Hotel Ossidiana Stromboli
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... from my heart. I came see where I was complacent in my heart for what it means to love and it saddened me that I had not been stronger or was more aware in those times.
I know that I will never be able to love perfectly. No person can ever accomplish perfection in this life, but to be aware of my own short-comings is the first step in being able to advance one step closer toward doing it right...doing it the way Jesus did it. He showed us how to really love ...
We woke up a little earlier today to make the hour long trip to Noto, famous for its Baroque architecture, almonds and the gelateria that purportedly makes the best ice-cream in the world! I have to bribe the girls with either the promise of shopping or something nice to eat if I expect them to traipse through Duomo after Duomo, or climb unendingly steep hills in search of castles and mosaics. I cunningly kept the address of Gelateria Costanza until the end of our visit, ...
... It had to be rebuilt after an earthquake in 1653 and besides beautiful churches, has various cave dwellings that were inhabited as late as the 1950s. A beautiful town! We had an expensive, but not particularly remarkable dinner at Osteria Tre Colli, followed by the most magnificent gelato -Paolo's pistachio gelato was like peanut butter in terms of it nuttiness and consistency.... Divine!
Tomorrow, we are waking up a little earlier to go to Noto before ...
... it wasn't preserved or showcased as a tourist attraction, hence it's raw and gritty, surviving the ages. It's ancient. We continue walking and passed by cave-like structures under the two major Ragusa bridges. Along the way, we checked a couple of churches. One of them was built by or inhabited by the Cavaliers of Malta, and there were so many Knights of Malta and Templars symbols everywhere.
I typically check the internet, ...
... 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 ...