Hotel La Grotta
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For the last few days we have had a magnificent view of Mt Etna from our camper and like Mt Taranaki, Mt Fuji and similar cone shaped mountains it is often hidden by cloud cover.
We woke to find only a whisker of cloud at the top and decided today is the day to visit some 35km away. We took the motorway for about 15km then the rest of the way was through villages with one way streets. It was Saturday so ...
We travelled via Cefalin, a former fishing village, and visited the cathedral there, then we had lunch at Miraglia Forest where the restaurant is part of a farm. We walked down the long driveway lined with pines and past some pigs, (whose relatives were on the menu). After lunch our destination was up and up a winding road to our hotel on the edge of the historic town of Taorima. We again had ...
... roasted in their skins, deeply blackened on the outside but smokey and delicious on the inside. Karen made an incredible salad with them adding only a little salt and olive oil, which we devoured on our train ride to Siracusa along with some bread, cheese and grapes (both the delicious sweet fresh variety, and the also delicious dry fermented variety).
They say it is the mothers and grandmothers who, thorough their ...
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 ...
You can never be in doubt about what time it is in Ficarra ...as the clock ...just near by ...I think in the next room ...( no the big church clock tower) lets loose EVERY 15 minutes ...so hence ..I had a bad nights sleep ..plus this lovely girl I met on the train bought me a good STRONG Italian coffee at around 6 ...so it all added up to a sleepless night but hey ...life goes on !! But hey ...nothing that two coffees at Astone Bar didn't fix. Big ...