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Travel Blogs from Lipari
... 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!! ...
... went nice and slow, at a good pace for Mamma Rosa. But she did it, and it was worth it! Tuesday - checked into Tindari Resort & Beach Marina. It is a 10 minute drive to where my mother's family lives in Furnari. A small town where people have lived their whole life and know each other for decades. My mother has 2 aunts from her mothers side that are still alive. It's so nice to see my mom reunited with them as they remind her of her own mother who passed away 6 yrs ...
... called Spiaggia Blanca (White Beach). We had lunch in the little town of Canneto and then turned on a road that winded up to the top of a mountain where we had a view of the entire East side of the island. As we were headed down, the skies turned dark and it started to to sprinkle. Within a few minutes it started coming down pretty hard. We took off as fast as those little scooters would go to get back to Lipari town. Note that Mikes scooter had a windshield on it so he was far ...
... to see the volcano but cancelled that at last minute to stay on the volcano – why not; and very glad I did. Very quiet place with only 400 people living here. It had me singing the ‘Round the Twist’ theme song as it reminded me of that show for some reason.
I tried to get on the crater climb that evening but I arrived too late. Sets off at 330pm and ferry got in about 4. Instead I did the boat trip around the side of the island to see ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Wheelchair accessibility