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We woke up to another amazing Turano breakfast of espresso, freshly baked bread, prosciutto, and cheeses before hitting the road for Taormina, Sicily. A three hour car ride and a short ferry later, we arrived at one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever seen! The view from my room is breathtaking. We walked the town, window shopped, and even saw the ...
... had to go on to a bus that was four wheeled drive and had massive tyres and they looked like a monster truck.
We got to the top and had a tour guide for 40 mins.
There were 2 main craters that exploded in 2002 and sprayed out lava.
The guide told us if you were 10 metres away from the lava you were safe if you even walked away. (No way in ...
... us around.
And he said there was multiple craters. Over all we saw 2 up there and 2 on our way back down to the car.
And I threw some rocks into the crater and you could hear the rocks going down bumping against other rocks.
And we didn't even go all the way up to the main central crater because the air was to thin and there was this gas that people can't take in.
I think it went about another ...
... driver up to 1900m.
We then caught a fun cable car ride up to 2500m.
From there we climbed in a special 4wd bus to take us to the official crater zone at 2920m.
You feel like you are on a movie set of Mars, with black lava gravel, rocks and ash.
It was awesome walking around an area that had only last erupted in 2002.
... restaurant called la cisterna del Moro and it was definitely the right decision. We had to wait about 20mins to get a seat out on the terrace but it was worth the wait. We had a nice little entree and then had a lasagna and cannelloni - they were delicious. No dessert because we were so full from dinner, we then caught a cab back to the hotel and started to pack ready for our plane trip in the ...