Grand Avalon Sikani Resort & Residence Sicily
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Travel Blogs from Gioiosa Marea
The boat docks at our rock beach and we board for our voyage to Capri. We watch the green sea and coast as we make our way over and cruise around Capri. The water is very choppy and tiny row boats are lined up outside the small entrance to the traffic-jammed blue grotto. It looks like it would be hours to get in if it is even possible. So unfortunately we miss this archaeological site. Our typical luck!
Once on land after a ...
... We freshen up a bit, and then head over to another cousin's house for a final farewell dinner. We eat at Mariano's house with his wife Lina. She is so sweet and gives me a tablecloth that was hand made by my great grandmother, Fortunata. It's over 100 yrs old and it's been passed down from one generation to the next. Lina tells me now I can do the same. I'm overwhelmed with emotion because of the value of these personal and family based traditions. Also, as a loving mother, ...
... arrive at the restaurant, we go to a huge room with a long table and plenty of seats for 30+ people. Pizza and arancini (rice ball) is passed around and later biscotti cookies! Yummy! Two brothers begin playing old Sicilian songs on the guitar and the entire group starts singing and clapping! In the corner, a group of young girls dance in a small circle, tarantella style! It's awesome!! ...
Ciao tutti! Hello everyone!! Sorry for not being able to write sooner but it's been a bit crazy between driving to the other side of island, in and out of hotels, wifi issues, and then getting back home late each night. I know you've been curious to know what's been going on the past few days, so let me fill you in... Monday - after checking out of our B&B in Scopello, we visited the Zangaro Natural Reserve park where we did a short hike with breathtaking views of the ...
... of Lipari town and was so convenient for everything. It even came with its own adorable stray kitty that must have sensed we were missing our critters back home. I named her Gretta Gotto and she became quite comfortable with us, hanging around Mike's legs while he washed dishes and allowing me to cut matted hair balls from her neck (yes with a butcher knife, no scissors to be found). So wish I could have hid her in my backpack to bring home!! Of course we chose to travel ...
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- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed