Grand Hotel Liberty
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... were more great views back down to the coast from the tiny clifftop church above Taorima. After an extensive search, Sandra, Frank and I purchased a selection of deli items and we all enjoyed a platter back on our balcony at the hotel, with the backdrop of the coastline below and Mt Etna, with the plume of smoke rising from the top. Before our farewell dinner a few of us watched the ...
... br> The camp made us very welcome and Enzo, a German who had lived in Sicily for 8 years, was tremendously helpful. He very kindly drove us to a restaurant at the port and then picked us up after. All part of the camp service. We enjoyed our meal too and were told by the waiter that the weather was very unusual.
The next day we had off, staying put, catching up on things as it were. Enzo is a bit of a ...
... was in 1669 when the coastal town of Catania was wiped out, taking 20,000 lives with it. More recently 19 tourists were killed when it erupted, and so today people are forbidden from going to the upper slopes. The lava that spewed down the mountainside became very fertile over time, and all kinds of agriculture, orchards and vineyards now thrive in the rich soil.
Earthquakes are another constant risk for the people of Sicily, ...
... they grow olives, lemons, peaches, almonds, etc. The volcanic soil is full of minerals but after an eruption takes over 100 years before anything substantial can grow. Lots of people continue to live on the mountain. We can't access the photo's yet as there was a card ...
... 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 ...