Travel Blogs from Reggio di Calabria
... slice of Paradiso (the Italian word for 'Paradise').
Seeing that it is summer in America and Europe, I cant brag to you about the beautiful sunny warm weather, but I can say that the location was one of the most beautiful places that I have seen. Both from the top of the mountain in Taormina to the beach in Nexos. To God be the glory for creating such a beautiful world! Next stop: Switzerland!
Ciao belli raggazi!
... ourselves into hiding already.
Yet it did mean we were ideally placed to witness Etna's eruption. Passing the binoculars quickly between us we gaped as the volcano spat forth huge glowing lumps of lava into dark night sky. A stream of molten magma, visible with the naked eye, snaking down the hillside.
The rest of the week has been spent lounging around the poolside, and on the odd ...
... is beginning to lose it's appeal. Last night we joined a large crowd at a bar in town and watched the defeat of England by Uruguay in the World Cup; depressed boys on the way home I'm afraid.
Culturally it's been a quiet week but we did drive down to Syracusa, the ancient Greek city, to see the sites. Apart from a decent theatre and amphitheatre they had a very odd and huge cave system. One cave was called the "Ear of Dionysius", because it's ...
... a piece of luck. My sons claim they arranged it for my birthday. We are planning to go up but wonder if we will be allowed if it's so active, I can hear it rumbling as I type this.
if you want better shots see: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/cu rrent-activity.html
We all went in to Taormina yesterday and had a birthday lunch, very nice. Only hassle ...
... direction! We were late.
The rental house is up a very windy steep slope with sections of unmade road. The trouble is worth it for the wonderful view of the coast and direct sight of the top of Etna. As dusk came we could see the eruptions shooting out into the night sky accompanied by the muffled boom like a quarrying in the distance, amazing. I hope we can capture some good ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Lungomare Hotel Reggio di Calabria
Other places to stay in Reggio di Calabria
The Strip and Vicinity, Reggio di Calabria | 3 star hotelfrom $80
Boulder Highway, Reggio di Calabria | 4 star hotelfrom $128
Via Vittorio Veneto, 95, Reggio di Calabria | 3 star hotelfrom $69
Boulder Highway, Reggio di Calabria | 4 star hotelfrom $146
Via Mercato, 9, Reggio di Calabria | 4 star hotelfrom $94
Via 3 Settembre, Reggio di Calabria | Hotelfrom $91
The Strip and Vicinity, Reggio di Calabria | 4 star hotelfrom $108
The Strip and Vicinity, Reggio di Calabria | Hotelfrom $94