Mount Etna


Friday, July 19, 2013
As typical creatures of habit, we couldn't resist the lemon and sugar crepes for breakfast, so we decided to pay another visit to Cafe Chico. We were not disappointed. After breakfast, it was time to see Mount Etna up close, one of the most active volcanoes in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The volcano is almost always in a state of activity and we could see it smoking from our terrace.

Our drive took us through some interesting coastal towns before we made our way to the highway and successfully navigated the toll system this time round. The drive up to Mount Etna was interesting as the lush vegetation gradually gave way to the moonscape look of volcanic rock and ash. It was amazing to see how many craters have been formed over the years and we were able to walk up to the crater caused by the 2001 eruption. It was also interesting to experience the big drop in temperature from the heat of the coastal area.

We drove back to Taormina through some rural Sicilian towns in time to watch the sunset from our terrace accompanied by a few glasses of red wine. At dinnertime, we couldn't resist the temptation of another visit to the excellent restaurant in our hotel, where we surprised ourselves by ordering the usual bruschetta, vegetable canoli and tiramisu. It was fabulous.

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