving elsewhere. "These people are fatalists and the mountain is their life" explained our guide.
Carmelo further explained that because of modern scientific intervention, the dangers of Mount Etna are now considered to be relatively low. Volcanologists have devised means mitigating the volcanic dangers by detouring the laval flows through forging enormous ...
... well preserved with killer views. We spent an hour clambering over the ruins, taking a plethora of photographs. And it wasn’t too crowded.
We then looked around the town for a while, and had something to eat. Again the town is enchanting and yet another place we would like to spend more time.
Caught the last bus back at 2 pm.
... and all ready to go. Our friend Francesco (driver for airport) was very prompt and awaiting us ... It was pleasant to have been in Francisco's company on our arrival, and his friendliness & informative conversation was again appreciated for our departure drive. At airport nice and early for the "delayed by an hour" flight ... & alas ... flight further delayed by ...
Can yo believe it no, Granita and brioche today! Instead I enjoy a Caffe Latte and what nice change that is for the day.
After breakfast my cousin Nello's wife Marisa and their daughters Vera and Federica, and friend Simone pick me up and we head to Isola Bella for a day on the beach. On our way we stop at the bakery and purchase our panini with provalone cheese and prosciutto for lunch.
Isla Bella known in Sicilian as Isula Bedda is ...
... meaning bath and al Saqquah dating back to the cult of the Syrian god "Shai al Quaaum". Could it be that my descendant are a mixture of Spanish and Arabic on my Grandfather's (Rosario Sciacca) side of the family.
In the afternoon Ottavio had spend sometime with me going over the computer.
In the evening Saro's cousin and his family arrived for a casual dinner alfresco style in their court yard.