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Our tour group left Palermo in the morning on July 28th and made a stop at Agrigento to visit the ancient Greek temples from 500-400BC. They were in incredible condition and well
intact. We left there around 1PM and then arrived at Grande Allegro Capotarmina hotel in Taromino, Sicily. The hotel was located on a cliff over the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 29th wevisited and walked around Corso Umberto in Taromino, Sicily.
At around 11AM, nine of us rented a van and took a trip to Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. We took a sky ride to a higher part of the mountain and reached 10,000 of the 11,000 foot summit. From there I was able to walk down in to the crater. There were pieces of lava rock all over the ground.
It looked as though I was walking on the moon.
On July 31st we traveled to the island of Capri. Once there we took tiny boats into a cave called the Blue Grotto. The water here was a different, crystal clear blue color. There were so many cliffs soaring out of the water and homes on the sides of the mountains.