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Messina Strait to Giarre

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Capo Peloro, the Sicily side at the entry to the Messina Strait


Messina Strait,
the Calabry side with

Villa S. Giovanni


Messina strait, the Sicily side with Messina


Messina Strait,
a typical sword fish
fishing boat


Taormina from the sea

View from Taormina to the North

View from Taormina to the South with Naxos

View from Taormina
to the East

Taormina
a street

Taormina
a street

Taormina
the church

the harbor at Naxos

view of the harbor from the city of Naxos

the city of Naxos

sundown at the harbor
of Naxos

Etna
a side crater

Etna
just one day after the lava flow stopped

Etna
the 4 WD small bus
         
The Messina Strait is at the smallest side in the North about 3 km wide. Depending from the wind and tidal conditions there can be formed current of up to 5 kn. Because on the different salinity and temperatures of the Ionian an Tyrrhenian seas there are frequent, interesting but absolutely inoffensive water whirls.
Taormina was a Greek colony in the antique. There is a well conserved Greek theater, still used for antique Greek dramas. More information at: http://www.taormina.it
Naxos was also a Greek colony in the antique. The harbor is poor frequented and free. No water, no electricity. There is nothing specially interesting in Naxos.
More information at: http://www.naxos.it
The Etna is the main volcano in Europe, over 3300 m high and one of the biggest in the world with almost regular eruptions. The Etna is a volcano of the black type erupting mainly lava. More information at: http://www.geo.mtu.edu/~boris/ETNA.html


Giarre to Augusta

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The Cyclops at Acitrezza

       
Acitrezza is located to the SE of the Etna volcano. According to the Odyssey of Homer on the Etna was living Polyphem, a single eyed giant of the people of the Cyclops, who was forging lightning for the supreme God Zeus of the Greek mythology. After Odysseus and his companions stabbed the eye of Polyphem with a red-hot pile and flew down to their ship, Polyphem throwed rocks after the Greeks. According to the tradition, the rocks in front of Acitrezze named Cyclops, are those throwed by Polyphem. Acitrezza is a small fishing harbor.

Augusta to Capo Passero

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