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First Stop today in Zafferana, a name what comes from the arabic language - means: Safran. Not because of you'll find the plant there - no. It's because you'll find a blooming spring time of Ginster and it colors the mountains from red to yellow.
We`re at the lava fields of Etna. Our Tourguide Rosario explain how everything came together and Ghassan is listening very carefully.
A lesson in geography. Do you know that Sicily is turning up to 5mm a year anti clockwise? Ahh there you go, you're never to old to learn something new.
We`re on the first platoon on Etna, Edna Nicolosi Nord. Ready do go for a little walk.
We`ve been walking around the Crater Silvestri. One of the 4 main craters on the Etna Vulcan.
Our guide Rosario showed us the way into one of the crater. At good weather everybody can do it, today you need to be an taff explorer to do the walk. Cold, cloudy and the wind is like a punch right into your face. Still we`re having a great time.
One of the very few caves what's been left from the eruption. We had the chance to climb inside and take a look around.
And there we go, at the end of the first level. Cold, wet but everybody happy. What a great day. Thanks to everybody and a big hug to Rosano, our tour guide for the Etna trip.
Wellcome to Villa Romana Del Casale. It use to be the residence of an roman nobel family. It's located at the Province of Enna, the Heart of Sicily. This country house belonged to an Senator Family from Rome and he was called Praefectus Urbi.
That's probably the most famous picture in there. The "Bikini - Girls". So we`re very sorry for the French, but we saw, it wasn't you who invented the Bikinis. Back at this time (around 320 AD) the ladies wear this bikinis for sport activities.
A children's pic. The factions are identifiable not only by the color of the children's tunics, but also by the plumage of the birds. Flamingos for the Reds, geese for the Whites, gallinule for the Blues and pheasants for the Greens
Slowly, we`re back for good. Getting closer to Catania with a last pic of the Etna - we thought....
But what a surprise at dinner... the Etna is omnipresent here in Sicily.
The Farewell Dinner at the last Day. Thank you all so much for sharing this beautiful adventure with us. A big thank to Ghassan, who been the Sweeper the whole trip though and he did a great job. Hope you're all getting back safe and sound. We`re looking forward to see you guys again and do another ride to far away places. Goodbye.