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... think of the mountain as extending all the way from the ocean to the main volcano 35km's inland. The reason is that there is an estimated 350 volcanic craters that are part of the land around the volcano and all part of the same volcano system. Etna is 3,350 metres (about 11,000 feet) and today we would bus to the end of the road at 2,000 metres and walk around more recently extinct craters. The volcano has four active craters, all out of walking distance for us, ...
At least it didin't come down to a coin toss, as both options had great things going for them, but in the end, we chose to spend the day wandering through the town of Siracusa and Ortigia, rather than the seaside resort of Taormina.
First, we packed up our bags for our room change - the only downside of showing up in Catania one day early - and headed downstairs for one of the most extensive(and delicious) Buffet breakfasts I've ever seen ...
... and those grey clouds looming over head don't seem to be going anywhere. Plus, the sorry looks we got at the ticket office when asking about our chances were definitely not encouraging ones.
Next, I try my luck in Catania, and call up the B & B we will be staying at the next night. I crossed my fingers that they had a place for us, even a closet will do, so we can extend our stay an extra night. And they do. Forget the ...
Met at the bus stop by my phone ringing. Roberto piled us all plus bags into his little merc, I was sitting on graham bag.
Apartment lovely but quite a few step, 4th floor. Lucky Roberto carried jen n my bags. Fabulous balcony/roon top patio were we breakfast watching the rich n famous in their yachts.
Only 28/30 here - cool.
Walked to the parque archeologico. Huge greek/roman ruins in the middle of the new city.
roman roads, huge ...
... bruschetta and was drinking beer. We were at dinner for a couple of hours, talking the whole time! There first language was German but there English was really good! They said it was because they watch a lot of TV series in English! Haha so there just like me! After dinner and a few drinks we wanted to go dancing so we walked around a bit but were told that you have to catch a bus to the clubs so we decided to call it a night! I was now in a much better mood and everything seemed ...
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