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... of different things like weddings in some beautiful squares, double parking on narrow streets, food stalls etc.
You realise all these villages have been vulnerable to Etna's lava flow over thousands of years. Some villages have been completely destroyed and rebuilt nearby.
We get to the busy car park at nearly 2000m. Unfortunately the mountain top is now clouded over and the intention was to take ...
... 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 ...
... gritty and apparently "real" slice of urban Sicily. The B&B we stayed in was great, and was located in a working class neighborhood of shops and homes. Some of the neighborhood scenes were right out of The Soprano's, with seemingly idle men hanging around on cheap plastic chairs outside little restaurants or bars, maybe playing cards on a small folding table or just watching and commenting on the world going by.
First impressions of Sicily weren't very positive as we assumed the metered taxi would charge us the correct fair, but it was at least double what what it should have been, and the drive to the hotel wasn't impressive. Fortunately things got better. The city has some beautiful buildings, although it can take a bit of adjusting to the dark grey lava stone, which is an abundant building material provided by the still ...
Breakfast at the hotel in the sun, we can smell the croissants cooking of a morning before we get up, yum! Got ready for my trip to Mount Etna, collected from the hotel in a mini bus, nice French couple, a German girl on the bus and three English tourists. First stop was to see the lava flow at one of the view points, next stop ...